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Tour de France Mont Ventoux by Lawrence Keogh

£ 29.00

Lawrence simulates the wind and sun blasted limestone contours of the top six km of the climb. It is said that the wind speed at the top of Ventoux averages 90kmph for more than 240 days per year. It's 1617 m in just shy of 22km.  But that doesn't tell the whole story - it's the 16km at close to an average of 10% that shreds your mind and legs.
The record for ascents in 24hr is 11 by Jean-Pascal Roux in May 2006.   A total ascent of more than 17,700 meters which is greater than the equivalent of two Everests.  And it is fair to assume he took some risks on the descents.  His maximum speed coming down would have regularly exceeded 100 kmph; many of them in the dark.   Chapeau!

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