Bianchigirl said:David Duffield (or Duffers as he is known) is known to ramble - but his 8 sprocket gaffe was one of his best recently - along with the assertion that Mont Ventoux is an extinct volcano....
It is an extinct volcanoBianchigirl said:along with the assertion that Mont Ventoux is an extinct volcano....
bas said:Thanks for the clarifications.
It is 9:08 am EST, and I can't find the live cycling.. I'm getting some sort of running race.
I checked the other channels ( 1 through 7) and its in different languages. ARRGGHH!
philippec said:the oddity of the Ventoux is that it is apparently detached from the pre-alpine foothills that form the Monts de Vaucluse, the Montagne de Lure and the Monts du Luberon -- and very much looks like an extinct volcano.
I suspect once someone (NASA?) incorrectly id'd the mountain as a lava-belcher, the misinformation got repeated ad infinitum... behold, the power of the internet!
In any case, You are right to want to climb the beastly thing. It is a great climb, a screaming descente (my personal top speed coming down was a stint at 98 km/hr!) and the area around it is God's gift to cyclists and wine-drinkers and food-lovers, and... the list goes on.
Here's to seeing you one day on the slopes of the Ventoux!
Actually, Boonen has been restricted to 8 in the interrest of fair play. Sort of like NASCAR restrictor plates. - TFbas said:What where the announcers on Eurosport talking about that tom boonen was using a 7 or 8 rear sprocket and a narrow chain?
Boonen isn't using a 9 or 10 rear sprocket?
Or have the commentators not heard about 9 or 10 rear sprockets?