Saturday, 30 June 2012

Enfin, c'est L'Ariegoise!  

More than 5,000 cyclists from all over the world are in Tarascon this weekend for the annual gruelling races along Ariege mountain passes.

The youngest riders taking part were 12 yrs. old and there were 2 riders who were 84 yrs. young! 




 Fortunately there was cloud cover with a temperature of  only 25 degs.
L'Arrivée of the shortest race (69 kms.) in Place Garrigou.  The 120 km. and 170 km. races finish after a long climb to Plateau de Beille.  Quel défi!  Bravo les Gars!


The musical accompaniment by these two jeunes hommes playing traditional French and Spanish wellknown melodies contrasted interestingly to the funky dance music being blasted out just a few metres away on the other side of the square!

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