Date: Sunday 17th June

Route: Alpe d’Hues & Sarenne

Distance: 31.7 miles

Ascent: 2,200 – 6,500 ft

Information: Since 1952, the climb of l’Alpe d’Huez has been a finish for many a dramatic stage of The Tour de France. Recent Tour history saw it as the finish for Stage 17 during the 2008 Tour, won by Carlos Sastre of Spain.

In 2011, Pierre Rolland took on the Spanish “armada” of Sanchez and Contador to claim a classy French win atop the Alpe after a day of tireless work for his team leader, Thomas Voeckler.

The climb up Alpe d’Huez is 13.8 km with an average gradient of 8.1% (1130 m) with 21 switchbacks marked with signs honoring each of the Tour de France/Alpe d’Huez stage winners.

Photo Gallery

At the start in Bourg D'Oisans

Coxy and Spenna on Alpe D'Huez

Steve on Alpe D'Huez

Ade on Alpe D'Huez

Johnno on Alpe D'Huez

Blue and Marty on Alpe D'Huez

Johnny G on Alpe D'Huez

Spenna is King of the Hill

Blue takes another bath

Browny and Spenna at Col de Sarene

Overlooking the Bge Du Chambon

Coxy and Steve on the pass at La Garde

At the top of the Alpe D'Huez