AC – “My fastest time up Ventoux is 57 minutes.”
AS – “Yeah, I remember waiting for you.”
Mont Ventoux: another legend is about to unfold
The longest stage of Le Tour 2013 promises to be a most compelling competition but it is no ordinary day on the race. This is a battle for bragging rights. Rising to an altitude of 1,912 metres Mont Ventoux inspires writers and riders alike. More has arguably been said about this one climb than any other in the long history of the Tour de France. It is brutal and beautiful. And the winner here becomes part of the legend of the race. To conquer the slopes Giant of Provence – just by reaching the summit – is a dream for almost every cyclist and tomorrow someone gets to add their name to the winner’s list.
No one in the peloton of the 100th Tour has won at the top of the Ventoux but some have enjoyed success at the top of Ventoux. — www.letour.fr
* le Mont-Ventoux [cyclingcols]