Living the legend of the Tour de France, riding on the same routes and under the same conditions as the professionals: this is the promise that L’Étape du Tour has kept since 1993.
Every year, tens of thousands of riders are invited to ride one of the mountain stages of the Tour de France: the same stage towns, the same routes, the same mythical climbs but also, and above all, the same race conditions as on the Tour. L’Étape du Tour is one of the few cyclosportive in Europe to offer routes which are entirely closed to traffic.
With 26 editions under its belt and a peloton of 15,000 participants, L’Étape du Tour is now Europe’s benchmark cyclosportive event.
A SPORTING CHALLENGE, A TOURIST ADVENTURE
L’Étape du Tour is, obviously, an immense sporting challenge. But it is also a tourist adventure which will enable you to discover some of the most beautiful parts of France. From Alpine valleys to the Tourmalet, the giant of the Pyrenees, every year the regions which host the event offer breathtaking scenery.
And because the love of cycling knows no borders, and because the Tour itself is a giant, L’Étape du Tour has given rise to several other races around the world, the Etapes by le Tour, offering riders from all around the world even more stunning landscapes in the same race conditions as the Tour de France.
Where. French Alps – Briancon-Col de l’Izoard
Date. Sunday July 16th, 2017
Start Time. first wave at 07:00 am, last wave at 09:00 am
Organization. Amaury Sport Organisation