Video: Cyclists blown off bikes in strong winds on Mont Ventoux

A video shot at the top of Mont Ventoux on Wednesday shows why the Tour de France peloton didn’t reach the summit of the famous mountain on stage 12.

The Bastille Day showdown on the Mont Ventoux was cut short by six kilometres, with the stage finishing at Chalet Reynard, because of winds of over 100kph forecast at the top.