It’s time for the group photo, and for the occasion, every Gazelle is given a “Rallye des Gazelles” rose, compliments of Arnaud Delbard, a flower specially created for the event’s 30th anniversary. “It’s a scent we associate with the start, so it has an even sweeter fragrance“, comments Peggy of Team 264 (Magali LESCALLIER / Peggy ALEXANDRE). “Yallah“, “Once a Gazelle, always a Gazelle“, the teams shout in chorus, forming a real field of roses.
The time for goodbyes approaches, but before that, Flo Delavega offers them a mini-concert. After the group photo, it’s time to immortalize the final moments with the family before boarding their vehicles to form the starting parade, led by Team 240 (Juliette LEPAGE / Dominique CAPDEVIELLE / Sandrine LEPAGE) on board their fire truck.