The Tour de France route for 2017 is quite different from recent years – it features shorter, punchier climbs and less summit finishes.
It has also excluded many of the more iconic climbs we associate with the Tour, such as Mont Ventoux, Alpe d’Huez and the Col du Tourmalet.
We started to discuss which climbs we would include if we were to design our own Tour de France route. They didn’t have to be ones we had personally ridden, just whatever our dream Tour de France parcours would look like.
So we decided to compile our own Fantasy Tour de France Route, with our top 9 cols.
Here are some of our team’s dream routes below – what would your’s be?