3rd stage: Thursday 22 April / Lyon – Megeve
The competitors returned to the Bresse circuit that they discovered and unanimously appreciated for the first time in 2009. Two road special stages were also on the programme. The Tour then gained altitude, first of all in the Jura then in the Alps while heading towards another new stop-over at Megeve.
4th stage: Friday 23 April / Megeve – Aix-en-Provence
No circuit on the menu for this day, but three special road stages, two in the morning and one in the afternoon. As an interlude for this long day which will cross five departments (Savoie, Isere, Drome et Vaucluse and Bouches du Rhone) the competitors lunched in the fabulous settings of the Couvent des Carmes (14th Century), overlooking the Isere Valley. The finish was in Aix-en-Provence.
5th stage: Saturday 24 April / Aix-en-Provence – Beaulieu-sur-Mer
After a last special road stage, the final classifications were made, as in 2008, on the ultramodern Paul Ricard HTTT circuit. This time the public was able to watch the very last sparring. Azure from beginning to end, the last liaison route took Dolce Vita airs, via the Esterel massif and the vertiginous panoramas of the mythical Corniche, between Nice and Monaco, where the competitors were awaited at Beaulieu-sur-Mer for the prize-giving dinner.
2010 Tour Auto Optic 2000 – Results
Entrants in the Tour Auto compete in two general classifications – “Competition” and “Regularity.” The main difference between the two groupings is that “Competition” races against the stopwatch, while “Regularity” races with the stopwatch.
VHC – Competition
1. Lajournade/Baron – Lotus Elan
2. Adriaans/Adriaans – AC Cobra
3. Bentz/Trichet – Jaguar Type E
Groupe G – Competition
1. Vercamer/Vercamer – Porsche 906
2. Logan/Hampton – Porsche 914/6 GT
3. Clerc/Dijoux – Alpine Renault A 110
Groupe H – Competition
1. Mr. John of B./Sibel – Porsche 906
2. Ragnotti/Mercier – Alpine Renault A 110
3. Serpaggi/Prevost – Alpine Renault A 110 Gr. IV
Indice de Performance – Competition
1. Junne/Maxted-Page – Porsche 356
2. Cathiard/Cathiard – Alfa Romeo 1900 SS
3. Le Gloahec/Patissier – Jaguar MK1
1. Demiguel/Suarez – Ferrari 275 GTB
2. Ruston/Haylock – Porsche 356 “SPEEDS”
3. Gatehouse/Nijthall – Ferrari 250 GT Lusso
For complete results, visit www.tourauto.com.
[Source: Tour Auto]