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Riding on thin air – how Tour riders deal with high altitude

With three summit finishes above 2,000 metres in this year’s race, Paul Knott looks at how the peloton have prepared for the heady heights of this year’s Tour

Riding high on the Tourmalet, the Tour de France passes through the fans near the top of the icon climb

The high-altitude aspect of the race is going to be a significant factor,” four-time champion Chris Froome replied when asked his thoughts about the 2019 Tour de France route. Alas the four-time winner never made it to the Grand Départ in Belgium this year, let alone the mountain ranges, due to his crash at the […]

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