Tour de France riders react: Just how hard was the Col de la Loze?

The peloton gives its thoughts on the highest climb of this year's French Grand Tour

GC riders tackle the Col de la Loze on stage 17 of the 2020 Tour de France (Photo by Bernard Papon - Pool/Getty Images)

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The Col de la Loze provided the highest point of this year's Tour de France, with Miguel Ángel López taking victory atop it and Primož Roglič tightening his grip on the yellow jersey.

It was the summit's first appearance in the French Grand Tour, rising to 2,304 metres above sea level, the first real altitude of this year's race.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.