Stage 17, July 15, 1979:
The riders tackle some severe climbs namely the Madeleine, Telegraphe, Galibier and the hill top finish at L'Alpe d'Huez. KoM's Giovanni Battaglin leads Hinault, Zoetemelk and Joaquim Agostinho. Twenty three year old, Bernard Hinault was a powerhouse, taking 7 stages and his second Tour de France. Thirty-seven year old Joaquim Agostinho was the absolute strongest that day winning alone to the top of L'Alpe d'Huez stage.