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Stage 18 - Tour de France

Stage 18 was tough from Gap to St-Jean-de-Maurienne with seven categorised climbs. The pay off was spectacular scenery, like the dramatic Lacets de Montvernier switchbacks, a climb that has never featured in the Tour de France, until now.

2015 tour-de-france stage-18 Lacets de Montvernier...oh my goodness that looks painful and glorious

2015 tour-de-france Lacets de Montvernier Gotta ride this some day!

Jobst Brandt climbing up Gavia Pass in the Italian Alps. Jobst, a mainstay in Usenet's rec.bicycles.racing before the Internet was ruined by public access. ~Sip

Gravel, mountain pass Jobst Brandt climbing up Gavia Pass in the Italian Alps. This pass was featured in the 2010 Giro D'Italia

Col de Galibier

cadenced: “ Léon Georget climbing the Galibier in the 1909 Tour de France. The photo comes from L’Equipe’s Tour de France, 100 ans ”

Andy Schleck 2011 Tour de France Wish he had a better Tour, maybe next year

Andy Schleck 2011 Tour de France Wish he had a better Tour, maybe next year

Мать крепления чтение уведомления & lsquo; Г-н Автомобилист, смотреть Пожалуйста, для меня и Rsquo ;, на ее сына и Rsquo; S назад, прежде чем он излагает на поездке испытание велосипеда, 1937 От Hulton Архив / Getty Images

Vintage Prints & Photography - Please Mr. Motorist Watch Out For Me? Mom placing a sign on her son's back. The first Helicopter Mom?

George Hincapie Photo - Le Tour de France 2012 - Stage Nine (Doug Pensinger / Getty Images Europe)

George Hincapie Photos Photos: Le Tour de France 2012 - Stage Nine

George Hincapie Photo - Le Tour de France 2012 - Stage Nine (Doug Pensinger…