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The Tour Is Won on the Alpe: Alpe d'Huez and the Classic Battles of the Tour de France

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The Tour Is Won on the Alpe: Alpe d'Huez and the Classic Battles of the Tour de France - Vespini, Jean-Paul, and Deterline, Mark (Editor), and Herlihy, David V (Translated by)
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If there is one mountain climb that embodies the spirit and magic of the Tour de France, it is the Alpe d'Huez. Its twenty-one hairpin turns and average gradient of 8.1 percent over 13.1 kilometers have become legendary, changing the careers of Americans Greg LeMond and Lance Armstrong, and nearly destroying Jan Ullrich and Marco Pantani. Here at last is the definitive history and unforgettable story of cycling's greatest challenge. In "The Tour is Won on the Alpe: The Classic Battles of the Tour de France," cycling ...

The Tour Is Won on the Alpe: Alpe d'Huez and the Classic Battles of the Tour de France 2008, VeloPress, Boulder, CO

ISBN-13: 9781934030233

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