Video: Climbing L’Alpe d’Huez in 140 seconds

A time lapse recording of the legendary Tour de France ascent

Dutch fans swarm on L'Alpe d'Huez ahead of stage 19 of the 2011 Tour de France

BikeRadar’s sister website Cyclingnews have made a time lapse film of the climb to L’Alpe d’Huez. The video takes you up the mountain in just 140 seconds, capturing the atmosphere on the legendary Tour de France climb.


At the time of filming, hundreds of thousands of people were already waiting for the race, with others climbing on their bikes and on foot. The Cyclingnews crew were slowed at the famous Dutch Corner by a mass of fans dressed in orange T-shirts and fuelled by a river of beer, with techno music providing the soundtrack.


There were also hundreds of Norwegian, British, Australian and American spectators who, along with the thousands of French fans, were all ready to cheer the riders to the legendary stage finish. Check out the video below:

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