Beautiful and twisty, the Corniche de l’Esterel is the road round the rugged red rocks the Riviera riders race round to show off, also the swanky sports car drivers and maybe the occasional film star in a cabriolet. The road weaves alongside and over the railway to Cannes and Nice, which runs in a cutting and tunnels.
Tonight the local bike hooligans were racing a train, or at least using it as a pace-setter, I wasn’t quite sure. Seemingly futile... the train has the straight line and no worries about traffic. No-one was hurt and it looked fun.