This is why the Mont Ventoux stage had to be shortened (video)

A group of cyclists struggle in the wind at the top of Mont Ventoux the day before the Tour de France visits

A video shot at the top of Mont Ventoux on Wednesday shows just why the Tour de France peloton will not reach the summit of the famous mountain on stage 12.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.