Alpe D'Huez Tee


Gildan softstyle ringspun white tee.
Two colour screen print (in grey & dark red) to front & one colour screen print (in dark red) to left sleeve.
S Chest 34-36" Width 44cm Height 67cm
M Chest 38-40" Width 47cm Height 71cm
L Chest 40-44" Width 53cm Height 74cm
Care instructions: Machine wash warm, inside out, with like colours. Tumble dry medium. Iron inside out. Do not iron directly over printed area. Do not dry clean.
Composition: 100% combed ringspun cotton.

The legendary Alpe D'Huez.... first used by the Tour de France in 1952. The stage was won by Il Campionissimo, Fausto Coppi. That was the first mountain-top finish of ther Tour, and perhaps more importantly 1952 was the first time motorcycle television crews came to the Tour. The public could therefore tune in and actually witness Coppi conquer the mountain, dropping Robic with 6km to go. Coppi took the maillot jaune and held it all the way to Paris. It's a theatre for cycling, providing great drama. With it's 21 bends, it's gradient and the number of spectators, its a "Hollywood" climb. There's a nod to history too with each hairpin bend bearing the names of previous stage winners. Dutch riders won 8 of the first 14 TdF finishes atop the mountain. It was affectionately nicknamed 'Dutch Mountain' with a pilgrimage of Dutch camping out for days prior to the Tour's arrival, a sea of orange, a cacophony of noise. But it's been a happy stomping ground for the Brits too in recent years with G winning in 2018, and Tom Pidcock in 2022. The 3 fastest times that still stand were registered by Marco Pantani 1997, 1994 & 1995, with the best time 37'35" for 14.5km.

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