As a reminder, there's also a big space of grass up the road. I remember they are parking several cars on grass for some MTFs (Plateau de Beille, Mende...), as long as there is the room for it.Libertine Seguros said:Val Pelouse has pretty much nothing at the summit though, although the car park has got bigger fairly recently.
Last saturday, Thierry Gouvenou (who works at ASO) told to a webradio that the logistics for the Tour de France were 3 to 4 times bigger than the Giro or the Vuelta (the advertising Caravane, more media coverage, more security cars, etc.). That's why they cannot do MTFs everywhere, and they cannot go in some unpopulated places. He told that the southern Alps (between Nice and Barcelonnette) were "avoided" (he didn't say that clearly, but he was implying that) because there isn't enough hotels to welcome over 5,000 people without having to do too much driving. Let's take Isola as an example. It needs 1h30 of driving (for a car) to go either to Barcelonnette, Nice, or even Cuneo. For a bus or a truck, it can be over 2 hours... And it's on roads that are the exact opposite of flat and straight.Libertine Seguros said:I know, but I don't realistically expect L'Abérouat for that reason, even if Zomegnan might approve.
Usually, where the stage finishes isn't where all the logistics is sleeping. They tend to go in nearby cities.roundabout said:I see that Auron is holding the French MTB championships this year.
Seems big enough, but probably not for 5000 people