Details emerge of new Mont Ventoux one-day pro race

Froome on his way to victory on Mont Ventoux in 2013

The organisers of the first ever one-day professional road race to the summit of Mont Ventoux have confirmed the event will be held on June 17 and have published the profile of the 185km route. Called the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge, the race will take place the day after the Santini GF Mont Ventoux mass-participation event, creating a weekend of riding and racing on the Géant de Provence . News of the creation of the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge first emerged in the summer, and the event was confirmed on the UCI Europe Tour calendar published in early October. It will take place the day after the conclusion of the nearby Criterium du Dauphine , meaning many of the Tour de France contenders who have ridden the French WorldTour stage race could also ride the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge. The route will start in Vaison-la-Romaine, like the Santini GF Mont ...

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