LET'S GET TO KNOW THE TURBIE & PEILLE
La Baroudeuse takes place in the Côte d'Azur, it's true. The Riviera resonates in your head as a synonym of money, luxury, road traffic, stress, "have you seen me", danger by bike. You say to yourself, but what am I going to do in the southeast and risk my life on my bike!
We are not going to deny that: it is true, it is true. But the Côte d'Azur is not just that, says Ch'ti who writes this article and who put down his bags almost 15 years ago. The Côte d'Azur remains on the coast and La Baroudeuse takes place in the mountains. Go 5 to 10K inland and you will immediately see the greatest wealth of this region which was influenced for several centuries by the Ancient crusades: indeed, there are many Roman roads here.
Agriculture and animal husbandry made it possible to survive in the mountains. The typical villages will leave you speechless and it is at home, in France, in the Alpes Maritimes.
The host site of the Baroudeuse UNPAVED RACE which takes place from July 5 to 14, 2019 is the village called La Turbie 8K from Monaco, 10K from Nice and Menton and which overlooks all this at 500m altitude with as emblem the Trophy of the Alps or Trophy of Augustus erected as a symbol of the Roman conquest. Breathtakingly beautiful, this village is positioned between the sea and the Mercantour mountains.
THE ROAD RACE: A FINISH IN THE HEART OF NATURE: IN PEILLE, MEDIEVAL VILLAGE
The Baroudeuse ROAD RACE which takes place from August 20 to 30, 2019 will take place in the medieval village of Peille. 10K from La Turbie towards the mountains, this is the village where you will find the famous Col de la Madone (this is where the story of the Madone Trek began thanks to Lance Armstrong who trained here during his career and on a Trek). Peille is also known thanks to the ascent of the Col de St Pancrace (or La Grave de Peille) which is used every year by the runners of Paris Nice, a magnificent and selective climb! A wonder ! Meet on March 17 for the final precisely.