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French Grand Prix Winner Wins Again In France

Mont Ventoux Hill Climb is a car and motorcycle race course near Avignon in France. A championship race has been held there since 1902. The course starts from the village of Bédoin and rises 5,289 feet for 13.4 miles to the observatory at the summit. The 1912 winner is Georges Boillot in his Peugeot L76 who also won the French Grand Prix in the same car in June.


M Boillot on the Grand Prix Peugeot winning the Mont Ventoux Hill Climb
August 11, 1912
painting by Guy Lipscombe


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