With eight wins from 29 ascents of the mountain in Tour history, the Dutch have claimed more stage victories on Alpe d'Huez than any other nation. A tribute to these winning riders, the seventh hairpin turn has become a phenomenon in its own right, with an expanding crowd of orange spectators surely visible from outer space.
If you haven't had a chance to witness it for yourself, take a moment to soak up the atmosphere with this collection of rider footage and fan photos. Maybe you'll plan a pilgrimage for 2016 as a result.
Australian team Orica Green-EDGE did a pretty good job of getting around not just Dutch Corner, but all the other corners that have now popped up on Alpe d'Huez over the years.
@sarahvanbo Crazy, chaotic and the most fun I've ever had on the side of the road! Today I made the pilgrimage to Alpe d'Huez and the infamous 'Dutch Corner' for the penultimate stage of the Tour de France. If you're a cycling fan, watching a mountain stage of a Grand Tour should be on your bucket list. #tdf2015 #takingthelongwayhome #cycling