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  mont ventoux - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
Mont Ventoux is a mountain in the south of France.
Petrarch is considered the father of alpinism, as he expressed the desire to climb Mont Ventoux merely for the joy of seeing the view.
Mont Ventoux achieved notoriety when it claimed the life of the great English cyclist Tom Simpson, who died here on July 13, 1967 from a combination of amphetamines, alcohol and heat exhaustion.
www.onpedia.com /encyclopedia/mont-ventoux   (391 words)

 Mont Ventoux - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mont Ventoux, although geologically part of the Alps, is often considered to be separate from them, due to the lack of mountains of a similar height nearby.
Originally forested, Mont Ventoux was systematically stripped of trees from the 12th century onwards to serve the demands of the shipbuilders of the naval port of Toulon.
Mont Ventoux has become legendary as the regular scene of one of the most gruelling climbs in the Tour de France bicycle race, which has ascended the mountain thirteen times since 1951.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mont_Ventoux   (1042 words)

 Mont Ventoux - ProvenceBeyond
The Mont Ventoux is a 1910-m high conical peak that's visible from far across the surrounding countryside.
The Mont Ventoux is only the highest part of a mountain range running from the village of Montbrun-les-Bains in the east to Malaucène in the west.
The D164 road from Sault to the top of Mont Ventoux is 26 km: 20 km to the Chalet Reynard ski station and the 6 km to the peak.
www.beyond.fr /sites/ventoux.html   (461 words)

 www.cyclingnews.com news and analysis
Ventoux isn't the steepest French mountain either - its maximum gradient is 11 percent, while, for example, the little-lauded Col de Soudet, scene of the attack that gave Tyler Hamilton victory on stage 16 of the 2003 Tour, has pitches of 15 percent.
What gives Ventoux its reputation is the combination of the dense, often still and stinking-hot forest at its base; the bare, sun-baked rock of the summit; and the sheer unrelenting character of the ascent.
Ventoux probably gets its name from the Mistral winds that regularly sweep across its summit and that have been claimed to reach speeds of 230 km/h.
www.cyclingnews.com /features?id=2004/ventoux   (1150 words)

 ESPN.com - MORESPORTS/TDF00 - Armstrong conquers Mont Ventoux
MONT VENTOUX, France -- Lance Armstrong delivered another deadly blow to his rivals in the 2000 Tour de France on Wednesday afternoon.
Armstrong landed on the moon-like 6,299-foot summit of Mont Ventoux with panache in Thursday's 92-mile stage, proving not only he is a champion for the ages, but also a gentleman.
The summit of Mont Ventoux was obscured in clouds and high winds on Tuesday and Wednesday, prompting race officials to relocate the press center from the summit to Carpentras near the startline.
espn.go.com /moresports/tdf00/s/2000/0713/631433.html   (1097 words)

 Double Shot of Mont Ventoux
Ventoux’s summit, marked by two prominent landmarks, was however visible throughout my approach.
Ventoux, of course, had been, and continues to be, a staple of high-profile professional bike races in France.
The summit of Mt. Ventoux is not so much a peak as it is a high point on an east-west long ridge in western Provence.
www.gsoto.easynet.co.uk /fr_ride7a.htm   (1189 words)

 My ride up Mont Ventoux
I knew that Mont Ventoux was not far from where I going.
In the valleys around Mont Ventoux, the wind was howling at around 70 kph (40 mph).
Ventoux is known for having high winds at the top and I knew this would be the case.
hendersonzone.net /bill/europe/ventoux   (1330 words)

 Mont Ventoux   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Namely just this Mont Ventoux, the "king of the Provence", during clear days already visible from the far distance (picture 1 shows it at a not really clear day from no far distance, nevertheless, imposingly), because its almost 2,000m rise almost directly from the plain of the Provence.
Malaucène is a small provencal city with with an idyllic, narrow center (picture 20) and a military church from the 14th century.
Instead of this two pictures of the Mont Ventoux, seen from Sault: Picture 28 in the morning, picture 29 in the evening.
www.montivagus.de /e_fpven.html   (1187 words)

 Mont - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
a French word for mount or mountain, as in Mont Blanc, Mont Ventoux
Mont is the name or part of the name of several communes in France:
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mont   (106 words)

 Le Mont Ventoux traduction en anglais.
As all the cyclists will tell you, the Mont Ventoux is a really difficult ascent that you can compare with the hardest from the Alps.
The Mont Ventoux is the highest point of Provence, with its 1.912 meters.
From the ten French reserves, two, Mont Ventoux and Lubéron are located in the Vaucluse.
www.lemontventoux.net /ventoux-anglais.htm   (503 words)

