The idea occurred to me the other day and i'm gradually getting more serious about it, to the point that i think i might actually go ahead and do it. That is, drive from Nice to Carpentras sunday morning, and ride the Ventoux ahead of the tour.
For one i'm wondering what time the roads will be closed. The caravan passes Bedoin at 15h and the finish at 15h40. Any ideas about when i need to be on the road and when i need to finish the climb by in order to be guaranteed not to be stopped by the gendarmes? Nothing would be worse than going to all that trouble and expense and not being able to actually ride the thing (something i've never done).
Second question is will other PdCers be there and want to meet up. I might or might not have some work collegues or other folks with me.
C'est tous, cheers