Stage 10A – 19/01/2021 – Val Cenis – Base Polaire
Presented by EDF
Final stretch for this 17th edition of La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc. In a sumptuous landscape at 2,000m of altitude, the 28 teams started the tenth and last stage in Val-Cenis – Base Polaire presented by EDF. This is the legendary ascent of the Col du Mont Cenis, which is made up of two stages.
Starting from Val Cenis Lanslebourg, the mushers took the start of a 45km course with a 1,400m of elevation gain. The teams passed through Bonneval by taking the road “du petit bonheur”, to then sleep, in total self-sufficiency, at the top of the Col. This famous stage aloows the mushers to find themselves in a different context, the opportunity for them to spend a wonderful evening rich in emotion and sharing. This bivouac symbolically closes the last night of the event.
The ascension of the Col du Mont-Cenis is an intermediary stage, so there is no ranking of the day. As soon as the sun rises, the mushers finish the stage by going down the Col de Mont-Cenis to the finish line in Val Cenis Lanslebourg. At the end of this stage, we will know if the leaders Rémy Coste (FR) in the category open and Cindy Duport (FR) in the category limited will be awarded the title of big winners of this 17th edition.
The Henry Kam prize in memory of the Founder of the Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc was competed during this 10th stage and will be attributed to the winner in all categories.