The Alpe d’Huez is a mountain with many faces. It is the ultimate challenge for a novice mountain goat. It offers a fine climb with 21 turns for a well-trained tourist rider and it can be a ruthless executioner – in the Marmotte or, as in 2015, the Tour de France. Alpe d’Huez is a classic for the Dutch, who in a distant past celebrated monumental triumphs, when the chaplain would ring the bells of his church after a Dutch stage victory. Even on a quiet workday those images urge a rider on. At turn 7 there is no escape. In spite of its deafening silence I hear people cheering, see my name painted on the asphalt and notice how the whole mountain is decked out in Orange.
Size 29.7 by 42 cm
High quality print on 160 grams Biotop woodfree offset paper
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