The 5 Most Iconic Climbs of the Tour de France - Deepstash
How To Become A Digital Nomad

Learn more about computerscience with this collection

How to build a network while working remotely

How to work remotely

How to manage finances while working remotely

How To Become A Digital Nomad

Discover 92 similar ideas in

It takes just

15 mins to read

Col d’Izoard

  • It is on the south side of this high pass in the Hautes-Alpes, not far from Briancon. 
  • From the Briancon side the climb is 20km long, gaining elevation of 1141 meters, with an average gradient of 5.7%. 
  • The Izoard was first used in the Tour de France in 1922 and has featured on 34 other occasions.
  • In cycling folklore, it’s associated most with French hero Louison Bobet and Italian legend Fausto Coppi, who both used it to pummel their opponents in the Tours between 1949 and 1954.


91 reads

Col d’Aubisque

This climb is deeply embedded in the history of the Tour. When the organisers first discovered it, scouting for the 1910 race, they told the local man responsible for the roads of their plan, and he replied that they were crazy. When they offered to pay him 5,000 francs to clear the pass, he changed his mind.

Climbing to an altitude of 1,709 metres, the Aubisque starts relatively easy. Then at Eaux-Bonnes the riders turn left and the gradient increases. At the ninth kilometre, just before halfway, the road hits a gradient of 10%. 


32 reads

Col du Tourmalet

This is the highest paved mountain pass in the Pyrenees ( 2,115 meters - usually the highest pass of the race).

It is best know for the story of Eugene Christophe, who, in 1913, led the race over the mountain , but on the fast descent, his forks broke and he was forced to stop. He walked 10km down a path to the village of Ste-Marie-de-Campan, where he met a young girl who showed him to a blacksmith’s forge. The blacksmith offered to weld his forks but race officials forbade it, threatening Christophe with disqualification. So Christophe had a crash course in welding under the supervision of the blacksmith and three hours later emerged with a working bike. Later he was penalized ten minutes because he’d let a boy of seven pump the bellows for him.


13 reads

L’Alpe d’Huez

L’Alpe d’Huez (known as a ski resort) is a relatively recent addition to the Tour.

Its first appearance in 1952 was a turning point in the Tour’s history. Not only was it the Tour’s first mountain-top finish but the winner that day, Fausto Coppi, was captured by the television motorcycle crews who had joined the race for the first time. 


14 reads

Mont Ventoux

Ventoux is a beast of a climb.It is perhaps the only notorious mountain in the Tour de France. Every rider respects, even fears it.

It was close to the summit in 1967 that Tom Simpson collapsed and died. More recently, when high winds shortened the 2016 stage, the Tour descended into comedy when Chris Froome was forced off his bike and began running towards the finish. Definitely one for the bucket list.


12 reads



Explore the World’s

Best Ideas

200,000+ ideas on pretty much any topic. Created by the smartest people around & well-organized so you can explore at will.

An Idea for Everything

Explore the biggest library of insights. And we've infused it with powerful filtering tools so you can easily find what you need.

Knowledge Library

Powerful Saving & Organizational Tools

Save ideas for later reading, for personalized stashes, or for remembering it later.

# Personal Growth

Take Your Ideas


Organize your ideas & listen on the go. And with Pro, there are no limits.

Listen on the go

Just press play and we take care of the words.

Never worry about spotty connections

No Internet access? No problem. Within the mobile app, all your ideas are available, even when offline.

Get Organized with Stashes

Ideas for your next work project? Quotes that inspire you? Put them in the right place so you never lose them.


2 Million Stashers


5,740 Reviews

App Store


72,690 Reviews

Google Play

Shankul Varada

Best app ever! You heard it right. This app has helped me get back on my quest to get things done while equipping myself with knowledge everyday.


Don’t look further if you love learning new things. A refreshing concept that provides quick ideas for busy thought leaders.

Sean Green

Great interesting short snippets of informative articles. Highly recommended to anyone who loves information and lacks patience.

Ashley Anthony

This app is LOADED with RELEVANT, HELPFUL, AND EDUCATIONAL material. It is creatively intellectual, yet minimal enough to not overstimulate and create a learning block. I am exceptionally impressed with this app!

Jamyson Haug

Great for quick bits of information and interesting ideas around whatever topics you are interested in. Visually, it looks great as well.

Giovanna Scalzone

Brilliant. It feels fresh and encouraging. So many interesting pieces of information that are just enough to absorb and apply. So happy I found this.

Laetitia Berton

I have only been using it for a few days now, but I have found answers to questions I had never consciously formulated, or to problems I face everyday at work or at home. I wish I had found this earlier, highly recommended!

Ghazala Begum

Even five minutes a day will improve your thinking. I've come across new ideas and learnt to improve existing ways to become more motivated, confident and happier.

Read & Learn

20x Faster





Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving & library

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Personalized recommendations

Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.


I agree to receive email updates