Here’s an article I wrote for the summer 2018 edition of Cycling magazine, about a particular bump in France.
You cannot miss Mont Ventoux. Drive or take the train down the Rhône Valley, and there it is, on your left, perhaps 40 miles away, rising out of the plains as if it is the only mountain in the world.
From almost any part of Provence, just look up. Impressive enough anyway, with its bare limestone peak that looks like the surface of the moon, it means even more to a cyclist. [Read more…] about Mont Ventoux … there are steeper climbs, longer climbs, but none so long and steep