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Chateau de Pitray
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Criterium de Castillon and France From Inside

Chateau Pitray and the Criterium de Castillon Pro Bike Race !

July 31 to August 5 - 2016

The Criterium de Castillon, a yearly pro bike race held at the first week of every August. It is the first pro criterium bike race in France after the Tour de France. It includes many riders, French and other nationalities, who rode in the Tour. The photos below are from 2006 and 2004.

Clients at Chateau Pitdray approach the race course.

The race begins.

The course at the top of the hill. The course is a loop, 2 miles in length.

Upper plateau of the course.

The climb.

Attack at the top.

Turn at bottom of decent. Christophe Moreau in green BNP jersey.

Bottom of the climb, Laurent Jalabert polka dot jersey.

Laurent Jalabert climbs alone.

Peleton in the decent.

Laurent Jalabert leads the Peleton.

Richard Virenque in the decent.

Richard Virenque at the podium acknowledging crowd and the win.