Five times the Pyrenees blew the Tour de France wide open

The Tour de France can be won and lost in the Pyrenees, so take a look at some of the iconic moments in recent Tour history in the mountain range


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The 2015 Tour de France has hit the Pyrenees and we have our first taste of the high mountains. The climbs of the mountain range in the south-west of France have seen their fair share of cycling history made on their slopes, with Tours won and lost on the brutal ascents.

Here we take a look at five iconic Pyrenean moments from the past quarter of a century of the Tour, with some of the biggest names in cycling involved.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.