The Col de Turini

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No Monte Carlo Rally would be com­plete with­out its sting in the tail. That sting is the shape of the road from Sospel to La Bol­lene.

That moun­tain pass is called the Col de Turini. The start and fin­ish of that stage can and of­ten do change lo­ca­tion and di­rec­tion, but it al­ways in­cludes the junc­tion of the D2566 and M70. That’s the Col.

Be­ing one of the Monte’s more southerly stages, the Turini’s found as of­ten with­out snow as it is with these days. But, if any­thing, it makes it even harder. Why? ‘ Ver­glas.’ Black ice.

In the 1970s and 1980s Turini was done in the dead of night and it was in those days the leg­end, “the night of Turini” was cre­ated.

Pin­point ac­cu­racy, brav­ery, lady luck and the fans on your side. That’s what the Col de Turini calls for. DE

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