 Grenoble Cycling Pages - The Mont Ventoux
Probably the second most famous climb in the world after the Alpe d'Huez, the Mont Ventoux is a magnet for cyclists throughout the summer.
From the Mont Ventoux, there is an incredible panorama with views in every direction.
The view from one of the many vineyards underneath the Mont Ventoux.
www.grenoblecycling.com /MontVentoux.htm   (365 words)

 Les Vignerons du Mont Ventoux   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The poet Petrarch certainly must have found the Ventoux wine gave him additional strength when he climbed the Giant of Provence, and for the Middle Ages hero, Crillon le Brave, it was a comfort on his return from battle.
The Vignerons du Mont Ventoux Winery is a co-operative company first set up in 1924, whose desire is to combine quality with tradition.
The Vignerons du Mont Ventoux’s certification is an international-level recognition of the quality of their work.
www.bedoin.com /EN/bedoin.asp   (583 words)

 Mont Ventoux Cycling Classics bicycle tour in Provence France at a great price!
This self-guided tour offers you the opportunity to discover the Mont Ventoux and the Mont Ventoux area on your own pace.
We welcome you in Avignon and you’ll be transfered to the village of Bédoin or Crillon le Brave just at the foot of Mont Ventoux and among the lovely countryside of the Luberon, in Provence.
To start, we suggest to climb the Mont Ventoux via the south side from Bedoin which is the most difficult route !
www.cyclingclassics.com /montventoux.php   (854 words)

 Ride Provence
From the legendary Mont Ventoux climb to the equally celebrated local cuisine, Ride Provence features the best of one of the world's finest destinations.
Ride Provence is centered at a four-star residence hotel in Malaucène, a charming Provençal village ideally situated at the base of the mythical Mont Ventoux.
There are a variety of distance options that include the Mont Ventoux and some of the best roads of northern Provence.
www.velovacations.com /Forms/Provence.aspx   (259 words)

 The Tour de France 2002: Le Mont Ventoux   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It was Friday the 13th 1967 when former World Champion Tom Simpson tried started a desperate escape at the 'Mont Ventoux', maybe the most mythical mountain of the Tour de France, to defend his 'maillot jaune'.
The swaying style of the cyclists, climbing up the mountains of the Tour de France, is a core component of the realisation of the motive of a racer in his struggle for winning at the 'Mont Ventoux', a figure whose name could be Tom Simpson, but not necessarily needs to be.
Though the Mont Ventoux is not stage for the 2001 edition, the 'Mont Ventoux' is a symbol for this most famous bicycle race of the world.
www.the-shot.com /tour-de-france-2001.html   (297 words)

 Mont Ventoux   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Mont Ventoux, the very name conjures up images of the howling winds that bear down on anyone impudent enough to climb to its summit.
Since Francesco Petrarch first described The Ascent of Mont Ventoux in the Middle Ages, the mountain has passed into myth.
The couloirs from the top of The Ventoux are quite steep, between 35-40?, and narrow in places.
www.pistehors.com /resorts/southern/ventoux.htm   (771 words)

 Ferme La Garriguette, Mont Ventoux weekend
Mont Ventoux in Southern France,” le geante de Provence”, has long been a classic stage in the Tour de France and attracts all those who like a cycling challenge.
With 21kilometres of climbing to a height of 1912metres it is awesome, but a great experience to remember.
Accommodation, food (and wine) full backup and transport from either Marseilles or Nimes airports plus a lot of fun and a special poster of Le Ventoux as a reminder.
www.rasteau.co.uk /mont_ventoux.htm   (177 words)

 Mont Ventoux, géant provençal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Situated as last Alpine mountain ridge before the Rhône plain, the Mont Ventoux can be seen almost from everywhere in Provence.
Although the Mont Ventoux is not a extraordinary high mountain in comparison to the high Alps further North and East, it's isolated position gives it a dominating feature.
But also in other aspects the Mont Ventoux is a "giant", whether you refer to its extraordinary climatical differences, its strange looks, and last but not least in cycling terms.
www.geocities.com /Yosemite/Rapids/3892   (113 words)

 Le Mont Serein ski resort of the Mont Ventoux - English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Devalkart, scooters and ski on grass in the department of Vaucluse (84) to Le Mont Ventoux !
The Ski resort summer-winter of " Le Mont Serein ", on the northern face of " Mont Ventoux ", proposes a skiable field to you in winter.
Mont Ventoux - Mont Serein - Beaumont du Ventoux - Malaucène - Vaucluse - Alpes du Sud
www.stationdumontserein.com /english.html   (110 words)

