Mont Ventoux

Mont Ventoux (1912 m) in the Provence is a lonely giant with a white head of bare limestone without any vegetation. The classic climb from Bédoin has an elevation gain of 1551 meters over 21.3 kilometers and attracts amateur cyclists from all over the world. The stretch through the forest to Chalet Reynard is hard with an average gradient of 9%. A memorial near the summit of Mont Ventoux reminds of English cyclist Tom Simpson, who died here on July 13th 1967 during stage 13 of the Tour de France. Mont Ventoux first appeared in the Tour de France in 1951.

Mont Ventoux (1912 m) appears far away on the road from Bédoin. The classic climb from Bedoin is 21.3 kilometers long with an elevation gain of 1551 meters. The fastest climb was done by Iban Mayo during the 2004 Dauphiné Libéré in 55 minutes and 51 seconds.
Mont Ventoux (1912 m) appears far away on the road from Bedoin. The classic climb from Bédoin is 21.3 kilometers long with an elevation gain of 1551 meters. The fastest climb was done by Iban Mayo during the 2004 Dauphiné Libéré in 55 minutes and 51 seconds.
Mont Ventoux (1912 m) in the Provence is a lonely giant with a white head of bare limestone without any vegetation. The classic climb from Bédoin has an elevation gain of 1551 meters over 21.3 kilometers. Mont Ventoux first appeared in the Tour de France in 1951. The fastest climb was done by Iban Mayo during the 2004 Dauphiné Libéré in 55 minutes and 51 seconds.
Mont Ventoux (1912 m) in the Provence is a lonely giant with a white head of bare limestone without any vegetation. The classic climb from Bédoin has an elevation gain of 1551 meters over 21.3 kilometers. Mont Ventoux first appeared in the Tour de France in 1951. The fastest climb was done by Iban Mayo during the 2004 Dauphiné Libéré in 55 minutes and 51 seconds.
Mont Ventoux is a classic climb attracting loads of amateur cyclists from all over the world. Wind speeds as high as 320 km/h have been recorded at the summit. On the summit are a telecommunications mast, an observatory, and a meteorological station, the latter not being in use any more.
Mont Ventoux is a classic climb attracting loads of amateur cyclists from all over the world. Wind speeds as high as 320 km/h have been recorded at the summit. On the summit are a telecommunications mast, an observatory, and a meteorological station, the latter not being in use any more.
A memorial on Mont Ventoux reminds of English cyclist Tom Simpson, who died here on July 13th 1967 during stage 13 of the Tour de France from heart failure caused by heat, exhaustion, alcohol and amphetamines.
A memorial on Mont Ventoux reminds of English cyclist Tom Simpson, who died here on July 13th 1967 during stage 13 of the Tour de France from heart failure caused by heat, exhaustion, alcohol and amphetamines.
Cyclists use to deposit a bidon at the Simpson memorial on Mont Ventoux. English cyclist Tom Simpson died here on July 13th 1967 during the Tour de France from heart failure caused by heat, exhaustion, alcohol and amphetamines.
Cyclists use to deposit a bidon at the Simpson memorial on Mont Ventoux. English cyclist Tom Simpson died here on July 13th 1967 during the Tour de France from heart failure caused by heat, exhaustion, alcohol and amphetamines.
View to the North from Mont Ventoux (1912 m) in the Provence. Mont Ventoux, geologically part of the alps, stands alone and is thus nicknamed the Giant. The name Ventoux might go back to the Gaulish god of the mountains Vintur, while Mons Ventosus means windy mountain in Latin. The Italian poet Petrarch claimed to have climbed the mountain first in 1336.
View to the North from Mont Ventoux (1912 m) in the Provence. Mont Ventoux, geologically part of the alps, stands alone and is thus nicknamed the Giant. The name Ventoux might go back to the Gaulish god of the mountains Vintur, while Mons Ventosus means windy mountain in Latin. The Italian poet Petrarch claimed to have climbed the mountain first in 1336.