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DAY 20 - The penultimate stage on Alpe d'Huez

What a great stage today was, it was nail biting watching to see whether or not Chris Froome could keep hold of the yellow jersey. It all came down to the last climb of the stage, and it seems fitting that the final places of the GC this year should be decided on the Aple d’Huez. Alpe d’Huez probably isn’t the most difficult or picturesque climb in the tour but the battles that have taken place on this mountain are what make it stand out from the rest. In 1997 Marco Pantani attacked three times and only Ullrich could match him until he cracked and Pantani soloed to win in record time up the Alpe. In 2001 Lance Armstrong faked...

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