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Feeding zones are located at:

  • Beaufort, km 21
  • Cormet de Roselend, km 41
  • Bourg-Saint-Maurice, km 61
  • Moûtiers, km 100
  • Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, km 117
  • Val Thorens, km 135

 

Each feeding zone will have a full assortment (fruit + salted foods + sweet foods + energy products + drinks), but that does not mean the best products will be available everywhere. The following products will be handed out in all six feeding zones:

  • Fruit: nuts, almonds, apricots, bananas and watermelons
  • Salted products: crackers, olives, salted loaves, local cheeses, local sausages, potatoes, bread and bread with cheese and ham at the finish
  • Sweet products: spice bread, cereal bars, marble cake, madeleines, sugar and brioche at the finish
  • Isostar energy products: energy gels, bars and drinks
  • Drinks: Vittel, Coca-Cola, Perrier and beer at the finish

Keep in mind that no beakers will be handed out this year. You will have to use your own bottles instead!

 

L'Étape du Tour de France has been working for years to make an impact through its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) policy (find out more here: + lien vers la page L’Etape engagée), but we need your help.

Please respect the unique environment that hosts L'Étape du Tour de France. We still see too much litter on the roadsides and too many cases of irresponsible behaviour on our roads.

From now, any rider caught disposing of waste outside the areas set up for such purpose will be disqualified.

A left-luggage service is available in the starting area. If you want to, you can leave your belongings here in the morning of the race, before heading to your starting section. Remember to attach the label contained in your race number envelope to your bag before handing it over to our organising teams. Do not leave any valuable items in your bag. This service will be available from 6 to 8:15 am at the entrance to the village of L'Étape du Tour de France. You can get your bag back in Val Thorens upon presentation of your race number.

A secured area will be set up in the Gymnase du Sauvay, avenue Joseph Fontanet, next to the village, to drop off your bike so that you can take advantage of the entertainment and activities and our exhibitors’ and partners’ stands.

If you are staying in Val Thorens or Les Ménuires, we advise you to book the pre-race shuttle to transfer you to the start where you can pick up your bike at the parc fermé in Albertville.

TIMES:

  • Albertville: Friday, 19thJuly: 10am to 8pm
  • Albertville: Saturday, 20thJuly: 10am to 8pm
  • Albertville: Sunday, 21thJuly: 6am to 9am
  • Val Thorens: Sunday, 21thJuly: 11am to 6.30pm

Once again this year Mavic will be providing you with assistance throughout the Étape du Tour. This means that they will be with you in the village, on some of the feeding stations and also in vehicles up and down the route to provide you with neutral assistance and help you make it to the finish in the best possible conditions. We nevertheless recommend that you carry a puncture repair kit and two inner tubes with you at all times.

Don’t hesitate to take advantage of the brand’s expert advice if you have a problem! 

Discover Mavic’s mechanical assistance technicians at the Étape du Tour Village on Friday.

Mavic will be in the starting areas from 6:15. Furthermore, there will be 5 technical support points on the course:

  • Col du Méraillet, km. 33
  • Cormet de Roselend feeding zone, km 41
  • Bourg-Saint-Maurice feeding zone, km 61
  • Moûtiers feeding zone, km 100
  • Saint-Martin-de-Belleville feeding zone, km 117

As a new feature in the 2019 edition, there will be 20 road captains (18 men and 2 women) in L'Étape du Tour de France. They will be distributed among start waves 3 to 15 and will be there to coach, motivate and help competitors so that nothing can stop them on their way to the finish line!

 

On duty for 3 days

  • Friday: helping out competitors who have signed up for the Cormet de Roselend reconnaissance
  • Saturday: on duty at the French Cycling Federation stand, where you can go to meet them and ask them any last-minute questions you may have.
  • Sunday: coaching and helping competitors overcome the difficulties of the 29thÉtape du Tour de France.

A coffee point will be available on Sunday from 6 to 9 am in the village of L'Étape du Tour de France.

An information point will be available in Val Thorens on Sunday from 9:30 am to 9 pm.

If you witness a serious accident, call the emergency number +33 9 79 98 18 19 (also found on your race number) and tell the operator at what kilometre point it has taken place. You can also call this number to alert the race CP if there are any problems with the course. A family information point will be set up next to the pasta party in the finish Village.

Remember that there will be first aid stations along the course and at the finish where you can seek assistance if you get hurt.

Keep calm if an accident occurs.

  • there will be 12 ambulances and 10 doctors on duty on the course.
  • You will get help
  • Your bicycle will be taken to the finish (where you can retrieve it upon presentation of your race number)

You can park in various places in Albertville:

  • The Nant Pottier car park (public car park), accessible via Chemin des 3 Poiriers
  • Motor homes can use the car park of La Combe de Savoie sports complex, accessible via Avenue de Winnenden

Respect the local community —use the toilets in the village of L'Étape du Tour de France and at the entrance to each start section!