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Mille & une vagues |

Press Department
Marie Bonnet - Thida |


For the 28th edition of L’Étape du Tour, which will be contested on July 8 from Annecy to Grand Bornand, 15,000 cycling enthusiasts will set off on the same 169km course that the professionals will race on for stage 10 of the Tour de France.
In order to take on the most intense phase of preparation of L’Étape du Tour, a free of charge training plan is being offered to all amateur riders. They have three months to be as best prepared as possible to reach their objectives.

climbing 4 000m!

For the 28th edition of l'Etape du Tour, cycling enthusiasts will serve as forerunners on the first mountain stage of the 2018 Tour de France, on a route between Annecy and Grand-Bornand. The 169-km stage will see the 15,000 expected riders set off on a challenge to climb a cumulative 4,000 meters, which will also include the all-new climb to the Glières plateau.

12,162 lucky riders embody the spirit of the tour

12,162 lucky riders started the 27th edition of L’Étape du Tour this morning. The 181 km race was held on roads closed to traffic and featured three climbs, including the infamous Izoard, the highest summit finish in the history of the event (2,360 m). The peloton was more than 12,000 riders strong, but only one could emerge victorious. Young Norwegian Jonas Abrahamsen claimed the men's race with a time of 5 h 15’26” (average speed of 34.43 km/h). The champion of the women’s race for the third consecutive year in a row was French rider Edwige Pitel, posting a time of 5 h 42’14” and with an average speed of 31.73 km/h.

RDV at the end of may