Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mountain of Pain

Torture up the Galibier...
Federico Ezquerra, 1936.



Here it comes. The Tour celebrates its 100th anniversary in the Alps. Tomorrow is the massive 200km stage consisting of the Col du Galibier, the highest finish topping at 2645m. First introduced in 1911, the Col du Galibier will be ascended twice, stage 18 & 19. On Friday, the Galibier will be just a taste in the riders' legs as they will have to contend with the famous Alpe d'Huez. Andy Schleck already predicted that the winner will emerged from stage 18.

It will be full of fireworks... let the battle begin!

2 comments:

Ioan Mihnea Marinescu said...

Galibier was hard to climbed, especially for Contador. The stage was nice, I'm sure Andy will win this tour.

Richard said...

Tomorrow's another short but tough day in the saddle... Galibier (again) & Alpe d'Huez more fireworks!

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