Challenge Vichy

Date: Sunday 31 August 2014 Add To Calendar
Location: Vichy (France)

The swim will be staged in the Lac d’Allier, a 2.5km-long lake that will allow spectators to follow their athletes throughout the course. The two-lap bike course is largely flat, with a few small climbs in the Allier and Puy-de-Dôme departments, with sights that include France’s only volcanoes (the Volcans d’Auvergne) and the Randan forest. The flat four-lap run course will go through the parks of Vichy and along the Allier River.

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