L'Etape du Tour

Program Animations Albertville

FRIDAY 6th of July 2012

2:00 pm: Official opening of the “Village” Distribution of bibs numbers, race informations…

4:00 pm: Race information and presentation of sponsors and exhibitors - Top of podium activities, games, gifts,

7:30 pm: Blue’s concert: soul and rhythm’

8:00 pm: Closure of “the host Village” in Albertville
Village Gourmet Friday 6th of july, from 2:00 pm to saturday 9:00 pm
Many entertainments all the day long and also in the center of the Town, place de l’Europe

Center of the Town - Place de l’Europe

5:30 pm: defile and concerts


SATURDAY 7th of July 2012

9:00 am: Opening of the “Host Village”, further distribution of bibs numbers
Race information and presentation of partners and exhibitors

11:00 am: Podium activities, games, gifts, bands and local activities

3:30 pm: Tombola. Click here to discover the Tombola's gifts.

5:00 pm: Live with the pros arrival

5:30 pm: Pasta party offered to all competitors

8:00 pm: Closure of “Host Village” in Albertville

9:00 pm: Late withdrawal of bibs numbers

Center of the town - Place de l’Europe

10:00 am to 2:00 pm: Music and “fanfare” in the street

2:00 to 4:00 pm: Theatre in the street

5:00 pm: Military music - concerts


SUNDAY 8th of July 2012

Race Start: Avenue Joseph Fontanet, in Albertville.

5:00 am: Opening breakfast coffee dispensing and record luggage
Opening of the start areas

6:30 am: End of the establishment of the “Device Check”, in order of bib

7:00 am: Top starts of the 20th edition of the Etape du Tour - first cyclists cross the line

8:00 am: Crossing the line by the last cyclists
Departure of the sweep up cars and trucks
Return of the sweep -up truck



• Exhibition “Le vélo est occasion d’art” by Alain BAR

This exhibition presents about thirty pieces of art by Albertville engraver Alain BAR, around a specific theme: bicycles.

From Friday July 6th until Sunday July 8th, from 10 am until 6 pm. Comité du ski de Savoie - 53, avenue des XVIe Jeux

Olympiques d’Hiver - Parc olympique

• Exhibition “Nous z’autres

Based on the Grand Bivouac’s idea, the town invites you to a photo exhibition, presenting the work of Grands Reportages photographers (Frack Charton, Marc Dozier) and Alpes magazine photographers who stage gestures and settings from here and from afar, creating a parallel between everyday lives from here and from afar.

• Village Étape du Tour

Guided tours of the medieval city of Conflans. Meet in front of the Nature and History Museum for multilingual guided tours.

Thursday July 5th and Friday July 6th: 10 am English, 2:30 pm French, 4:30 pm Italian.
Saturday July 7th: 10 am English, 2:30 pm French, 4:30 pm Italian. Paying tour (adult fare 5€, children and student fare 2.5€)

  • Trek
  • Alltricks
  • BUFF Sports
  • Isostar
  • lcl
  • Le coq sportif
  • mavic
  • Northwave
  • Oakley
  • Sherpa
  • skoda
  • Strava
  • La Toussuire
  • St Jean de Maurienne
  • France Bleu Pays de Savoie
  • Le Dauphiné Libéré
  • Velo magazine