The Col du Galibier: The Tour's most iconic climb (video)

What makes this famous climb just so special?

Photos by Daniel Gould

Alpe d’Huez is pretty unremarkable. There, I’ve said it. Take away the Tour de France and it’s just one of dozens of hairpin roads leading to an ugly ski resort in the French Alps, one of hundreds of roads that are famous thanks purely to professional cycling, places that we’d never know of were it not for a famous bike race.

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