After an impressive showing on Alpe d'Huez, the American says he's 'hungry for more' in his exclusive VeloNews blog.
2012 Tour winner also praises performances of Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas.
Yellow jersey Jonas Vingegaard raises the fear of COVID, but fans and riders celebrate the return of the Tour's most famous climb.
Tour de France: Second on Alpe d’Huez marks an important and emotional return to form for Louis Meintjes
South African back to form after several difficult seasons.
The Ineos Grenadiers rider soars away from the breakaway to take biggest road victory of his career.
Three hors categorie climbs on the menu, culminating in a crowd-packed Tour favorite. Will Vingegaard add to his lead, can Pogačar hit back, or might Bardet surprise again?
Historical TV clips, scouting on Zwift, and concerns over COVID – what Alpe newbies expect from the iconic 21 bends: 'It’s going to be crazy.'
‘These things happen, it’s the price of success’: Tour de France race director Christian Prudhomme reacts to climate protest
Experienced race head also comments on COVID-19 cases, Pogačar and the race for the yellow jersey.
The new Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge will send pro riders racing up the Giant of Provence this coming Monday
Reports say the two famous ascents will reappear next season in the Spanish grand tour and the Tour de France tuneup.
With anticipation building ahead of Wednesday's Tour de France route announcement, will 2015 be a climber's delight?
French media speculates that the 2015 Tour route will include a TTT and a penultimate-stage finish on Alpe d'Huez
German blasts ASO for including the climb and descent in the 2013 route
Tour organizers hope to break through the shadows of the Armstrong Affair on Wednesday with the route announcement for the 100th edition
The French national tour has ended on the Champs-Élysées every year since 1975
Excerpted with permission from: The Tour Is Won on the Alpe by Jean-Paul Vespini, translated by David V. Herlihy
Last year’s Tour de France was headlined by a mountaintop finish on the Col du the Tourmalet (won by Luxembourg’s Andy Schleck over Spain’s Alberto Contador) to mark the centennial of the Tour’s first crossing of the Pyrénées. This year’s race, starting on Saturday, celebrates 100 years of racing through the High Alps, culminating with a stage to the top of the Col du Galibier — which, at 8,678 feet (2,645 meters) elevation, will be the highest stage finish in Tour history.
The Dauphiné Libéré goes back to its roots in 2010 and will feature a summit finish at Alpe d’Huez for its 62nd edition.