When Mont Ventoux appears on a route map you don’t really pay much attention to the two category two lumps in the second half of the course.
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The climb only averages 5.5 per cent, but with ramps up to 20 per cent and a road surface that’s only a couple of metres wide the peloton got a little bunched up.
And when you get bunched up everyone slows down and then people have to stop in order to not fall off.
Lotto-Soudal’s Adam Hansen didn’t stop, but he did fall off while going very slowly.
It’s the kind of fall that a newcomer to cycling experiences when they forget to unclip at a traffic light, but it probably stings a bit for Hansen.