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Mountain Pass
Location type: Mountain Pass
Location address: Bédoin
Number of texts: 9
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The mountain achieved worldwide notoriety when it claimed the life of British cyclist Tom Simpson, who died here on July 13, 1967 from heat exhaustion caused by a combination of factors including dehydration (caused by lack of fluid intake and diarrhea), amphetamines, and alcohol, although there is still speculation as to the exact cause of his death. He began to wildly weave across the road before he fell down. He was delirious and asked spectators to put him back on the bike, which he rode to within a half mile of the summit before collapsing dead, still clipped into his pedals. Amphetamines were found in his jersey and bloodstream. There is a memorial to Simpson near the summit which has become a shrine to fans of cycling, who often leave small tokens of remembrance there.

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Linked themes: Cycling classics

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The Italian poet and writer Petrarch climbed the Mont Ventoux on April 26, 1336.

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Mont Ventoux is located at 1912 meter. De height difference from bottom to top is 1614 m.

Petrarch climbed on April 26, 1336 the Mont Ventoux.

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Mont Ventoux is placed by the GCN in the “Top 10 Best Climbs In France” at number 2.

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The tower of the observatory atop Mont Ventoux

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One of the beautiful curves of the climb of Mont Ventoux.

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Mont Ventoux is located at 1912 meter. De height difference from bottom to top is 1614 m.

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De Italiaanse dichter en schri

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