The Col d'Izoard

Towards the top of the Col d'Izoard, following a series of steep uphill sections interspersed with tight hairpins, you enter a prehistoric landscape of crumbling rock, unstable life-threatening terrain, and severe heat. The gradient ramps up considerably, the altitude kicks in, and you are now riding up the most iconic road in the world of cycling. This is no place for mere mortals, this is a place for heroes.