2015 Tour de France 21 Stages Featuring Alpe d’Huez

PARIS, Oct 22, 2014 (AFP) - A list of the 21 stages of the 3,344km 2015 edition of the Tour de France announced in Paris on Wednesday: Stage 1: Saturday July 4 - Utrecht, 14km individual timetrial 2: Sunday July 5 - Utrecht to Zeeland, 166km 3: Monday July 6 - Antwerp to Huy, 154km 4: Tuesday July 7 - Seraing to Cambrai, 221km 5: Wednesday July 8 - Arras to Amiens, 189km … [Read more...]

Tour de France 2015 Offers Famous Alpe d’Huez Finale

PARIS, Oct 22, 2014 (AFP) - For the first time in Tour de France history the legendary Alpe d'Huez will be climbed on the penultimate stage of the 2015 edition before the final procession in Paris. That was one of several surprises unveiled on Wednesday as the official route for the 2015 Tour, from July 4-26, was announced in Paris by Tour director Christian Prudhomme. After this … [Read more...]

France’s Christope Riblon Triumphs, Hungry Froome Extends Lead

by Justin Davis L'ALPE D'HUEZ, France, July 18, 2013 (AFP) - Yellow jersey holder Chris Froome extended his lead over Alberto Contador as Christope Riblon triumphed atop the Alpe d'Huez on stage 18 to end the hosts' victory famine on Thursday. Froome began the day with a 4min 34sec lead on Contador but on what was billed as the 'Queen' stage of the race -- with six climbs on the … [Read more...]

Contador Conquers Alpe As Brajkovic Reinforces Lead

Written by: Justin Davis ALPE D'HUEZ, France, June 12, 2010 - Slovenian Janez Brajkovic likely put a smile on the face of team leader Lance Armstrong again Saturday after countering every attack by Alberto Contador on the climb to Alpe d'Huez. Reigning Tour de France champion Contador is racing the Dauphine Criterium this week to fine tune his bid for a third yellow jersey on the … [Read more...]

Contador to Discover Alpe d’Huez

GRENOBLE, France, June 11, 2010 (AFP) - Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador will test his reputed climbing skills for the first time on the legendary Alpe d'Huez on today. The 27-year-old Astana rider is racing this week at the Dauphine Criterium, a key warm-up event for the July 3-25 Tour, and will go into Friday's penultimate stage 1min 41sec behind race leader Janez Brajkovic … [Read more...]

The Dauphine Is Going All Alpe d’Huez And Wants To Stay On Top

LYON, April 16, 2010 (AFP) - The Critérium du Dauphiné, this past year in the lap of ASO (organizer of the Tour de France) wants to stay at the summit during its 62nd edition, which will for the first time in June in the resort of Alpe d'Huez. "We want to perpetuate this great race is part of the heritage of cycling," said Christian Prudhomme, director of the Tour de France on the occasion … [Read more...]

Tour de France 2008 – Alpe d’Huez Showdown

This is one of the best cycling short movies we have seen in a very long time. Great editing and even better camera angles. Viva Le Tour. … [Read more...]

Carlos Sastre Conquers Alpe d’Huez, Evans Remains In Contention

ALPE D'HUEZ, France, July 23, 2008 (AFP) - Australia's Cadel Evans succumbed to the dominance of CSC on a thrilling 17th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday when Spaniard Carlos Sastre took possession of the yellow jersey. However Evans, last year's runner-up, could cause some last-gasp drama this Saturday by claiming overall victory in the penultimate stage time trial. Sastre, a … [Read more...]

Tour de France Alpe d’Huez Video by Versus

This Bicycle.net video is supplied by our friends at Versus.com This video gives some really good information on todays monster climb Alpe d'huez. … [Read more...]

Cadel Evans Holds His Own, But CSC Is Ready For The Yellow Jersey Battle

by Justin Davis JAUSIERS, France, July 22, 2008 (AFP) - The Tour de France yellow jersey is set to be decided on the final alpine stage on Wednesday after a dramatic 16th stage here in which CSC failed to shake off Australia's Cadel Evans. CSC's race leader Frank Schleck of Luxembourg finished the 157km stage from Cueno in Italy to here with his 07sec lead on Austrian Bernhard … [Read more...]