By Philippe rifflet
Published on 26 Jul 21 at 18:01
They have been 600 race followers in excessive mountain to take part on Sunday July 25 in the seventh version of the legendary Vars Mountain Trail organized round the Vars resort (Hautes-Alpes). Judiciously certified as a “sky race”, the occasion reached its apotheosis on Sunday July 25 with The Tour des Crêtes.
Five races in breathtaking landscapes
These are 5 races which have been contested all through this 100% path weekend, in breathtaking landscapes.
The queen race round the ridges, lengthy 42 kilometers and almost 2,900 m of elevation acquire was received by Remi Loubet, licensed from the native membership La Sportiva-Vars. At the identical time, he set a brand new file for the occasion in the incredible time of 5 hours 0 minutes and 59 seconds.
The path ambassador in Vars led the race from begin to end by operating with his two most important opponents whom he irreparably let go earlier than the dreaded final climb.
It was on this final climb that I began to speed up, believing that it was the finest technique to attempt to distance myself. It labored, although I obtained into the purple, I held on till the end line, mentally and avoiding the fall on the final descent. We have been neck and neck all through, with this climate and the extraordinary racing circumstances, the state of affairs was excellent to realize good performances!
The girls in the identical second after 6 hours of racing
Among the girls, the race was performed sprinting to the end line, after greater than 6.15 hours of effort. This is Celia Gigout, coming from Besancon who was racing for the first time in the Southern Alps who coiffure on the wire the Niçoise Léa Duhet. each athletes completed in the identical second after 42 kilometers of racing.
The rankings of the Tour des crêtes
1st: Rémi Loubet 5h00.59
2nd: Mickael Pasero 5:03:20
third: Mathieu Esmieu 5h11.36
1st: Célia Gigout 6:15.16
2nd: Léa Duhet 6:15.17
third: Marjolaine Dumas 6:41.03
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