Mont Faron is a mountain which towers over the port city of Toulon. This mountain is often used as the finale for the queen stage of the Tour Méditerranéen. It is a 5k ascent with grades of 12 to 13 percent - it is a difficult climb. The 5 stage Tour Méditerranéen is won or lost on this mountain, and more specifically on the final kilometer of the climb. So naturally, with Toulon being only a 40 minute drive from our house, that is where Roan, Aidan and I headed on the day of the final stage of this year's Tour Med. With cameras and GoPro in hand we hiked the mountain and watched as the race unfolded before our eyes.
Both Roan (age 9) and Aidan (age 11) took an active role with both the video and photography. Enjoy the work!
Live Strong, Train Safe, and Live Well!
Bill, Aidan and Roan
|The Port City of Toulon from Mont Faron|
|Mont Faron Stage winner Jean-Christophe Peraud|
|Tour winner Stephen Cummings followed by Stefan Denifl|
|Riccardo Zoidl 3rd place overall|
|Sylvain Chavanel in his new IAM Jersey|
|Columbian Jarlinson Pantano in the Mountain's Jersey|
|Trek Factory Riders and Brothers Danny and Boy Van Poppel|