RIDE at the Tour: Day Four

With Mont Ventoux just a day away, the race route for stage 19 included only one major climb.

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The category 2 col de l’Escrinet at 787m was made tougher by a hot day. A koala kindly donated by the Australians on the Pensec Tour clings on for dear life in the sweltering conditions on the way to the finish in Aubenas.

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Toby rides underneath the one-kilometre banner that sat just before the bridge.

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The media area houses a huge contingent of the world’s cycling press. In Aubenas it was only 10m from the course.

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The world champion nearly won the stage with an ambitious attack in the closing stages. Here he contemplates what might have been.

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Pozzato’s bike waits outside the UCI drug testing caravan. The Italian was one of eight riders selected for testing on stage 19.

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