Ballon d'Alsace Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

4.2
FIETS
5.5 mi
DISTANCE
1,963 ft
GAINED
6.8 %
AVG. GRADE

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In the 1905 Tour de France, Henri Desgrange introduced mountains to "make the race harder". In a statement before the race, Desgrange said that he expected every rider to have to get off their bikes and walk. And all did, except one: Ren Pottier.   Pottier proved Desgrange wrong by riding all the way to the top - even passing Desgrange's motorcade in front of the riders - and proving to Desgrange that intense climbing was possible in the Tour de France.

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