Aerial view of the bends and hairpin turns of Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d’Huez is a rewarding and animated feast of the defining and signature Tour de France moments and the stories behind them. It is a smart, imaginative, and engaging profile of “the cathedral of climbs.”

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Geraint Thomas and Team Sky ride into Paris on the last stage of the 2018 Tour de France

For a GC contender there’s no hiding in the high mountains of the Tour de France, and The Tour According to G hides nothing from its readers. It’s forthcoming, direct, jovial and rousing. It delivers a strong winning performance from the Grand Départ to the Champs-Élysées.

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One of the 21 bends on Alpe d'Huez

Although The Tour is Won on the Alpe doesn’t fulfill its book-flap promise, it still puts in a strong performance, like a dedicated gregario or domestique riding in support of his team leader. It’s a performance worth a top 10 stage placement.

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