Victoire Weekend - 1st edition : portfolio

Victoire Weekend - 1st edition : portfolio

On the 7th, 8th and 9th of April took place the first Victoire Weekend. We welcomed for the occasion about twenty client - owners of future owners of a Victoire bespoke bicycle - for three days of riding on the roads less travelled of Auvergne, France. Here is a portfolio of the best moments of the weekend.

We are lucky to be a the foot of the Chaîne des Puys, so we started in front of our workshop. After we presented some exclusive creations to the participants, we headed towards the Massif du Sancy for the night : about 40 kilometeres of climbing are waiting for us !

We are followed by the French TV TF1 for a future video.

Like Alain, several of our clients were interviewed in front of the Roches Tuillières et Sanadoires, at the Col du Guéry.

The sunset light is incredible when we passed by the Lac du Guéry. 

Everybody stop along the road to enjoy the show.

We spend the night at the Gîte du Lac Servières.

It is time now to discuss with a local beer and the sunset in background. We also have some magazine 200 still hot from the printer !

Each participant receives a musette from Rapha.

After a good night, the activity is growing in the morning.

Some are reading the latest adventures of 200 magazine...

... others are looking for the bicycles. It was a great pleasure to see all of them in action !

After a group photo next to the Lac Servières, we go for a long day on the bike : 185K and 2400+ 

We follow the river La Sioule that takes its source at Lac de Servières. We will take the roads less travelled and passed by some of the most stunning place of the region.  

Despite the different pace of each cyclist, we stay in group most of the time. 

The Viaduc des Fades, 133m above the Sioule. 

Lunch break at Pont de Menat before heading toward the last part - and maybe the most remarkable - of the Gorges de la Sioule : Chouvigny.

The road cross the rock in the Gorges de Chouvigny

You can find here the route :

 

 

We would like to thank all our clients who took part into this weekend. For sure there will be other events like this, stay tuned !

Photos

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You can find more photos on our Flickr : https://flic.kr/s/aHskVpkTM1

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