Monday, June 13, it was in Megève that the traditional day of administrative checks took place for the crews registered for this 8th edition of the Megève – St-Tropez. Once the cars were dressed in the colors of the rally and after the general briefing, we organized the great novelty of this new edition: a Concours d’Elegance, where each crew had to present itself to the jury with their car for an exceptional moment of conviviality. before facing the 3 stages, 900km, and the fifteen passes of this 2022 edition. It was under a radiant sun that the first stage then set off from the square of the town hall of Megève, in the direction of Alpe d’Huez with first of all the Col des Saisies then the Cormet de Roselend which welcomed the first passage control and the traditional “Quizzes”, the hallmark of CNP events. It was then necessary to join Val d’Isère for lunch, before resuming the road towards the famous Col de l’Iseran and its passage at more than 2700m, then the Col du Télégraphe and the Col du Galibier before the final ascent to the Alpe d’Huez, end of this first day. For the second stage, the participants had to cover the famous 21 pins of the famous climb of the Tour de France cyclist, to reach the Col de la Croix de Fer and the coffee break planned at its summit before descending into the Maurienne valley. and reach Fort Marie-Thérèse, witness to the glorious past of the region, where lunch was held. The Mont-Cenis pass and an incursion into Italy were then proposed to reach Briançon and its famous citadel, then Serre Chevalier for a well-deserved rest before the final stage. From Serre Chevalier, the starting point of the third and final stage, it was in summer temperatures that we climbed the Col d’Izoard then the Col de Vars, the scene of the final passage control of the rally. The entrance to the Mercantour National Park and the very steep Col de la Cayolle were then only a few kilometers away to enjoy an exceptional Picnic. A few small passes in the Var hinterland then made it possible to reach the azure blue of the Castillon lake, before the traditional triumphant arrival at the Port of Saint-Tropez and the final stop at the Place des Lices, among the bowlers and so on. celebrate the big winners of this 8th edition!
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