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Let's make Europe an adventure again

Gery and I are back on the road this year 2021 for an electro-solar race.  One more name to be added to the list of the Green Deal.  We have our circular economy plan. Let me explain: the plan is the map here above; the economy implies that we are going to recharge our batteries with solar energy that we will self-produce and circular because we are simply going all the way around Europe.

 

Even better, we will leave Brussels in June 2021, in the presence of Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission, in charge of the Green Deal.

 

We will have less than 60 days to complete this tour of Europe which will pass through 33 countries (to be confirmed), will total 10,000 km and will have 5 checkpoints (Stockholm-Sweden, Constanta-Romania, Passo Stelvio-Italy, Pico Veleta-Spain, Porto-Portugal) with an expected arrival in Lyon.

 

Portugal will be our "far west" stage and we are so pleased that this country has decided to commit itself fully to the energy transition.  This country has chosen a total of 37 prospective green hydrogen projects, representing a total investment of around €9 billion to progress to the next stage of its selection process.  Portugal has emerged as a beacon of opportunity in a renewable industry seeing a renaissance across Europe.  

 

But this loop of Europe is not a bike ride but a real race with peaks culminating at nearly 3400 meters above sea level.  Gery trained well last year at the Col du Tourmalet and I tried to climb the Rockies in front of Boulder (Co).

 

This year Gery and I will be riding together but the idea of a tandem bike has been abandoned for the needs of the race. From now on, each one has his own bike, his own solutions and technical innovations but with a complementarity that we already know will be envied by all our competitors...

 

The Sun Trip Europe needs more support to continue to be the best in electro-solar energy and to allow the world to see that a transition to soft mobility, respectful of the environment and nature is something that can and will be achieved.

 


 




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