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Rapha Rising 2015

Total Ascent 9371m

Ride 4: Thusday 23 July / 203km / 4111m

Gagnac-sur-Cere // Camps // >> D14 // >> D1120/D120 // Montvert // Bends, then long straight // << then imm. >> by pottery // D59 Crandelles // D59 Jussac // << D922 briefly // >> D59 Marmanhac // Laroquevielle // St Cirgues-de-Jordanne // << D17 (long climb) // Col de Pas de Peyrol/Puy Mary // << D680 (long descent) // Salers // D680 // over D922 // D680 // Ally // << D680 // Pleaux // >> D980 // St Privat // Argentat // over Dordogne // D12 to Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne // << D940 to Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne // over Dordogne // D940 to Biars // << D14 // Gagnac-sur-Cere

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Ride 3: Tuesday 21 July / 87km / 1475m

Gagnac-sur-Cere // Biars // Bretenoux // >> D14 Prudhomat // over river // << then imm. >> D14 (climb) to Loubressac // >> at X-roads at top of climb, along edge of causse // D60 briefly then << to Magnagues // << D3 // >> D20 to Carrenac (hill from 1996 Tour de France) // << D43 through Carrenac follow Dordogne until bridge // >> over Dordogne towards St Denis // D803 hairpins up hill, over plateau to Martel (food, water) // << D840 to Gluges // >> over Dordogne // << D43 then >> D11, climb to Miers // << D91 towards Gintrac // << D60 to Gintrac (fast descent) // >> D30 to St. Cere // << D43 Prudhomat // << D14 Bretenoux // over roundabout, D3 (climb) to Glanes and Estal // << unmarked road to Moulicou (sketchy descent: steep, bad road surface) // Gagnac-sur-Cere

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Ride 2: Monday 20 July / 80km / 2035m

Gagnac-sur-Cere // >> D14 // << D102/D33 climb to Mercoeur // La Chapelle-Saint-Geraud // over D41 // D33 fast descent to Argentat // << last turn before bridge over La Maronne // immediate << towards L’Hopital // << D116 along Dordogne valley // << D136 (effectively straight on), long climb // << D41 to La Chapelle-Saint-Geraud // continue on D41 // >> D13 to Camps // stay on D13 then D14 // long descent // Gagnac-sur-Cere

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Ride 1: Sunday 19 July / 60km / 1750m

Gagnac-sur-Cere // << D14 to Biars // << D940 to Bretenoux // << at roundabout, over river, through town // << at roundabout, D3 long steady climb // Glanes // Estal // Teyssieu // >> sharp before Teyssieu // descent D40 towards St. Cere // over X-roads (stay on D40) // climb to Le Four // descent towards St. Cere // right fork D48 St Laurent Les Tours // >> at church // fast descent into St. Cere // through St. Cere // << at market square, D673 // long steady climb from 2012 Paris-Nice up towards Sousceyrac // long straight near summit then << D140 // long descent to Cornac // centre of Cornac >> to Glanes // short sharp climb // over X-roads // descent // Gagnac-sur-Cere

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      • I currently live in Champs sur Tarentaine which is in the far North West of Cantal, we have a small house in Marcoles which is due south of Aurillac. You are right about the different landscapes – it’s really what I love most … round every corner something new 🙂

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