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la côte

(uphill) slope

la descente

(downhill) slope

le faux-plat

lit. 'false flat': deceptive, 'hidden' incline

le lacet

hairpin bend

le col

mountain pass

l'arrivée au sommet

arrival at the top

les graviers

gravel

la plaque de goudron

patch of tar*

(* note: very hazardous for riders, especially in hot weather)


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