Col du Galibier, France
photo: Eamon Fitzpatrick
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MACON, FRANCE - JULY 11: Koen De Kort of the the Netherlands riding for Argos-Shimano prepares for the start of stage ten of the 2012 Tour de France from Macon to Bellegarde-Sur-Valserine on July 11, 2012 in Macon, France
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MACON, FRANCE - JULY 11: A building is decorated in homage of the cyclists as fans watch sign in prior to the start of stage ten of the 2012 Tour de France from Macon to Bellegarde-Sur-Valserine on July 11, 2012 in Macon, France.
A picture taken on June 27, 2012 in Liege, Belgium, shows a toy representing Tour de France 2011 winner, Australia’s Cadel Evans, displayed in a shop window, three days before the start of the 99th edition of the 2012 Tour de France cycling race. Running from June 30 to July 22, 2012, the 99th Tour de France will be made up of one prologue and 20 stages and will cover a total distance of 3.497 kilometres. (via Photo from Getty Images)
Mont Ventoux (Ventour in Provençal) is a mountain in the Provence region of southern France, It is the largest mountain in the region and has been nicknamed the “Giant of Provence”, or “The Bald Mountain”. It has gained fame through its use in the Tour de France cycling race. As the name might suggest (venteux means windy in French), it can get windy at the summit, especially with the mistral; wind speeds as high as 320 km/h (200 mph) have been recorded. The wind blows at 90+ km/h (56+ mph) 240 days a year.