Since the first climb of the Col du Tourmalet in 1910, the peloton has climbed 82 times the Giant of the Pyrenees.
In 1910, Octave Lapize was the first rider in the Tourmalet, when the Tour ventured for the first time in the high mountains. And if the pass at the foot of the Peak of the South of Bigorre rises almost systematically under the guts of the runners, only two arrivals were judged there.
In 1974, with the surprise victory of Jean-Pierre Danguillaume, and in 2010, where Andy Schleck had preceded Alberto Contador.
Who will be the third to cross first the finish line drawn at 2115 m altitude? Julian Alaphilippe, who passed the pass first last year, while chasing the polka dot jersey, must have a little idea in mind.