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There's nothing quite like Alpe d'Huez

In honor of the 100th year, riders will scale the hallowed Tour route a second time

Updated: July 18, 2013, 11:52 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Ever since Chris Froome broke away on the Stage 8 climb to take control of the race, there hasn't been a whole lot of drama to rivet cycling fans to the TV for this year's Tour de France. Even the team buses are now driving under the finish line banners without incident.

But at least we should get a compelling stage Thursday when the riders race up the Tour's iconic climb, Alpe d'Huez.

And in honor of the 100th Tour, they climb it twice.

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