Home of the Lentil

Stage 15; 189km 

Now that was a tough day, in less than 45km we had already climbed 1300m in elevation. But it wasn’t this alone it was the fact for the majority of the day were riding on the Aubrac Plateau at an altitude of over 1000 metres for around fifty kilometres.the wind was very strong making progress hard. It tested everyone’s physical and mental strength with some questioning if they should get off, but no we pushed on.

The climb up to the Col de Peyra Taillade had average gradients of 14% for a km coupled with tired legs it was a real stinger.

The run in was far from easy with a 4th cat climb and then several steep hills in and around le Puy en velay. With a total of 3400m elevation on rough roads that’s main job seemed to be to slow you it was a tough day that matched any other thus far on this unusual tour Tour.

The town is famous for its Puy green lentils of Le Puy-en-Velay in the Auvergne region of France. These lentils have been grown in the region for over 2,000 years. They have gastronomic qualities that come from the terroir, attributed to the areas volcanic soil. Praised for their unique peppery flavour and ability to retain their shape after cooking, these are definitely going to feature in the 3tour cookbook.

It’s a rest day tomorrow, like the whole team I’m certainly ready for it…

📷 – Dave Hayward 

If you would like to donate then here’s my page-

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/HaydenGroves3TourChallenge

Thanks from all at Cureleukeamia

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~ by theboxterboy on July 16, 2017.

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