Ventoux to decide 2009 Tour

Tour de France 2009

For the first time in its history, next year the Tour de France will have a summit finish just 24 hours before the race reaches Paris - the Mont Ventoux. Rated by Lance Armstrong as the toughest climb of the country, the Ventoux will be the most decisive single ascent of the entire 2009 Tour.

“Nobody will be able to say they’ve won the race before they cross the finish line of the Ventoux,” commented Tour director Christian Prudhomme during the Tour presentation. “Nothing will be certain beforehand.”

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