From the Col du Tourmalet to Alpe d’Huez, from Mont Ventoux to Luz Ardiden, Simon Warren rides, photographs, describes, maps and profiles the 100 greatest climbs of the Tour de France, the beating heart of the race. Technology may advance, training and diet may evolve, but these mountains are constant. They have witnessed triumph and despair, courage and heartache, they are where champions are made and where dreams are shattered. And yes, the greatest arenas of the world’s greatest race are open 365 days a year for every one of us to ride. So take up the challenge, emulate your heroes and make your mark on the 100 greatest cycling climbs of the Tour de France. For each of the 100 climbs this guide includes a detailed description of the climb and photograph, a detailed map with directions to help you find it, a factfile with altitude, height gain, average gradient, it’s tour debut and category, and a difficulty rating. Its everything you need to tackle these world famous climbs.