Mont Ventoux. fatica fredda e calda insieme. Magia di impresa

Mont Ventoux. fatica fredda e calda insieme. Magia di impresa

So you think you can climb? Lacets de Montvernier (The Hairpins of Montvernier), part of the Col du Chaussy, France. It's a 1,000m ascent. More: http://www.cycling-challenge.com/col-de-la-madeleine-via-col-du-chaussy/

So you think you can climb? Lacets de Montvernier (The Hairpins of Montvernier), part of the Col du Chaussy, France. It's a 1,000m ascent. More: http://www.cycling-challenge.com/col-de-la-madeleine-via-col-du-chaussy/

Ride the Tour de France High Passes. 'Tourmalet remains one of the classic Tour ascents, drawing hordes of cycling  pilgrims, as does Col du Galibier, the first Alpine climb introduced into the race (in 1911). Prime among the other famed climbs are the Alpe d’Huez (first raced in 1952) and Mont Ventoux (1951), rising mighty above the Rhône valley. All four passes have been ranked hors categorie, meaning they’re so steep as to be beyond classification.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/france

Ride the Tour de France High Passes. 'Tourmalet remains one of the classic Tour ascents, drawing hordes of cycling pilgrims, as does Col du Galibier, the first Alpine climb introduced into the race (in 1911). Prime among the other famed climbs are the Alpe d’Huez (first raced in 1952) and Mont Ventoux (1951), rising mighty above the Rhône valley. All four passes have been ranked hors categorie, meaning they’re so steep as to be beyond classification.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/france

2012 Giro D'Italia Stage 17 - Passo di Giau    The 2012 Giro D'Italia will feature one of the most scenic climbs, the Passo di Giau on stage 17 from Falzes to Cortina d'Ampezzo. Simply breath taking and not too leg breaking as its only 10km in length.

2012 Giro D'Italia Stage 17 - Passo di Giau The 2012 Giro D'Italia will feature one of the most scenic climbs, the Passo di Giau on stage 17 from Falzes to Cortina d'Ampezzo. Simply breath taking and not too leg breaking as its only 10km in length.


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The Stelvio Mountain Pass in northern Italy is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps and the second highest in the Alps. The route has seventy-five hairpin bends, 48 of them on the northern side numbered with stones are a challenge to motorists. Stirling Moss went off the road here during a vintage car event in the 1990s. Photo: google+.com/explore/Italy

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Mont Ventoux, France. I have driven up twice but I have not ridden a bicycle up... yet.

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