honoring Fausto Coppi to be the first to win
on top of l'Alpe du Huez, 1952 Tour de France.
photo Red Dots Cycling
L'Alpe d'Huez is one of cycling's most famous climbs. A challenge it is; 21 bends, 13.8 kms. In the 1952 Tour de France, l'Alpe made it's first appearance. Il Campionissimo, Fausto Coppi easily won the 266 km stage ... the Heron soars!