2006 STAGE 11 / Col du Tourmalet, France: The peloton enters the Alps and begins to ascend the Col du Tourmalet
on July 13, 2006. // The Tour becomes a different race once it enters the mountains. The race strategy shifts dramatically for the teams, and the logistics become much more difficult for the press corps. The Tour could be won or lost in a single decisive move. For
photographers, the mountains offer breathtaking views, but severely restricted ways of accessing the race itself.