Massif Central

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Mas·sif Cen·tral

 (mă-sēf′ sĕn-träl′, säN-)
A mountainous plateau of south-central France. It includes the Cévennes and the Auvergne Mountains, which rise to the plateau's highest point, 1,886 m (6,188 ft).
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Massif Central

(French masif sɑ̃tral)
(Placename) a mountainous plateau region of S central France, occupying about one sixth of the country: contains several extinct volcanic cones, notably Puy de Dôme, 1465 m (4806 ft). Highest point: Puy de Sancy, 1886 m (6188 ft). Area: about 85 000 sq km (33 000 sq miles)
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Mas•sif Cen•tral

(ma sif sɑ̃ˈtral)
a plateau in S central France.
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Noun1.Massif Central - a mountainous plateau in southern France that covers almost one sixth of the country
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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Michael Halford, trainer of Massif Central He looks to have it all to do on ratings but he likes small fields and is working well so we said we would let him take his chance.
Dylan Groenewegen claimed a sprint victory in Chalon-sur-Saone but only after a 230km stage seven from Belfort which took the peloton - hardly keen to exert themselves after Thursday's brutal day in the Vosges mountains and with the challenges of the Massif Central to come - more than six hours to tick off.
In addition, it will also ensure access to its online payment pages from its wider networks of partners, including Credit Mutuel de Bretagne, Credit Mutuel du Sud Ouest, Credit Mutuel Massif Central and Arkea Banque Entreprises et Institutionnels.
Open to improvement and the mount of Mick Hussey, Curly gets the nod over Global Giant, which holds Massif Central on recent form.
The two British riders took advantage of their powers in the hilly 14th stage in the Massif Central, allowing a large group of breakaway riders to build a lead of nearly 20 minutes then fending off the few attacks thrown their way on the short but steep finishing climb.
Elsewhere Massif Central gets the vote in the mile handicap following a very encouraging comeback third to Saltonstall over this course and distance on Guineas Weekend.
On the first hot day of the Tour in the Massif Central, temperatures reached 36 degrees Celsius as the riders headed for the first Pyrenean stage, a 162.5-km trek to the Lac de Payolle featuring the category-one climb to the Col d'Aspin.
The BMC rider had been part of a nine-man breakaway early in the 216km stage from Limoge but left behind the last of the other escapees - fellow Belgian Thomas De Gendt, of Lotto-Soudal - at the foot of the penultimate climb of a challenging day, which took the race into the Massif Central.
The BMC rider attacked out of the day's breakaway, leaving the last of the other escapees - fellow Belgian Thomas De Gendt of Lotto Soudal - at the foot of the penultimate climb that took the race into Massif Central.
On the eve of the first mountain stage in Massif Central, the race's main favorites enjoyed a quiet day safe in the peloton.