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josullivan 11-23-13 06:36 PM

Mont Ventoux
 
I'm sure this query has been answered before, but I was wondering if anybody knows what low gears Chris Froome used on Mont Ventoux in the Tour. The way he was spinning was phenomenol on such a tough climb.

Regards
Brendan O'Sullivan
Canada

colombo357 11-24-13 06:58 PM

52 x 11 I think. Or maybe 62 x 11.

ultraman6970 11-25-13 12:18 AM

Pff....

canam73 11-25-13 11:53 AM

I have no confirmation on this, but I read on a different forum that he used 38x28 and Quintana had 39x28.

Chicago Al 11-25-13 06:33 PM

It was Jens who ran 62-11. Of course!

FatBottomedGirl 11-26-13 06:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by canam73 (Post 16276794)
I have no confirmation on this, but I read on a different forum that he used 38x28 and Quintana had 39x28.

During the TV broadcast in France, the commentators said Quintana was riding 39x29 on the Ventoux.

canam73 11-26-13 06:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FatBottomedGirl (Post 16278984)
During the TV broadcast in France, the commentators said Quintana was riding 39x29 on the Ventoux.

What a wuss.

fietsbob 11-26-13 12:51 PM

Aren't they Skiing on it Now?

josullivan 11-26-13 04:08 PM

Just to expand the subject, what low gears do the guys in the grupetto use?
Being much bigger, heavier guys than the climbers one may assume that they use lower gears to haul themselves up those climbs but maybe not---I don't know.

colombo357 11-26-13 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by josullivan (Post 16280732)
Just to expand the subject, what low gears do the guys in the grupetto use?
Being much bigger, heavier guys than the climbers one may assume that they use lower gears to haul themselves up those climbs but maybe not---I don't know.

72 x 11

ThermionicScott 11-26-13 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by canam73 (Post 16278995)
What a wuss.

No kidding. One of our own climbed it in 48/18 -- more than once in a day! ;)

http://www.thebicyclestory.com/2011/...ventoux-rides/

FatBottomedGirl 11-27-13 07:14 AM

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Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 16280114)
Aren't they Skiing on it Now?

Maybe now. I heard it was snowing in Avignon today, but I took this picture on November 9th:

http://i.imgur.com/ugaqHjd.jpg


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