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The CIC - Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge – Compare your Time to the Pros!

SportActive’s 2020 Mont Ventoux Challenge  (2nd-9th August 2020) just went up a gear and got even better. Due to lockdown the pro race CIC - Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge now takes place on Thursday,  the 6th August 2020. Initially scheduled for June, this epic race will see the pros cover 182 kms as they climb Ventoux twice, with the second ‘lap’ seeing a summit finish on the ‘Beast of Provence’.

Join us on our Ventoux cycling tour (2nd-9th August 2020), and you can do the same; the day before the pros you will be riding the same course without doing the second loop of Ventoux. You will ride 101 km total distance (with shorter options) instead of the 182 km of the pro course. 

As the pros attack Ventoux to the finish you will be there, live, at the road side watching them and compare their performance to your own the previous day.

mont-ventoux-sportactiveSportActive 2020 Mont Ventoux Tour includes a Pro Route and a UCI Pro Race!

The CIC - Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge

The pro challenge will be in its second year come August. This year the route is slightly different from the first edition. The pros begin at Vaison-la-Romaine and essentially do two laps of the great mountain following Sault, Villes sur Auzon, Bédoin, Chalet Reynard route. The second lap sees the pros pushing on to the summit. You can see the map and route profile below.

mont-ventoux-CIC-Dénivelé-Challenge-SportActiveCompare your time to the Pros on this Year's Mont Ventoux Challenge!

Mont-Ventoux-Map-Dénivelé-ChallengeThe Route of the 2020 CIC Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge - 182 km

Last year’s race was won by Jesus Herrada (Cofidis), with Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) finishing second and Rein Taramae (Total Direct Energie) coming third. Several UCI World Tour teams will be competing in the second edition in August. Don’t miss your opportunity to see this fantastic event.

Mont Ventoux the 'Beast of Provence'

Mont Ventoux is a legendary, mythic mountain in Provence, France. It has been the scene of controversy, and exciting summit finishes especially when Lance Armstrong who seemed to have a win in the bag gifted it to Marco Pantani. It has seen tragedy in the form of Tom Simpson who died while riding it.

Mont Ventoux at a Glance:

  • Mont Ventoux has appeared in the Tour de France. The last appearance was in 2016.
  • The great mountain is famed for its final six kilometres. Due to its barren limescale appearance it has been likened to riding on the moon.
    • The top pros can climb Ventoux in 1 hour.
  • The mountain has its own microclimate. A bright sunny day at the bottom can be radically different when you break the tree line at Chalet Reynard.
  • The Mont Ventoux ascent is 22kms and 1909m altitude.
  • Gradients of 10%+.
  • Bédoin to Mont Ventoux Summit is the hardest climb.
  • Mont Ventoux descent is incredibly fast. For your safety limit your speed to 50 kilometres per hour.

The sense of achievement after riding Mont Ventoux is like no other.

Make Mont Ventoux your Cycling Challenge

Discover the SportActive Mont Ventoux Tour clicking the link  (2nd-9thAugust 2020); download the Mont Ventoux Brochure.

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A propos de SportActive

SportActive est né en Irlande, à l'initiative d'un petit groupe de cyclistes de haut niveau, emmené par Martin Birney et soutenu par le champion international Sean Kelly.

L'objectif est simple et novateur : proposer des séjours vélo utilisant les savoir-faire du cyclisme professionnel pour offrir aux amateurs de tous niveaux une approche unique, à la fois performante et plaisante, en matière de progression et d'entraînement.

Au fil des années, cette démarche pertinente et séduisante a convaincu des participants de plus en plus nombreux, mais SportActive a su rester une structure à taille humaine.
 
Ainsi, le fondateur Martin Birney et la directrice Flora Mittermair organisent eux-mêmes les séjours dans les moindres détails, avec l'aide des autres membres de l'équipe et dans un souci constant d'amélioration.
La "touche" SportActive, c'est aussi une attention toute particulière apportée aux besoins des différents participants : en bref, nous serons aux petits soins pour vous.
 
Que vous soyez débutant ou cycliste aguerri, votre séjour avec SportActive sera un moment inoubliable.

 

 

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