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100 candles for the Galibier

2011-07-14 10:59:56 GMT2011-07-14 18:59:56(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

The Tour de France’s cyclists first climbed the Col du Galibier in 1911.

To mark this hundredth anniversary in the appropriate way, in 2011, the Galibier will be climbed twice after an interval of 24 hours. The finish of the18 th stage will be judged at the summit, which will be the highest finish in the Tour’s history, at an altitude of 2, 645 metres.

(Source: www.letour.fr/2011/)

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