L’ETAPE CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 IS NOW SOLD OUT!
DISCOVER THE CALENDAR OF L’ETAPE BY TOUR DE FRANCE SERIES
AND TRY TO QUALIFY FOR L’ETAPE CHAMPIONSHIP 2020
(guaranteed entry for L'Étape du Tour de France)
L’Étape Championship is an age group competition between all L’Étape riders. It takes place on L’Étape du Tour event, in France in July, on the same roads as Tour de France, where the champions fight for the most coveted award in the world of cycling: the Yellow Jersey.
In 2019, age group winners will be crowned after an intense battle of 135km, with a total ascent of 4563m through the French Alps. The stage will start in Albertville and finish in Val-Thorens. More details on the route here.
What makes it a special competition?
Riders come from all over the world to conquer L’Étape du Tour, and every year the event is quickly sold out. However, a limited number of riders are automatically qualified for the Championship, provided that they finish within the top 20% of their age group categories on other L’Étape Series events (list below).
These riders can apply for a late entry since the last 100 bibs have been kept on purpose (event after the event is sold out). In addition, they will start from Waves 0 and 1, together with other contenders, and will enjoy a few surprises on the village. Check if you are on the list!
- L’Etape La Paz 2019
- L’Etape Acapulco 2019
- L’Etape California 2019
- L’Etape Estado de México 2019
- L’Etape United Kingdom 2019
- L’Etape Colombia 2019
- L’Etape Ciudad de México 2019
- L’Etape Brasil 2019
- L’Etape Morocco 2019
- L’Etape Thailand 2019
- L’Etape Australia 2019
- L’Etape China 2019
These events are called “qualifying events”.
On a qualifying event, finish within the top 20% of your age group category (according to the local event age group categories)
If several distances are offered, this only applies to long-distance races (>100km long)
L’Étape du Tour is sold out, but if you are on the list, you can ask for one of the last 100 bibs left for qualified riders. Please write us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org (OBJECT : L’Étape Championship). First come, first served.
Your age group category is determined by your year of birth.
On L’Étape du Tour 2019, age group categories are the following:
|Age group category||Age*||Birth year|
|M1 / W1||18 - 34||1985 - 2001|
|M2 / W2||35 - 39||1980 - 1984|
|M3 / W3||40 - 44||1975 - 1979|
|M4 / W4||45 - 49||1970 - 1974|
|M5 / W5||50 - 54||1965 - 1969|
|M6 / W6||55 - 59||1960 - 1964|
|M7 / W7||60 - 64||1955 - 1959|
|M8 / W8||65 - 69||1950 - 1954|
|M9 / W9||70 and +||1949 and before|
(*rider’s age on December 31st of the respective year)
All the riders starting L’Étape du Tour 2019 will compete to become an age group winner.
All podiums are determined with the real time (or net time).
Net time is the time transmitted by the timing chip. It is the exact individual time from when you cross the start line to the finish line. No matter in which wave you started the race.
However, the overall classification is determined with the offical time (also known as "gun time").