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Col Collective climbs TDF stage 11’s Col du Pré

Stage 11 of the 2018 Tour de France is a short day at only 108 KM but as riders travel from  Albertville to La Rosière they will be doing a lot of climbing. The second to last climb for the day will be the Cormet de Roselend, a spectacular climb that’s been home to a lot of cycling drama over the years.  Stéphane Heulot abandoned in tears just 2 kilometers from the summit in 1996, at the time he was the race leader.  Johan Bruyneel flew off the road during the descent and disappeared into a ravine. And the iron-faced Miguel Indurain cracked on the climb bringing an end to his domination of the Tour. This is the first year, though, that the Tour will pass over the  Col du Pré on its way to the Roseland after this video I can’t for the life of me figure out why it took so long.

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