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Alpe d’Huez ‘to feature twice in 2013 Tour’

Organisers of the Tour de France are set to celebrate the 100th edition of the race with a route reportedly packed with climbing, including two ascents of Alpe d’Huez in one stage.

Riders will reportedly tackle the 21 hairpins twice on one stage (© Patrick Blake)

A report in French newspaper Le Dauphine Libere claims riders will climb Alpe d’Huez before descending from the ski resort via the Col de Sarenne – only to tackle the infamous 21 hairpins again.

Mont Ventoux is also reportedly set to feature for only the 15th time in the Tour’s history. Spaniard Juan Manuel Gárate won atop the Giant of Provence on stage 20 in 2009.

The official Tour de France route announcement will take place on Wednesday October 24. The race will start on the Mediterranean island of Corsica, with three road stages before the peloton transfers to mainland France for a team time trial in Nice.


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