Newport Shropshire Cycling Club member Omar Hussein followed in wheels of many great cyclists to ascend to the summit of the iconic Mont Ventoux. Decked out in his Newport kit he made the climb with his support team of his dad and his brother (Either side of Omar in the Picture).
The mountain achieved worldwide notoriety when it claimed the life of British cyclist Tom Simpson, who died here on July 13, 1967 from heat exhaustion caused by a combination of factors including dehydration (caused by lack of fluid intake and diarrhoea), amphetamines, and alcohol, although there is still speculation as to the exact cause of his death.
The mountain will feature in this years Tour de France.
“It was an absolute leg breaker. I have never experienced 22k of just pure climbing. The last 6k was the best as I could see the famous Ventoux Summit. It was an awesome day,” said Omar