Alpe d'Huez: A classic climb for Tour de France 2022

The alpine climb of Alpe d'Huez has regularly shaped the outcome of the Tour de France winner

Alpe d'Huez Tour de France
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The iconic Alpe d'Huez returns to the Tour de France for stage 12 in 2022, which is set to be its 31st appearance on the Tour since its first introduction in 1952. 

Instantly recognisable from the air, riders have to navigate 13.8 kilometres and 21 hairpin bends as it slithers from Bourg d’Oisans to the ski resort of Alpe d’Huez in the French Alps. 

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