The Strava Fact: Chris Froome is King of Mont Ventoux

The British Israel Start-Up cyclist has the best time on the ascent from Bédoin, on the hardest and most demanding slope of one of the legendary ports of the Tour de France.

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The high mountain reaches the second week of the Tour de France and it does so with the return of one of the great giants of the race: Mont Ventoux. Its name is already scary in itself, but what really terrifies runners are the two climbs that they will have to do in the middle of the lunar landscape, especially the second one, on the Bédoin slope, before the rapid descent to the finish line. from Malaucène.

The first great difficulty of the day will be the climb to Col de la Liguière, first class with its 9.3 kilometers at an average slope of 6.7% and which will reach an altitude of 998 meters after overcoming a difference of 608 meters. 2,499 athletes have dared to climb for a total of 4,829 attempts that they have completed in 46:00 at an average of 12.25 km / h, while the professionals ascend it in 33:50 at an average of 16.66 km /h.

The user Peter Anton has the KOM or best men's time on Strava on the climb to Col de la Liguière since last March 9 with a time of 26:22 at an average of 21.4 km / h, while the QOM o Women's best time goes to Belgian rider Jessie Daams with a record of 34:08 since February 14, 2013. It takes 6 efforts to be the Local Legend at Col de la Liguière.

After the climb to the Liguière, the cyclists will face the first contact with Mont Ventoux from its Sault slope, in a first-class ascent with a 22.1-kilometer climb at an average 5% slope that will crown at 1,910 meters after overcome a slope of 1,183 meters. 43,314 athletes have dared with this climb on Strava for a total of 68,597 activities that they have completed in an average time of 1:55:36 at a speed of 12.58 km / h, while professionals usually climb it in 1 : 20: 24 at a speed of 18; 09 km / h.

The triathlete Thomas Lemaitre has the KOM or best men's time uphill on Strava to Mont Ventoux on this slope since June 11, 2020 with a record of 56:35 at an average speed of 25.7 km / h, while the QOM or best female ascension time is for Justine Barrow since August 1, 2017 with a mark of 1:14:38. It takes 5 efforts to be a Local Legend on the Ventoux going up from Sault.

The climb to Ventoux from Sault is the starter of the great highlight of the day, the traditional climb to Mont Ventoux from Bédoin, Hors Categorie pass with its 15.6 kilometers of ascent at 8.7% of average slope that will crown at 1,910 meters after overcoming a drop of 1,503 meters. 102,488 athletes have dared with this emblematic climb for a total of 159,099 attempts that they have completed at an average of 1:56:03 at a speed of 10.05 km / h, while professionals usually climb it in 1:21: 28 to 14.32 km / h.

Israel Start-Up rider Chris Froome has held the KOM or best men's time on Strava atop Mont Ventoux since July 14, 2013, when he won the 15th stage of the Tour that year, with a time of 56:01, at an average of 20.8 km / h. For her part, the young British cyclist Illi Gardner has the QOM or best female time since last June 12 with a record of 1:08:34. It takes 20 efforts to be a Local Legend on the climb to Mont Ventoux, one of the most iconic ascents in the history of the Tour de France.



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