Tour de France: What is a grimpeur?

What is grimpeur, and what are the key characteristics of these flyweight climbers that excel when to road heads high above the treeline?

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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

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