In the 1967 Tour de France, Tom Simpson, one of the greatest cyclists from Great Britain, has died while climbing Mont Ventoux, the “Giant of Provence”.
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As I wrote before, these days I am reading William Fotheringham’s “Put Me Back On My Bike – In search of Tom Simpson”. Like all books of Fotheringham, it is a worth to read book.
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Stage 15 of Tour de France 2013 (100th edition) is a Mountain stage with summit finish between Givors and Mont Ventoux. The length of the course is 242.5 kilometers, the longest in 2013 Tour de France.
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2013 edition of Tour de France official presentation will take place in Paris on October 24, Wednesday. But rumors and speculations already spread. Le Dauphine Libere, the French news outlet is reporting that the legendary Mont Ventoux and the Tour classic Alpe d’Huez will be included the 100th editions’ rote. And Alpe d’Huez not once, but twice!
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