Courchevel finish will revive Pantani memories
The last time up Courchevel was in 2000. The winner that day was Marco Pantani. That stage win was a epic attack that was fueled by anger at Lance Armstrong. Earlier in the 2000 Tour, Armstrong and Pantani engaged in a war of words on whether the stage win by Pantani on the top of the Ventoux was a gift by Lance or a win by Pantani. That was the last major victory by Pantani before his downward spiral.