Alpe d'Huez - Corner 9 - Art Print
Declared by many as cycling’s most famous mountain, this climb has determined many Tour de France outcomes. A punchy start with gradients in excess of 10% and 21 hairpins lead you to the summit in 13.5km having climbed 11054m with an average gradient of 8.6%.
Is this the most beautiful or the hardest? Absolutely not. Its fame comes because of how it has shaped the overall general classification, not because of its beauty/toughness. Absolutely there are climbs which should be on your bucket list ahead of this.