Icon of the Tour de France: the Col du Tourmalet

Chris Sidwells profiles the most climbed mountain in Tour de France history - the Col du Tourmalet

The Col du Tourmalet (Chris Catchpole)

(Image credit: chris catchpole)

The father of all mountain climbs, the Col du Tourmalet, in July 1910 took racing cyclists higher than they had ever been before.

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