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4.0 out of 5 stars USEFUL GUIDE COVERS MANY CLIMBS
This is a useful companion volume to Mountain High. It has more climbs in France so better coverage giving more options to ride in an area. Mountain High is superior for the climbs it does cover, giving a lot of history, profiles from both/all directions, whereas this book is necessarily brief and only covers a route from 1 direction. therefore you miss out on options...
Published 10 months ago by M K Derham

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not a great book. This is NOT the 100 greatest climbs
Not a great book. This is NOT the 100 greatest climbs. Includes many little climbs that the author just squeezed in. Even he rates many of them as 2 / 10, etc. Also only shows one side for many climbs. Terrible as a guide. People unfamiliar with the French Alps will be mislead. There are better guide books
Published 8 months ago by D. Will


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4.0 out of 5 stars USEFUL GUIDE COVERS MANY CLIMBS, 15 July 2014
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This review is from: 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of the Tour de France: A Cyclist's Guide to Riding the Mountains of the Tour (Paperback)
This is a useful companion volume to Mountain High. It has more climbs in France so better coverage giving more options to ride in an area. Mountain High is superior for the climbs it does cover, giving a lot of history, profiles from both/all directions, whereas this book is necessarily brief and only covers a route from 1 direction. therefore you miss out on options like Izoard from both sides or Galibier from the "easy" side. This book is also often a personal account, so unless you can compare your capability with that of the author it is hard to have a clear picture of a climb. Does he overplay or underplay the difficulty for example.

Personally I have and use both books and this is the best option.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good starting point and a fun read., 18 Jan. 2015
This review is from: 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of the Tour de France: A Cyclist's Guide to Riding the Mountains of the Tour (Paperback)
OK, this is never going to be a comprehensive guide to TDF peaks, but it is a nice compact book that is a useful starting point. For any cycling fan it is good fun to read the authors views on each climb. It will always be a subjective area trying to include the so called 100 greatest climbs, so there is no point debating the ones that never made. And of course many of the climbs can be approached from different starting points. So the book has it's limitations and will initiate quite a few conversations between cyclists. But as a nice little book to pick up and glance, or a book to act as a start point for further research. And, the best thing is it's size, genuinely pocket sized. I have added a photo by a 6x4 inch photo as a reference.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good handy guide, 14 Jun. 2014
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This is a good handy guide to a lot of the cols used in the Tour de France. So if you are out and about in a France and you have not yet bought a guide to the cols this is probably the best but not definitive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of good hills, easy to read with enough information to ..., 8 July 2014
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Full of good hills, easy to read with enough information to find the location and prepare for the climb

It's good to get the head's up before you ride!
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4.0 out of 5 stars One review said its a good companion for Mountain High, 21 Sept. 2014
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I am planning a trip next year and read the reviews on this book. One review said its a good companion for Mountain High. How true!!.
Its tells you of other lesser known tour climbs as well as the top ones. So you can ride more in one area. Its pocket sized so the information is a bit crammed in but all in all very good if you are researching for a trip.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb, pocket sized, guide book for all TDF fans, 21 May 2014
This review is from: 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of the Tour de France: A Cyclist's Guide to Riding the Mountains of the Tour (Paperback)
As with Simon's other guides, this book is superb. It is, however, my favourite so far. It's just the right size, with just the right amount of detail required. It has brought back fond memories of the climbs i've already completed & inspired me to take on new ones i might not have considered. I have no hesitation in recommending this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant little guide!, 11 Sept. 2014
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Brilliant little book! Fantastic reference guide and we'll written and presented. It can't go mad detail wise, but that's due to its small size. But it's size is what makes it ideal, just pop it in your bag and go. Just come back from alp d'huez and it made me go out and ride more of the cols nearby. Recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Detailed concise and to the point. Just hope that ..., 28 July 2014
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Detailed concise and to the point. Just hope that all info proves accurate in August when I plan to be riding some of them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars cycling, 17 Jan. 2015
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Bought as a present for my son in law. He found it a very good guide and will be trying some of the climbs
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 13 Aug. 2014
This review is from: 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of the Tour de France: A Cyclist's Guide to Riding the Mountains of the Tour (Paperback)
Great little book will be very useful, just delivered to the wrong address.
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