Mont Ventoux

Where Are They Now? Eros Poli, the Giant of Ventoux

An old red steel Pinarello hangs on the wall of Eros Poli’s dining room in Verona, Italy. A yellow team cap with the crown cut off, his trademark, still draped around the handlebars just as it was on that day. It was July 18, 1994, when Poli cemented his name in the Tour de France history …

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Tom Simpson’s final hours on Mont Ventoux

On the eve of one of the most difficult and mythical stages of the Tour de France, the Giant of Provence awaits the riders on stage 12 this Thursday, Bastille Day. 49 years ago Tom Simpson tragically left his life on Mont Ventoux and tomorrow will be the 9th summit finish since that day. I …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Dennis and Porte confirmed for BMC at Santos Tour Down Under; Paris-Nice to feature dirt roads, Ventoux and more; Uniquely vulnerable – The Tour and terrorism; Dimension Data confirms signing of Igor Anton; Brenton Jones primed for sprinting leadership at Drapac; Avanti IsoWhey unveils 2016 …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Pelucchi triumphs again in Tour de Pologne, Kittel retains yellow; Boom wins stage one of the Tour of Denmark; Kocjan sprints to victory on stage two of the Tour of Utah; Mont Ventoux tipped to return to Tour de France in 2016; Commentary: Oleg Tinkov’s racist tweet; …

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Santambrogio tests positive again while serving doping ban; MPCC states that six member teams face auto-suspensions if repeat doping cases occur; Uran decides on ambitious Giro/Tour dual programme for 2015; Jack Bobridge on his hour record attempt; RCS Sport reveals tough Tirreno-Adriatico for 2015; Look …

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: MPCC – Unfair to consider Astana WorldTour and Continental teams as same entity; Roman Kreuziger releases biological passport data; Andy Schleck receives 2010 Tour de France trophy; Roads to ride – the Col du Béal; Mayor Boris Johnson to consider car-free Sundays for London; GoPro …

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Rest Day, Up Mont Ventoux

Today myself and hundreds of other cyclists made the pilgrimage up Mont Ventoux. Since the teams and many race followers are staying very close to Ventoux, it was a convenient day out. A rest day for the pros meant that us fans could spend the whole day riding without rushing back to follow the race …

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What You Missed This Morning…On Mont Ventoux!

I’m sure most of you have seen thousands of photos and video of Mont Ventoux and feel as though you’ve ridden it yourself.  In any case, I thought I’d share a few more with you after my ride up there today with a ripper of a headache (I have to thank Mrs CT for stepping …

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