- May 25, 2010
" said:Oh ! Sappey ! Oh ! Laffrey ! Oh ! Col Bayard ! Oh ! Tourmalet ! I will not fail in my work in proclaiming that beside Galibier you are but pale and vulgar beers. There is nothing more to do but tip your hat and salute from well below!
Oft ridden over, the Galibier is as synonymous to the Tour as Zoncolan is to the Giro. There's only one greater mountain in Le Tour that's outranks it in prestige but that as they say, is another story (Stage 19's to be precise). This year marks the centenary of the first use of Galibier and the stage is a ripper.
" said:You are bandits!
Much like the heroes of our favourite Westerns, our 7 true modern heroes of the GC will need to navigate against the parcours set against them by the bandits from ASO.
Every year raced, Le Tour has never stopped on Galibier, letting the riders put it firmly behind them once they crest it, out of mind for at least another year. Not now. Not this Tour. Never before has this infamous mountain been host to a mountain top finish but come Thursday, at a height of 2645m it will be the highest finish of Le Tour. Ever.