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7 Highest Climbs In Europe – Europe's Most Epic Climbs By Bike

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Published on Apr 14, 2016

We scoured maps and race results to find the seven highest paved road climbs in Europe. Let us know your most epic climb in the comments!

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Whether you're riding up your local hill or one of the Cols of the Tour de France, you really get a sense of achievement when you climb by bike. But, what about the climbs that are so hard, so long and so high that they're rarely used in pro cycling? Here are the seven highest roads in Europe – have you climbed any of them?

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