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The Torino-Nice Rally planned a gravel ride.
July 25, 2019
Stage 1 - Turin, Italy to Cervières, France.Filename '1 TNR Turin-Cervieres'. The route out of Turin to get onto the original first climb, the Colle del Colombardo, is direct and fast to give us more time to take on the climb. With a little re-mapping you will find quieter cycle lane routes a little to the north of the river Stura di Lanzo. The Colombardo climb has a reputation, though it’s arguably not as bad as they say. It’s the equivalent of those first few bars of a great metal track that grab you by the scruff of the neck and then that’s it, you’re head down and rocking all the way to the end. Real Rally riders tackle the Colombardo and drink a cold, well-earned beer afterwards while basking in the knowledge of how, on that day, they were heroes and heroines...After the Colombardo it's onto the famed Colle del Finestre, a long but exceptionally picturesque climb that leads onto the Strada dell'Assietta. After descending from the Assietta there's a brief climb up to Montgenevre through a unique tunnel before arriving at Briancon's fortified old town. After a few km of climbing the early stages of the Izoard climb out of Briancon it's time to decide on which section to take next - the wild Col de Peas 'rough stuff' route or the classic Col d'Izoard?The Torino-Nice Rally route here is the same as used for the Torino-Nice Rally annual event. The event and route info management is in support of Smart Shelter Foundation. (smartshelterfoundation.org/what-we-do and torino-nice.weebly.com/smart-shelter.html)Torino-Nice Rally bag patches are available to any rider of the route by making a donation directly to Smart Shelter. More info / get in touch with us here -torino-nice.weebly.com/contact--patches.html
July 26, 2019