Miguel Ángel López sets fastest time on Mont Ventoux since 2004

A look at the fastest climbers on the iconic mountain after the one-day race

Miguel Ángel López wins the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge
(Image credit: Bertrand Delhomme via www.imago-images.de/Imago/PA Images)

Miguel Ángel López has set the fastest ascent of Mont Ventoux since 2004.

The Colombian star was utterly dominant during the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge on Tuesday (June 8), riding away from his rivals 12km from the summit of the iconic climb to take victory.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.