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Do you mean Mt Ventoux in France, frequently part of the the TDF and classed as a real bastard of a climb? Looking at segments like https://www.strava.com/segments/993229 even the top riders struggle to get 14 km/h I'd be grinding away at 4 to 5 km/h. From http://www.veloventoux.com/?c=montVentoux where there's analysis of all three approaches. Any ...


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You've really got a few things going here. For going up hills easier, you have 2 aspects for a given bike: Bike geometry and bike fit: If the geometry of the bike is not good for climbing and/or you're poorly fit to it, its going to be harder than necessary. So play around with adjusting your saddle height + position + stem + handlebars. Gearing: For ...



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