TOR DES GEANTS REPORT: DAY 2
Day 2 of the 2018 Montane Tor des Géants saw some explosively fast running and a very close call for one TOR veteran.
Sweltering temperatures attributed to the usual high drop-out rate over the first few days.
The Coda Refuge is found a 169.3km along the Tor des Géants’s 330km course. As such it is widely regarded as the half-way point of the race, though in actuality you are slightly closer to home.
Franco Colle arrived at 17:00 on Monday, 30 hrs into his race, by now enjoying – and ever-increasing – an extensive lead.
Kevin Hadfield chases a top 100 position on day 2 of the 2018 Montane Tor des Géants.
The second day of the TOR saw the herd thin out by a significant – if expected by now – amount, with hundreds of withdrawals being made due to the exhausting heat as well as the unforgiving terrain.
The start of the second day was shaken by an accident involving the 66-year-old Narciso Dagnes. An experienced racer of the TOR, having competed numerous times before, he, unfortunately, slipped shortly after midnight as he descended from Col Crosatie to the Lac du Fond (40km approx). He was immediately rescued by alpine guides and taken to the doctors base at Valgrisenche. He has been admitted to intensive care with a reserved prognosis.