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Sébastien Loeb drives up Mont Ventoux

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 8:08am
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Sébastien Loeb drives up Mont Ventoux (Photo by Flavien Duhamel/Red Bull Content Pool)
Here’s a tour of Mont Ventoux like you’ve never seen before, as French rally driver Sébastien Loeb hammers his Peugeot 208 to the peak of one of the most gruelling climbs in the history of the Tour de France.

“You’ve got a much bigger chance of seeing me drive to the top in a car than on a bike,” said the reigning world rally champion Sébastien Loeb before the drive, which was carried out in practice for the upcoming Pikes Peak Hill Climb competition in the USA.

Peugeot Sport only used the last six kilometres of Mont Ventoux to perform the test, but that was enough for Loeb to put the 875 horsepower car to the test: “It’s the speed at which the corners leap out at you which is more striking than round a circuit where there’s always a ‘100-metre’ board to show you where to brake. Here, you can be in fifth or sixth gear and you suddenly see mountainside ahead of you; you have to work out for yourself where you need to brake…” 

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