Stage 8 – 19/01/2020 : Bessans – Bonneval-sur-Arc
It was a special day for La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc. A mass start took place today in the nordic ski resort of Bessans for the 8th stage. It was a particular challenging moment for the mushers who had to adapt their strategy in this context to perform. The recent heavy snowfall and a negative temperature of -15 degrees guarantied an outstanding quality of the track, which lead to Bonneval-sur-Arc and Trièves.
The challenger of Remy Coste (FRA) in the OPEN category, Iker Ozkoidi (SPA) couldn’t perform well today as he had to put one of his dogs in the sled because of a sprain. He lost precious minutes and now 19 minutes and 24 seconds separates the 2 athletes in the global ranking.
In the LIMITED category, Christian Perlwitz (FRA) won again today, but in the global ranking Cindy Duport (FRA) remains first.
Antoine Sement won the 2 stages of the Trophée Eukanuba which finished today. Tomorrow, new mushers will join the Trophée Caisse d’Epargne Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, for the last 3 stages of the race.
See you on Monday 20th january at Aussois, for the stage 9!