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Madonna del Ghisallo

Just to the north of Lake Como in northern Italy is a small hill that received its name from a legend coming from Medieval times when the Count Ghisallo was saved from robbers by an apparition of the Virgin Mary. … Continue reading

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Battered by le vent du Ventoux

I climbed Le Mont Ventoux again the other week. I think that is now the sixth time I´ve done it, so its perhaps nothing to write home about. I was again doing it with absolutely zero training, had only ridden … Continue reading

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V is for Le Mont Ventoux.

The Beast of Provence. Sat in the Vauclause, this bald topped behemoth casts a shadow for many a mile around it. Known amongst cyclists for its use in Le Tour de France, Le Ventoux is synonymous with the name Tom … Continue reading

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Me Against The Mountain

14th July 2013 I was stood approximately 150 yards down from the 6km to go banner on the side of the mythical Mont Ventoux, watching Chris Froome ride past me on his way to winning the stage and Le Tour … Continue reading

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