Van Huffel's view on Ventoux

Again, young Belgian Wim Van Huffel did an outstanding job yesterday in stage 4 of the Dauphiné Libéré, which finished atop of France's famous 'Bald Giant' Mont Ventoux. The Davitamon rider is steadily improving his form and especially his climbing skills since the Tour de Romandie and the Giro d'Italia, where the 26 year-old arrived only two minutes off the winner Paolo Savoldelli on stage 11 to Zoldo Alto, and finished the Grand Tour 11th overall.

In an interview with Belgian weekly magazine Humo, Van Huffel was asked what he expected from Mont Ventoux: "It will go uphill, right? Maybe it's a real bastard of a climb, one that doesn't suit me. I'm really curious. I want to climb all the big mountains, at least more than once."

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