Friday, October 13: stage 3
Soldeu (Andorre) – Arties (Espagne) – PauDeparture at 9 am of Soldeu for this third stage, direction(management) Spain and a visit of the Pyrenean massif.
It will have been necessary to cross the principality of Andorra to join Spain and Val d’ Aran surrounded with its peaks as far as the eye can see, ideal playground with beautiful and wide sinuous roads.
After hundred kilometers in Spanish earth(ground), the rally made stopover for Arties where Parador welcomed the participants for a greedy stopping place-lunch.
With a panorama in 360 °, the participants were able to take the measure of the path(way) traveled(browsed) in the morning.
After this gastronomic break giving a good place to the iberian specialities, the competitors resumed the road towards France, crossing the border at the top of the Collar of the Gate before borrowing some of the high places of the cycling: collar of Peyresourde, Collar of Aspin, Collar of Tourmalet from where the Peak of Noon did not miss to defy cars marrying its laces.
Finally, the caravan of the Rally began(affected) the descent towards Heavy to find Pau, term of this third stage, by main trunk roads, for an installation to the Hotel Park Beaumont.
A haven of peace in border of the eponym park and its sequoias always greens of California, cedars of Himalaya, araucarias of Argentina and Chile …
The participants are this evening at the heart of the circuit of Pau-city and his(her,its) traditional Grand Prix a part of the plan of 2,76 km of which they will use tomorrow, before going into the Basque Country and joining Biarritz.
Rally Entre 2 Mers: ranking of the day
Classic Category● 1 : KERN Thomas & KERN Joy (Shelby Cobra)
● 2 : HORN Gilles & HEBERT Olivier (Alfa Romeo Giulia)
● 3 : BEN GHANEM Karim & ROLLAND Nelly (Ferrari 328 GTS)
Prestige Category● 1 : PARADA Eugenio & COSTA Joao (Mercedes SL)
● 2 : MAGNET Jean-Marie & MAGNET Brigitte (Porsche 911 Targa)
● 3 : MEIRELES GOMES Joao Tiago & BASTOS MENDES ADAO Rui Ilidio (Porsche 911)