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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    French bike maker Time has introduced a new climbing bike. The Altitude range symbolizes a turning point in the company's history. After a period of transition following the takeover by the Rossignol Group, they claim the new frame with an iconic name possesses mechanical characteristics never...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    It's arguably cycling's most famous ascent, the legendary 21 switchbacks of France's Alpe d'Huez. A regular inclusion in the Tour de France since 1952, this 8.6-mile leg breaker is where dreams go to die. Average gradient is 8.1 percent, with pitches that climb to 13 percent as you wind your way...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    Spanish rider Carlos Sastre rode the ride of his life on Stage 17 of this year's Tour de France. Attacking with just 13km to go, the Maillot Jaune group was not able to hang onto the Spaniard and he went on to win the Stage. Carlos Sastre wins the stage and is also the new overall General...
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