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.

Weekend client Victoire Cycles - 1e édition

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 !

Weekend client Victoire Cycles - 1e édition
Weekend client Victoire Cycles - 1e édition

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

Weekend client Victoire Cycles - 1e édition

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

Weekend client Victoire Cycles - 1e édition

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

Weekend client Victoire Cycles - 1e édition

Everybody stop along the road to enjoy the show.

Weekend client Victoire Cycles - 1e édition

We spend the night at the Gîte du Lac Servières.

Weekend client Victoire Cycles - 1e édition

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 !

Weekend client Victoire Cycles - 1e édition

Each participant receives a musette from Rapha.

Weekend client Victoire Cycles - 1e édition

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

Weekend client Victoire Cycles - 1e édition

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

Weekend client Victoire Cycles - 1e édition

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

Weekend client Victoire Cycles - 1e édition

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

Weekend client Victoire Cycles - 1e édition

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.  

Weekend client Victoire Cycles - 1e édition

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

Weekend client Victoire Cycles - 1e édition

The Viaduc des Fades, 133m above the Sioule. 

Weekend client Victoire Cycles - 1e édition

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

Weekend client Victoire Cycles - 1e édition

The road cross the rock in the Gorges de Chouvigny

Weekend client Victoire Cycles - 1e édition

You can find here the route :

 

Weekend client Victoire Cycles - 1e édition

 

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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