This ride lengthens the spectacular Finestre climb with the final miles to the finish of the Giro 2015 stage to Sestriere. Starts with a spectacular descent & then gentle climb on empty wide roads with plenty of autumn colour.
The final climb of the Etape du Tour 2015 made famous in the 2012 Tour when Chris Froome attacked & briefly dropped his team mate Bradley Wiggins.
This is a fairly easy climb done on its own that has two parts separated with a brief period of recovery. The ride actually starts at the top of the Lacets de Montvernier & descends the road that the actual Etape du Tour will climb. Its also the same stretch of road that will feature in the final of stage 18. Its probably one of the best days of the year to ride this climb with autumn colours & fresh snow towards the ski resorts at the top.
Early morning recon ride of the 2015 Tour de France Grand depart prologue time trial round the Dutch city of Utrecht with top Tour de France hard man Lars Boom, winner of the notorious Roubaix cobbles stage of 2014.
Ride one of the most feared mountains in pro racing & a major obstacle of the 2015 Giro d’Italia, Starts with a short easy warm up but once the real climbing starts there is no rest & no escape, pure grit is needed for this one! You will have to dig deep.
The second ride of a 3 part Grand Tour of the Giant of the Provence that takes you up two sides of the climb on a early spring day with the trees in full blossom.
This part which is much easier then the two rides either side of it starts with the remaining descent of the Ventoux towards Bedoin. But we turn off this road to take a more rustic route past the fields of cherry blossom to the Gorges du Nesque via Villes-sur-Auzon. This is a very easy climb with very shallow grades that features some tunnels & arches into the cliff side road. The ride ends with a short hill upto the scenic village of Sault.
You can continue the Grand Tour with T2055.61 Part 3 with the longer less steep Sault side of the Ventoux