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    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.

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    52 x 11 I think. Or maybe 62 x 11.
    "I just googled triple crank set and i see what your saying. this bike has 9 of those "cranksets".
    "They are showing [the TDF of Versus] at 5 different times in the day. It doesn't say which one is the live one."

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    Pff....

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

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    It was Jens who ran 62-11. Of course!
    I never think I have hit hard, unless it rebounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatBottomedGirl View Post
    During the TV broadcast in France, the commentators said Quintana was riding 39x29 on the Ventoux.
    What a wuss.

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    Aren't they Skiing on it Now?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josullivan View Post
    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
    "I just googled triple crank set and i see what your saying. this bike has 9 of those "cranksets".
    "They are showing [the TDF of Versus] at 5 different times in the day. It doesn't say which one is the live one."

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    Quote Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
    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/
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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    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:

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