The Giant of Provence, Mont Ventoux

Share this post

2011 Part 6:

Saint-Jean du Gard to Clermont-Ferrand

Mont Ventoux is one of the most famous climbs of the Tour de France, although infamous may be a more appropriate description when it comes to the Giant of Provence. It’s right up there along with Alpe d’Huez, the Tourmalet and the Galibier. It had been on Phil and Kyle’s bucket list of must ride mountains for some time and while not exactly on our way to Clermont-Ferrand, today’s ride from Saint-Jean du Gard was as close as we’d got to it on any tour to date.