Congratulations to friend, Jan McCready (of Santana Adventures) on her summit of Mont Ventoux, July 16, 2019, after a year of solid training. Beyond categorie, beyond beautiful. Chapeaux!
About Mont Ventoux (a/k/a the Beast of Provence):
- Elevation is 6,273′ which isn’t particularly high but you’re totally exposed when riding. Wind speeds of 200 mph have been recorded.
- The lack of vegetation doesn’t mean it’s above tree-line, rather, it is limestone which is not hospitable to trees.
- It has hosted summit finishes in 10 Tours de France, most recently 2016 (and won by Chris Froome).
- Average grade: 7.4
- Length: 21 km (13 miles)
- Rated: Hors Catégorie, a climb that is beyond categorization. This term was originally used for mountain roads where cars were not expected to be able to pass.
Rhonda Pummill says
So Proud of you friend!!!
Saw this on Facebook last night! You are amazing!
Sandy Consagra says
Great job!! You’re the beast. Completed it in June; so, I know how hard it was . See you for Norway. Can’t wait.