Best Read [Peter Cossins] Ð Alpe d'Huez: The Story of Pro Cycling's Greatest Climb || [Ebooks Book] PDF ☆
Sep 21, 2020 - 05:11 AM By Peter Cossins

It has been called the Tour de France s Hollywood climb , and there is no doubt that Alpe d Huez has played a starring role in cycling s history since its first encounter with the sport back in 1952 when the legendary Fausto Coppi triumphed on the summit Re introduced to the Tour in 1976, Alpe d Huez has risen to mythical status, thanks initially to a string of victoriesIt has been called the Tour de France s Hollywood climb , and there is no doubt that Alpe d Huez has played a starring role in cycling s history since its first encounter with the sport back in 1952 when the legendary Fausto Coppi triumphed on the summit Re introduced to the Tour in 1976, Alpe d Huez has risen to mythical status, thanks initially to a string of victories by riders from Holland, whose exploits attracted tens of thousands of their compatriots to the climb, which has become known as Dutch mountain A snaking 13.8 kilometre ascent rising up through 21 numbered hairpins at an average gradient of 7.8%, Alpe d Huez is the climb on which every great rider wants to win Many of the sport s most famous and now even infamous names have won on the Alpe, including Bernard Hinault, Joop Zoetemelk, Lucho Herrera, Marco Pantani and Lance Armstrong As well as days of brilliance, there have controversies such as the high speed and drug fuelled duels of the EPO years in the 1990s and into the new millennium In Alpe d Huez, veteran cycling journalist Peter Cossins reveals the triumphs, passion and despair behind the great exploits on the Alpe and discloses the untold details that have led to the mountain becoming as important to the Tour as the race is to resort at its summit It is a tale of man and machine battling against breath taking terrain for the ultimate prize.
  • Title: Alpe d'Huez: The Story of Pro Cycling's Greatest Climb
  • Author: Peter Cossins
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Kindle Edition

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Ryan Patrick Sep 21, 2020 - 05:11 AM
This was much better than the little bit of Vespini's The Tour is Won on the Alpe I read. Cossins uses the 1976 Tour's ascent of Alpe d'Huez to begin each chapter, and then takes on topical approaches to exploring the climb and how it achieved its place in Tour history. I also appreciated his counter-argument to Vespini's claim that the Tour is won on the Alpe, as I had been contemplating writing such a critique myself.
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Aaron Barker Sep 21, 2020 - 05:11 AM
An entertaining book on cycling's greatest climb. Cossins does a great job explaining why a climb that is comparatively unremarkable to other famous Tour de France has gained so much in importance and stature. Many of the stages up Alpe D'Huez are detailed across the chapters and are interspersed with bits of local history on the development of the resort and the surrounding area. A feature I really enjoyed was the ongoing narrative of the epic battle between Joop Zoetemelk and Lucien Van Impe f [...]
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Gumble's Yard Sep 21, 2020 - 05:11 AM
Each chapter of the book opens with a lengthy retelling of the 1976 Alpe d'Huez stage when Van Impe took the jersey and Zoetemelk the stage in a 2 up sprint distancing Thevenet and dispossessing the jersey holder Martens. The book discusses other years (most noticeably a lengthy account by Andy Hampsten of his own win and interviews with Van Impe and a very sympathetic profile of Zotemelk), mixed with some history of the resort (and of the ancient mining in the area) it's geography (including a [...]
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Paul Tisserant Sep 21, 2020 - 05:11 AM
A great read about what must be THE mountain of the Tour de France. Filled with colourful stories about how it came to be included in the Tour and with the chapters linked to each other by a blow by blow account of an epic battle to win on the summit!
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Alpe d'Huez: The Story of Pro Cycling's Greatest Climb By Peter Cossins It has been called the Tour de France s Hollywood climb , and there is no doubt that Alpe d Huez has played a starring role in cycling s history since its first encounter with the sport back in 1952 when the legendary Fausto Coppi triumphed on the summit Re introduced to the Tour in 1976, Alpe d Huez has risen to mythical status, thanks initially to a string of victoriesIt has been called the Tour de France s Hollywood climb , and there is no doubt that Alpe d Huez has played a starring role in cycling s history since its first encounter with the sport back in 1952 when the legendary Fausto Coppi triumphed on the summit Re introduced to the Tour in 1976, Alpe d Huez has risen to mythical status, thanks initially to a string of victories by riders from Holland, whose exploits attracted tens of thousands of their compatriots to the climb, which has become known as Dutch mountain A snaking 13.8 kilometre ascent rising up through 21 numbered hairpins at an average gradient of 7.8%, Alpe d Huez is the climb on which every great rider wants to win Many of the sport s most famous and now even infamous names have won on the Alpe, including Bernard Hinault, Joop Zoetemelk, Lucho Herrera, Marco Pantani and Lance Armstrong As well as days of brilliance, there have controversies such as the high speed and drug fuelled duels of the EPO years in the 1990s and into the new millennium In Alpe d Huez, veteran cycling journalist Peter Cossins reveals the triumphs, passion and despair behind the great exploits on the Alpe and discloses the untold details that have led to the mountain becoming as important to the Tour as the race is to resort at its summit It is a tale of man and machine battling against breath taking terrain for the ultimate prize.

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