The Tour de France reaches Mont Ventoux on Bastille Day, and after 242.5km. It's sure to be an epic day in the saddle!
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Stage 15 of the 2013 Tour de France is the ninth time that the Tour has finished at the summit of Mont Ventoux. Famous for its bleak, rocky, upper slopes, the 'Giant of Provence' holds a place in cycling legend.
With a rest day following the stage, and with it occurring on the 14th July, Bastille Day, expect the fight to be in the break to be fierce. All the French riders will be dreaming of an epic solo breakaway ending with victory atop the Ventoux, but with it being such a prestigious and potentially decisive stage, any break will need a big buffer at the foot of the Ventoux to take victory.
Stage 15 sees the start of a difficult final week where the overall is sure to be decided. If the favourites choose to mark each other, we could see one of the French climbers, either Thibaut Pinot or Pierre Rolland make a run for the win.
One thing is for sure, any stage that finishes in Ventoux enters Tour history as an epic stage. We can't wait!
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