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Tour de France Mont Ventoux (Art deco) t shirt by Lawrence Keogh

£ 29.00

Tough and tougher broadly describes the ascent of the Giant of Provence by bicycle. If the gradient to Chalet Reynard doesn't get you the exposure of the last 6km to the summit probably will. In any case your legs will be weary from the forest section - just under 10km at an average of 9% - the last 6km the gradient eases but it will not feel like it, let's say it looks easier. Give or take the "organic" record is about an hour. The non-organic "fuelers" were around the 55mins. The most extraordinary Ventoux record, presently held by Jean-Pascal Roux of Bedoin, is 11 times in 24 hrs. Hellish.

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