Mont Ventoux is one of the most legendary climbs in cycling. Subscribe to GCN on YouTube: gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN The climb of Mont Ventoux starts gently before the gradient kicks after 7km. Famous for it's unforgiving, exposed nature, once you emerge from the woods around halfway up, you're at the mercy of the elements with potential for high wind speeds and baking heat. The Ventoux has seen more than its fair share of drama thanks to its often-decisive role in the Tour de France. Tom Simpson, the first ever British yellow jersey wearer, tragically died on the slopes. If you like the video, don't forget to give it a like! We've got plenty more great videos on the way: gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN About GCN: The Global Cycling Network puts you in the centre of the action: from the iconic summit of the Stelvio to the epic trails of Fort William, Scotland, everywhere there is pavé or dirt, world-class racing, and pro riders, we will be there bringing you all the action, essential analysis and unparalleled access every week, every month, and every year. Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside cycling Youtube Channel - gcn.eu/gcnYT Facebook - gcn.eu/gcnFb Google+ - gcn.eu/gcnGPlus Twitter - gcn.eu/gcnTW Leave us a comment below!