King’s Cross Cycle to MAPIC 2018 – it’s a wrap! The fourth and final day kicked off at 7am, the peloton a sea of red and pink in their King’s Cross/Attaquer jerseys, echoing the moment the sky turns pink at sunrise, shortly after departure from Aix. The riders have 158km and a mighty 2,288m of climbing to get to the finish line in Cannes.
The riders wind their way up out of Aix amongst beautiful rocky landscapes and pine trees, taking the first climb of the day at their own pace before a long descent through the vineyards. The pace is quick and the group sticks together to get the 60km stage done and dusted in fine style before arriving into the village of Le Val before the first coffee stop of the day.
Fully caffeinated, the riders head out on the biggest stage of the ride at 80km. Flatter and quicker than earlier, they wind round the smooth roads of Lorgues, passing through stunning forestry in the bright sun, with a long and stunning climb through Bagnols en Foret before heading to lunch – huge baguettes eaten in the sunshine.
Post-lunch, the groups roll out in their teams: British Land, Nash Bond and Wembley Park. For the final 38km stage, they glide down rolling hills in the afternoon sun, which accompanies their arrival into Cannes and delivers them to waiting colleagues and friends in front of the Palais de Congres.
It’s been an incredible year. Sunny skies, picturesque landscapes and bonds for life have been created once again. Special thanks to King’s Cross for sponsoring the last three years, and many thanks to the team sponsors: British Land, Nash Bond and Wembley Park, as well as all the Ride sponsors.
Don’t forget you can still show your support by sponsoring the riders here. Your donations go towards our beneficiaries, including our main beneficiary Coram. To catch up on the events of each day, check out our Twitter and Instagram: @clubpeloton #CycletoMAPIC.