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DAY 11 - The mighty Col du Tourmalet

Today is one of the must watch stages of the Tour de France.  Starting from Pau the riders will take on the Col d’Aspin and then the mighty Col du Tourmalet, the highest paved mountain in the Pyrenees,  travelling a total of 188 km to an uphill finish at Cauterets. This is the first of the big mountain stages this year and given Chris Froome’s lead over the other contenders it is quite possible that we will see attacks starting on the Col D’Aspin with one or two riders hoping to make up some time on the Col Du Tourmalet. Both of these climbs featured for the first time in the 1910 tour when in that year France’s Gustave Garrigou...

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