Ashley heads to the Pyrenees to tick the Col d’Aspin, Col d’Aubisque and Col du Tourmalet from his bucket list. Think about the major climbs of the Tour de France – what location springs to mind first? Chances are, you’ve just answered ‘the Alps’. If you didn’t, fair play to you. But it’s unsurprising, really, considering the Alps are usually the spot where most of the crunch-time GC action takes place in the Tour de France.