FireFlies 2016 Stage 6: Towards Le Sud, But Still Climbing!
As the FireFlies 2016 Tour comes close to its end, the team had one enormous climb before they came out of the mountains, Col de la Bonnette (2,802m) the highest pass in Europe! The weather was already warm as the jockeys left the small village of Le Sauze towards the pass.
Photo Credits: XF
The FireFlies team shared some thoughts on Stage 6 of the tour:
Tara DeMarco (The Mill LA): "Legs cramping, 24k climb, no where near as tough as a fight with cancer."
Allison Amon (Chelsea Pictures LA): "This FireFly @chrispage pulled me up and mountain and pulled me down as well. Bless his cotton socks."
Bruce Horwitz (Lime Studios LA): "All things as they should be, the six Californian FireFlies reach the summit of Col de la Bonnette within minutes of each other. What a journey it has been. Thanks to all of you!"
Bill Sewell (Wiredrive): "At the top of Col de la Bonnette, the self declared highest pass in Europe at 8907ft (Col de l'Iseran is higher, which we also climbed). This marks our penultimate day of the ride and the last of the classic Alps climbs. Emotions are too much to squeeze into a post."
Ed Shires (The Mill NY): "Summiting the Col de la Bonnette with @james_shires today. His bike creaked the whole way up. Loved riding such an iconic climb with my brother."
Chris Page (Jelly London): "If he doesn't sort that bottom bracket soon ...."
Photo credits: Jockey's own
The Tour reached Le Vence by 6pm where they had a final supper, speeches and awards (with comedy compering from Chris Page (Jelly London) and Matt Fone (Riff Raff Films) on the hotel terrace, before birthday cake and singing for our Champion Rider John 'JT' Taylor (Chief Client Officer Publicis Groupe) on his incredible 10th FireFlies Tour!
One day left, onwards to Cannes!