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Massif Central - Etape du Tour (for HMS)(2 posts)

Massif Central - Etape du Tour (for HMS)PatC
Nov 6, 2003 3:28 AM
Sorry, but I'm a bit late answering your post !
Well, the distance is a long one (285 kms) and the route will take you through a rather hilly country, with not always so good road surfaces (must be quite a change from your American smooth tarmac !!. But there is only one true pass - the Pas de Peyrol...and it's not that difficult since it is about 8 kms long, though there is a very steep portion near the top (some 15% or so gradient slope for slightly more than one kilometer).
Anyway, if you plan to take part in it and have some fun riding hard and fast, better come over to France having planned your training a long time in advance !!
Merci-nmHMS
Nov 6, 2003 6:18 AM