Grand-Est Regional Meeting

Saturday 27 May 2023Plancher-les-Mines (Haute-Saône)

The Haute-Saône département lies at the southern end of the Vosges. It takes its name from the River Saône, which crosses it from north to south. It’s a big river as well, 473 km long and the third longest in France.

Plancher-les-Mines is sited in the high Rahin valley and, as its name suggests, the town has a long history of industry and mining, now in a steep decline, that has marked the area’s valleys. Today, Plancher-les-Mines rises from its ashes thanks to the Planche des Belles Filles, a focus of international cyclesport and especially of the Tour de France.

Those at this reginal get-together set off on a road circuit and an MTB circuit to collect some Haut-Saônois cols and meet up at the Planche des belles Filles.

Summary by Denis Mathieu – DT03E

This Saturday 27 May 2023 the Grand-Est regional meeting took place.

The start was at Plancher les Mines (70290) and the finish at the Planche des Belles Filles.

We numbered 43 between the MTB circuit offered by Christophe BADONNEL, the road circuit proposed by Philippe PILLET and the simple climb of the Planche.

Many of us came directly from TOODMOS.

The weather and the ambience were warm.  Many thanks to all who took part, with a specisal thanks to Christophe FOLLETETE for his local specialities.

Three links for photos below

The photos of Jean-Luc MATTE

The photos of Max Tissot

The photos of Fred Singla