Friday, July 16, 2010

10 for the Weekend: Stage 10

Back in 1983 a young Scot by the name of Robert Millar shredded the illustrious Pyrenees stage with a style and flare unlike any other King of the Mountain, giving new definition to The High Life. Millar proved his superhuman climbing skills in only his first Tour, hitting the turbo button and dusting Jiminez with baffling acceleration to top the Peyresourde and win the devilish Stage 10. And while his impressive climb won doubters - and probably helped sell more than a few of those killer Peugeot jerseys - it was his white-knuckle decent into Luchon that became the stuff of legends and bike folklore.

[image via Rapha]