100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of the Tour de France

A cyclist's guide to riding the mountains of Le Tour

Series title: 100 Climbs

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Simon Warren’s 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of the Tour de France is the ultimate cyclist’s guide to the iconic climbs of Le Tour. From the Col du Tourmalet to Alpe d’Huez, and from Mont Ventoux to Planche des Belles Filles, these climbs are the beating heart of the world’s greatest bike race. This second edition is updated for 2024.

Simon Warren’s 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of the Tour de France is the ultimate cyclist’s guide to the iconic climbs of Le Tour. From the Col du Tourmalet to Alpe d’Huez, and from Mont Ventoux to Planche des Belles Filles, these climbs are the beating heart of the world’s greatest bike race. Technology may advance, training and diet may evolve, but these mountains are a 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 oldest and most prestigious Grand Tour are open 365 days of the year for every one of us to go and ride. So, take up the challenge and emulate your heroes on the greatest cycling climbs of the Tour de France. This second edition is fully updated for 2024.

Simon Warren has been obsessed with cycling since the summer of 1989 after watching Greg Lemond battle Laurent Fignon in the Tour de France. A few weeks later, he rode his first race, a 10-mile time trial on the A1 from Newark to Grantham and back, and was hooked for life. Although not having what it took to beat the best, he found his forte was racing up hills, and so began his fascination with steep roads. After years in the saddle, up and down the UK, his quest to discover Britain’s greatest climbs resulted in 2010’s bestselling 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, followed to date by a further 14 guides to vertical pain. Covering the British Isles, Belgium, France, Italy and Spain, Simon has now been riding and racing up hills and mountains for over 30 years. He gives talks, guides rides, has written columns for magazines and in 2020 released his first book of cycling routes, Ride Britain. Simon splits his time between working as a graphic designer and running his 100 Climbs brand, and lives in Sheffield on the edge of the Peak District with his wife and two children.

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Customer Reviews

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Andrew Brennan
Great insight into the tour de france climbs.

Really enjoyable book to skim with the tour de france looking at the climbs as they happen.