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Alpe d'Huez: TDF Fastest Ascent Times 1982-2013

Alpe d'Huez: TDF Fastest Ascent Times 1982-2013

In this June 2013 post I outlined the average speed of the five fastest times up Alpe d'Huez each year during the Tour de France since 1982.

The data was sourced from the posts by Ammatti Pyoraily on this Finnish forum. Thanks to him we have lots of data on times to compare over many years.

At the time of writing I hadn't the data for the 2013 ascent (since TDF is in July each year), so here is an updated chart for reference:

Here are the top 5 from 2013:

The Tour visits Alpe d'Huez again in 2015.

Tinkov's Triple Tour Challenge: 10 Fun Facts

Tinkov's Triple Tour Challenge: 10 Fun Facts

Power Meter usage still on the rise at Kona

Power Meter usage still on the rise at Kona