The dark, brooding, snow-covered slopes of Galibier might be steeped in beauty, but they also pose a huge challenge to the riders brave enough to tackle it.
This fine balance of tranquility and tumult is reflected in the final installment of the Most Iconic Climbs of the Tour de France trilogy, which was produced by BikeRadar in association with Oakley.
Unique in its landscape and beauty, Galibier truly earns its place as one of the most iconic Tour de France climbs ever.
Galibier: an act of adoration
Video: Galibier – An act of adoration
The series has been scripted by respected cycling journalist Daniel Friebe, with voiceover by Olivier-nominated actor Tony Haygarth and an original music score written by musician and music producer Thom Thomas-Watkins.
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