Torino-Nice Rally: The Film
The newly released Torino-Nice Rally film follows rider Joachim Rosenlund over 700km of old military Cols and scenic historical trade routes leading from the western Italian Alps to the coast of southern France.
The Torino-Nice Rally is not a race. Instead, this group ride is billed as a memorable adventure with friends. In 2016, Bombtrack Bicycles ambassador Joachim Rosenlund took part in the Rally and found an incredible unsupported bikepacking experience amongst the some of Europe’s most breathtaking and highest mountains. As an event in-between Joachim’s schedule of annual long-distance competitions, the Torino-Nice Rally seemed like the perfect ‘recovery’ ride, without pressure, and only 20,000m of elevation. The Rally made such an impression on him that he’s already signed up for the 2017 event leaving Turin on September 5th. To see what’s bringing him back for a repeat check out the video. This 05:45 film follows Joachim for four days along the route. It offers some great footage from the ride and a peek of what this area has to offer. And, if you’re tempted to ride it yourself be sure to say hello to Joachim in Turin.
Torino-Nice Rally Route
The Torino-Nice Rally route is an all-road multi-day cycling route that includes approximately 300 miles (485km) of tarmac going up to a high point (2750m) and taking in two Grand Tour cols. It also includes nearly 150 miles (240km) of rocky gravel-based military stradas along the border — these are often at an altitude of 2000m or more. The Torino-Nice Rally offers breathtaking scenery of the Queyras and Mercantour national parks, as well as the Ligurian, Cottian and Maritime Alps. For more information, check out the RWGPS map below or visit the official site.
Rider: Joachim Rosenlund (bombtrack.com/team/joachim/)
Production: Tina Lagler & Blaž Miklič / OSM Films (osmfilms.com)
Photography: OSM Films
Graphic Designs: Marko Šajn
Sounddesign: Guido Craveiro at Pork & Rabbit Studios, Pulheim
Music: Homeless Atlantic “Newfoundland” & “Drift”, Dana Boulé “Clichy Waltz”
More information about the event: torino-nice.weebly.com/
More information about the bike: bombtrack.com/bikes/hook-ext/