Day 9 & 10: From Bourg Saint Andreal to Castres – update

_E5A6621Temperatures and excitement began to rise this Saturday as the mHealth Grand Tour riders are getting closer to their final destination: Barcelona!

Day 9 included 144km and more than 2000m of climb from Bourg Saint Andreal to Florac. Breathtaking scenery was once again on the menu _E5A6770as riders cycled their way through the Gorges de l’Ardèche

Word has spread out about the tour and the ride is getting good local news covergae. Here you can see some local tour fans who gathered to support riders.

_E5A6897_E5A7172On Sunday – Day 10 – the rain was back again for the last ride of stage 3 from Florac to Castres. The riders pedalled their way through several tricky climbs, including the Col de Perjuret, and got a reminder when arriving in Castres of their extraordinary achievement: another very famous bike ride – none other than the Tour de France – also passed through Castres in 2013. _E5A7223

Today the team will bike their way to Ax-Les-Thermes, following more of this year’s Tour de France route for the last stage of the ride. mHealth Grand Tour riders are only 500km away from Barcelona now!

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