Pogacar his own biggest rival as Tour de France tackles Mont Ventoux - Preview

The Tour de France on the Mont Ventoux
The Tour de France on the Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Three Grand Tours in the summer, a plethora of Classics, stage races and other disciplines, plus daily news, gossip and scandal: professional racing produces a constant flow of cycling news, with the Tour de France like a constant all-you-can eat ‘buffet a volonté.’ 

Fortunately, some things remain scarce in the Tour and will thus always feel extra special, their rarity elevating events to legendary moments of the sport. Stages on Mont Ventoux are one of them, refining the racing like the best vintages produced in the vineyards below the Géant de Provence.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.