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L’étape du tour: PAU - HAUTACAM / 20th July 2014 - 22nd edition

In the world of the Giants
On 20th July 2014, four days before the peloton passes by, cyclosportive riders will expected by thousands for the 22nd edition of L’Étape du Tour, on the route of the 18th stage of the Tour de France, marked out between Pau and Hautacam, with the ascent of the Tourmalet on the agenda. Pride of Place for the Giants of the Pyrenees.

For more than twenty years, the “cyclos” have been particularly inspired by the key event of the summer: L’Étape du Tour, THE benchmark race that amateur cyclists want to experience, the one where they have to prove themselves. They come to pursue the legend and finish the race thanks to sheer pedal power as part of a remarkable group of flat racers. By comparing themselves to the  professional peloton’s champions, who will also climb the same slopes several days later, they will create a bond with them: by suffering in the same way, they will feel even closer to them.

To share this sensation, they will have to climb up the Pyrenean routes, which have long been regarded as monuments in the cycling  world, at their own pace and in their own way. Once they have left Pau, their objective will be to climb up to the Col du Tourmalet, the summit of a 17.1km ascent which will begin in Sainte Marie de Campan, with an average gradient of 7.3%.The descent towards Luz Saint-Sauveur will provide the final stretch of respite before the riders face the fearsome ascent of the Hautacam, covering 13.6km with a gradient of 7.8%.

The challenge at hand, with two of the Tour de France’s most prestigious ascents, is ideal for climbing specialists. But with a distance of 148 kilometres, the overall profile will also be accessible to well prepared amateurs who want to experience the ultimate thrill. The  record number of 13,500 entrants and 10,627 finishers registered last year is likely to be surpassed!
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