2013 Tour of France, Bedoin – Mount Ventoux – Gordes
EPIC! That’s basically it, lovely hotel on top of Crillon de Brave, Louis de Crillon built the little village in the 15th century on top for defense purposes. The hotel is the village or the other way around, a must on the bucket list. Enormous amount of climbing today, first course Mt Ventoux, 6600 ft high, the giant of the Provence, average grade 10%, the record time to the top by bike is 53min!! It took us 2 hrs and we we did it with at least 200 of our best cycling friends, absolute mayhem on the top, bikers everywhere celebrating their accomplishment. Watch the stage on July 14th, it will be absolutely fantastic. A screaming 21km downhill was the reward for all the hard work of riding up. Followed by more climbing through the Provence country side, todays total, 7200ft of climbing, 72 miles, awesome. Overnight in the town of Gordes, one of the most beautiful villages in France.