 USATODAY.com - Armstrong fourth in mountain stage at Dauphine Libere   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
MONT VENTOUX, France — Once again, Lance Armstrong failed to conquer Mont Ventoux.
Every time he has lost on Ventoux, he has come back to win the Tour in July.
This time Armstrong finished fourth on the Ventoux, 37 seconds back, but moved up from fourth place in the overall standings to second, just 21 seconds behind American Levi Leipheimer.
www.usatoday.com /sports/cycling/2005-06-09-dauphine-stage4_x.htm   (500 words)

 Medieval Sourcebook: Petrarch: The Ascent of Mount Ventoux
Medieval Sourcebook: Petrarch: The Ascent of Mount Ventoux
Petrarch's motives for climbing Mount Ventoux - to see the view - is often cited as the mark of a new humanistic "Renaissance" spirit.
It is worthing noting, however, that in his distinctly non-humanistic work on the "Misery of the Human Condition", Pope Innocent III had asked the question about why people climb mountains, and had come up with the same need to see the view.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/source/petrarch-ventoux.html   (2479 words)

 Page 2 - 34/26 Enough for Riding Mont Ventoux?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Ventoux is indeed long and steep, although that's also the
Yeah i would say 34/26 gearing should be low enough for Mont Ventoux if you're quite fit.
But to be on the safe side it might be worth opting for a 28 or even a 29 on the back.
www.cyclingforums.com /t-123520-15-2.html   (1932 words)

 Stock Photograph of The village of Vinsobres with Mont Ventoux in the background. Home of one of the Cote du Rhone ...
Stock Photograph of The village of Vinsobres with Mont Ventoux in the background.
The village of Vinsobres with Mont Ventoux in the background.
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 Challenging bicycle tours in France & Spain including the Le Tour France, Alps, Mont Ventoux, Girona, and Pyrenees.
Our core cycling trips in the Alpes, the Pyrenees, at Mont Ventoux and our tours to follow the July French Grand Tour - the "Race for the Yellow Jersey, and new this year is a challenging tour in Girona Spain!
OR, ride the French Grand Tour routes but at different times when the crowds are gone; we call it your own 'Personal Tour de France' guided tour.
Throughout the season, you can go self-guided bike touring to the French Alps, Mont Ventoux, Girona, and the Pyrenees.
www.cyclingclassics.com   (437 words)

 free music download : Le Mont Ventoux   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
There is a very indivdual program for collectors and supporters which recognises the changes that have come to distruibution of music through internet and mp3.
And thus another pole, almost opposite to the one of the loaded interpretation of the new Günter Pröppers idea of 'Le Mont Ventoux'.
Select 'cake 1' and be surprised to find again a monologue less version of 'Le Mont Ventoux'.
www.onlovestar.com /noise/le-tour-de-france/le-mont-ventoux.html   (450 words)

 LeEtape Du Tour
I've got unfinished business on Mont Ventoux, and will be going back to complete this nasty little climb sometime in the future!
Until the Mont Ventoux I was climbing with relative ease, legs spinning free.
My wife had come up earlier in the morning to the Mont Serein Ski Station about halfway up on the North side and I was so relieved to be able to duck into the car to warm up for 30 minutes...
www.chainreaction.com /letape2000.htm   (1905 words)

 Cycling in Provence, Mont Ventoux: Cycling holiday in France
La Ligne Verte offers a variety of cycling tours in in the Northern part of Provence, cycling around the Mont Ventoux.
Mainly in the department of Vaucluse but with variants into the Drome department if you want to bike in the pre-alps or into the Gard Department if you want to see the Pont du Gard.
Mont Ventoux, Fontaine de Vaucluse, underground river resurging
www.valac.nl /Provencecyclingtours.html   (266 words)

 Trip to the Tour de France Y2K
Also see the L'Etape du Tour page (Mont Ventoux ride), our Tour de France page, and raw, unedited journal entries from my trip on the Memories of France page.
This is quite the hill, and we've devoted an entire web page this one particular ride alone.
7/13/2000 We've just arrived at the base of Mont Ventoux, where we'll be setting up station in a restaraunt we've taken over.
www.chainreaction.com /francetrip.htm   (645 words)

 mont ventoux - Women's Cycling Discussion Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In august, 11 men and I took a trip to the Mont Ventoux; I live in belgium and from where i live to the Mont Ventoux, it's 1150 km!
We did about 180 km in a day, and every day there was a contest for the red dot jersey!
I' 39 years old and i ride a race bike for 5 years now, i ride about 15000km in a year and i loooove the cols in France such as the Alps and the Pyrenees, and of course the Mont ventoux, we go there every year, i love and hate that mountain!
forums.teamestrogen.com /showthread.php?t=279   (126 words)

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