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“100 Cols”, a real Tour de France

A Dutch foundation started in 1979 an initiative to link a large number of climbs in France together and called it : “The 100 Cols Tour”. The route has undergone several changes over the years to make the tour more attractive and more challenging. The foundation uses two captions in their description of the tour “it’s the toughest bicycle tour in the world” and “it’s also the most beautiful bicycle tour in the world”.

The 1st edition of a fully organized “100 Cols Tour” starts Monday June 8th, 2015 near Strasbourg. The tour passes the cols of the Vosges, Bourgogne, Massif Central, Pyrenees, Cevennes, Alps and Jura. The finish is after 40 days and 4.100 challenging kilometres at the same location. A real “Tour de France”. There isn’t a yellow jersey to win, but a well deserved polka dot jersey is waiting for everyone at the finish line.

More information: www.bike-dreams.com

100 Cols, The Route

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