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Monday, February 04, 2008

Monte Carlo or Bust - Part II

A very nice part of the world: view from end of the stage

Each year, after the Monte Carlo Rally, the Historique is run. Today I went down to have a look as there was a stage due to start at 1:00, a very civilised time indeed. The stage was due to start at Laffrey, about 25km south of Grenoble so not an enormous distance for us to cover to get there.

There was a slight problem: a stack of snow fell overnight: we were debating whether or not it was worth going, but after battling through heavy stuff hereabouts (at nearly 3000ft altitude) when we got to the motorway it was just pouring with rain...

This nice Fanalone (complete with Spanish crew)
needed a bit of attention

We found on arrival that the snow wasn't just around home: in fact the stage had been cancelled since one of the cols was closed and the cars had to be re-routed. This meant driving a further 20km to just south of La Mure on the N85 where we were able to see at least a few cars arrive at the end of another stage.

The "opposition" had fine service facilities.
This is former F1 driver Eric Comas's rental operation

À bientôt

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