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  • The Route Pastoral du Col de Sarenne is a lot quieter than the 21 hairpins of the Alpe d'Huez width:1024;;height:768
  • The Col is up there somewhere, just 1 metre shy of 2,000 width:1024;;height:768
  • This is the descent that Tony Martin complained about - note the lack of barriers. width:1024;;height:768
  • La Berards is up there somewhere width:1024;;height:768
  • The final approach to La Berarde; most of the climbing is done in the first half of the valley width:1024;;height:768
  • La Berarde high street; reminds me of a scene from a Clint Eastwood western width:1024;;height:768
  • The Col du Telegraph, an appetizer before the main dish of the day width:1024;;height:768
  • The road out of Valloire. No clouds means no protection from the sun width:1024;;height:768
  • Getting close to the top width:1024;;height:768
  • Past the photographer who makes his living from other peoples' suffering width:1024;;height:683
  • Finally the Col du Galibier, a true giant of the Alps. width:1024;;height:768
  • The view from the top is just sublime width:1024;;height:768
  • The road winds on up to the Cols du Glandon & Croix de Fer width:1024;;height:768
  • An interesting display at the Col du Glandon width:1024;;height:768
  • The Col de la Croix de Fer, another stunning location width:1024;;height:768
  • The lake formed by the Barrage Grand-Maison width:1024;;height:768
  • The view of Oulles from Villard-Reculas width:1024;;height:768
  • The route of the 'Pas de la Confession' - the third way up the Alpe d'Huez width:1024;;height:768
  • Dutch Corner width:1024;;height:768
  • The road to Oulles can be seen scratching its way up the mountain opposite width:1024;;height:768
  • The polka-dot bike at the roundabout at Bourg d'Oisan width:1024;;height:768
  • The Col d'Ornon. Not the highest, but much more popular this year since being inlcuded in the tour. width:768;;height:1024
  • The Col du Mollard.Another quiet road, was used in the 2012 tour width:1024;;height:768
  • The last few km of the Col du Glandon width:1024;;height:768
  • The Col du Glandon, my final climb of the week. Now conquered from both sides. width:1024;;height:768
  • The balcony road from La Garde to Le Freney can be seen etched inti the cliff face width:1024;;height:768
  • The view of the Alpe d'Huez from the Col du Saulude width:768;;height:1024
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