The 100th edition of The Tour de France has been announced and the organisers have given us a very exciting few days here at Veloventoux.
A monster 204km stage with a Mont Ventoux summit finish on Bastille Day, the 14th of July is followed by a rest day when the teams will be staying in local hotels and doing short training rides in the morning. This should be great opportunity to meet the teams.
On Tuesday the 16th July the stage starts in Vaison la Romaine - 5km down the road from the Veloventoux house and the Peleton will pass the Veloventoux accommodation on their way to Gap.
We're doing a 1 week tour covering these three exciting days with some classic riding in the Ventoux area also included.
It's also worth noting that whenever there's a Mont Ventoux stage in The Tour there is always a similar stage in the Dauphine Libéré race in early June. So there's another great opportunity to watch the pros on Mont Ventoux.
Mont Ventoux has become legendary as the scene of one of the most gruelling climbs in the Tour de France. The race has ascended the mountain thirteen times since 1951 and its fame as a scene of great Tour dramas has made it a magnet for cyclists around the world.
Winners of the Mont Ventoux stage at the Tour de France