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20.02.2014
Col du Tourmalet
Col du Tourmalet is the highest mountain road in the central Pyrenees. It is one of the most revered and feared climbs in the cycling history. In the era of obsession with the ridiculously steep walls like Zoncolan or L'Angliru many people still think Col du Tourmalet is the Everest of all climbs.
Col du Tourmalet is the highest mountain road in the central Pyrenees. It is one of the most revered and feared climbs in the cycling history. In the era of obsession with the ridiculously steep walls like Zoncolan or L'Angliru many people still think Col du Tourmalet is the Everest of all climbs.
Col du Tourmalet is neverending sufferfest in beautiful soroundings. It is constant challenge for your body and soul. It is your escape from the stress and stuff that bothers you everyday. This is your pilgrimage to discovery of your inner strength. When you feel bad think about Alphonse Steines an assistan of Henri Desgrange whose idea it was to revolutionize Tour de France with High Mountain passes. Think about his reconnaissance in Pyrenees before the 1910th when he as lone man in darkness never stopped his feat despite the every other man has tourned back. Think about the first cyclist ever crossed the Tourmalet pass - Octave Lapize. He on the way to the summit in agony shouted on Tour de France officials "You are murderers! Yes, murderers!". Think about all those famous cycling legends whose names is written on the slopes of Col du Tourmalet over the time.
Col du Tourmalet is the holly gral of Tour de France.
For all you our dear friends we have a special treat in mind. As we know it how much you love hard core Bike Tours we will give you an oportunity climb Col du Tourmalet not only one but two times on one day. We think you are ready. All the details of our Tour de France Pyrenees race viewing tour is available here.

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