Not 21 but 42 hairpins today as the peloton ground their way up Alpe d’Huez twice on the same day for the first time in Tour history.
A historic double ascent of Alpe d’Huez, so today we have not one but two images of the day. So, remind me why they call it Dutch Corner again? The Oranje were certainly out in force today as Cadel Evans leads Yohann Gene up the Alpe.
Stage 18: Gap to Alpe d’Huez, 172.5km
France got its first stage winner of the Tour on its most prestigious climb, Nairo Quintana leapfrogged into the podium position and there was controversy over late gels and bike weights.