In www.cyclingnews.com, here, Eros Poli makes the 10 memorable moments of the Tour de France. The excerpt from the list:
1994: Poli conquers the Ventoux
If Mont Ventoux is ‘best’ remembered for the death of Tom Simpson, then Italian Eros Poli’s 1994 escapades on its slopes goes at least some way to redressing the balance towards more celebratory memories.
The Italian giant took on ‘The Giant of Provence’ in a battle everyone was expecting the rider to lose. With a 25-minute lead over his pursuers at the start of the climb, Poli dragged his huge, tired limbs up and over the Ventoux, and was still able to celebrate his stage win in Carpentras with a buffer of over three minutes on the chasers having risked everything on the descent.
Stage 15 of this year’s Tour will hopefully provide more stunning scenes on the Ventoux that will also be remembered for all the right reasons.
Video from that day:
Today, Eros is happily sharing his passion through his cycling tour business. More details at www.eros-poli.com
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