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June 10, 2004

Ventoux time trial blow by blow

VeloNews | Mayo takes over at Dauphiné

VeloNews has a detailed look at today's time trial, and breaks it down by time station, so you can easily see who was fastest on each segment of the mammoth mountain.

VN also points out that Armstrong's performance, a little short in comparison with Mayo's, is actually the fastest (by 3 seconds) that Armstrong has ever climbed Ventoux:

What worked in Mayo's favor though was that he started four minutes behind Armstrong and two behind Hamilton. After the relatively easy opening stretch of 5.7km at 4.2 percent, Armstrong set a then-best time of 10:13. Hamilton came through in 10:20, while the supposed-to-be-going-slow Mayo sped though in 10:04.

"I didn't expect to do the fastest time in that first phase," said Mayo. "I was riding within myself and just getting a feel for the bike." For the first time, he was using a brand-new climbing bike from Orbea, the lightest that Mayo has ever ridden.

Posted by Frank Steele on June 10, 2004 in Dauphiné Libéré, Iban Mayo, Lance Armstrong 2004 | Permalink


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it dosen't show his time he that he did the tour de france in when he broke the record

Posted by: chris at Jun 29, 2004 9:57:49 AM