Ventoux

By Bert Wagendorp

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During the summer of 1982, six friends–five boys, one girl–climb the legendary Mont Ventoux on their bicycles. A tragic accident claims the life of one of them, the promising poet Peter. Thirty years later, the others find themselves travelling into their past, with their racing bicycles strapped to the car roof, and their inner demons trailing behind them, off to the Provence again. What exactly happened on that mountain thirty years ago, and why are they going back?…
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Language

Dutch

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9789462380554

Translator(s)

Paul Vincent

Pages

288

Original Title

Ventoux

Year of publication

2015

Reviews

'Just read Ventoux. Unusually for a cycling novel, it is absolutely great.'—Herby Sykes, author and cycling journalist

About the author

Bert Wagendorp

Bert Wagendorp has covered many cycling events for newspaper de Volkskrant, and co-founded a Dutch cycling magazine. From 1996 to 2000, Wagendorp has worked as a correspondent in London for de Volkskrant. Bert Wagendorp is a successful author; in the Netherlands, Ventoux has sold over 140,000 copies.