Recent Mont Ventoux history was made by his spectacular attack in the 2013 Tour de France, and the insane images of him racing up the climb after mechanical problems on the 2016 Tour.
Christopher Froome (Israel Premier Tech), who was less prominent in the passing of the Great Loop last ye, should have discovered the Giant of Provence on Tuesday at the CCIC – Mont Ventoux Denivele Challenges.
The Briton will be missing the Vaucluse meeting because it was not started during the penultimate stage Criterium du Dauphine.
Alejandro Valverde 2018, the 2018 world champion, is still 2nd in Strade Bianche, and Fleche wallonne, in the spring.
Movistar (42) will attempt to give the Spanish veteran (42) a second win at Mont Ventoux following the success of Miguel Angel Lopez (now in Astana).
Guillaume Martin and Jesus Herrada will be sharing the leadership of Cofidis in recovery from the Giro. Esteban Chaves (EF), Michael Woods (Israel Premier Tech), and Esteban Woods (Israel Premier Tech), will also be serious contenders for the victory. Similar to Tobias Halland Johannesen, Uno X's recent best young rider at the Criterium du Dauphine.