The Tour returned to Mont Ventoux three years later with Eddy Merckx taking the win in the yellow jersey on stage 14. Bernard Thvenet won the stage to Mont Ventoux two years later with Merckx also wearing the yellow jersey. The Tour then returned in 1974, only passing over the Ventoux, with a wait until 1987 before it featured again in the race. The 1987 Tour featured a second time trial of Ventoux, starting in Carpentras, with France's Jean-Franois Bernard taking the victory and moving into the yellow jersey which he would lose the following day. A climbing specialist or climber, also known as a grimpeur, is a road bicycle racer who can ride especially well on highly inclined roads, such as those found among. The Tour de France and Mont Ventoux - Gallery. A look back at some of the best racing photos from 'The Giant of Provence'. Marco Pantani (Italian pronunciation: marko pantani; 14 February 2004) was an Italian road racing cyclist, widely considered one of the.
It would be another seven years before Ventoux returned with Eros Poli the first rider over the summit and taking the stage win at the finish line in Carpentras. In 2000, Mont Ventoux played host to the battle between Marco Pantani and Lance Armstrong with the Italian winning the stage in controversial circumstances. France