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Gifts for Cyclists. Black & White Cycling Photography Prints. Cycling Art.

 Mont Ventoux is known as a killer mountain. Eddy Merckx will testify to that when in 1970, he rode himself to the brink of collapse and needed oxygen at the summit.

Previously, during the 1967 Tour de France, Tom Simpson wasn’t so fortunate. Weakened by illness and dehydration, Tom collapsed and died within sight of the summit live on French national TV.

Thousands of visitors visit the memorial erected near where he died every year. It still resonates and, for many people, is a profoundly moving experience. Myself included.