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17 Events and 50,000 Riders - Stage Set for the French Trophee Label D'Or 2015

by Nick Gregory

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The Trophee Label D'Or is the National Cyclosport Trophy of the French Cycling Federation, featuring 17 events from March to September and more than 50,000 riders aged 18 to 70. 

Some of the highlights of the series include

  • Lozérienne - a beautiful event in Lozere, a French department classed as a UNESCO natural site
  • Time Megeve Mont Blanc - set in the heart of the Haute Savoie Alps this event offers three courses of 85 km (2,000m climbing), 111 km (2,800m climbing) and 144 km (3,800m climbing).
  • Pyrénéene - the benchmark cyclosportive in the Pyrenean mountains. The biggest test is the 4 Valleys route : 180km with 3,990m climbing. Starting at Argelès-Gazost, it includes the Col du Tourmalet, Col d'Aspin, St Lary Soulan, Hourquette d'Ancizan, Bagnères-de-Bigorre, la Croix Blanche and finishes with the Hautacam.
  • La Marmotte - arguably the toughest one day cycling event in Europe, La Marmotte is one of three "Sport Communication Events" in the Trophee Label d'Or series, along with La Bourgogne Cyclo and La Look.

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The full list of events for 2015 is as follows: 

22 Mars - La Corima Drôme Provençale - Rhône Alpes 

5 Avril - L'Héraultaise -  La Roger Pingeon - Languedoc Roussillon 

2 Mai - La Bourgogne Cyclo - Bourgogne 

10 Mai - La Lozérienne - Languedoc Roussillon 

24 Mai - La Look - Bourgogne

24 Mai - Les Boucles du Verdon - Provence 

30 Mai - La Morbihannaise Jean Floch - Bretagne 

7  Juin - La Time Megève Mont Blanc - Rhône Alpes 

20 Juin - L'Ardéchoise - Rhône Alpes

27 Juin - L'Ariégeoise - Midi Pyrénées

28 Juin - La Midi Libre Cycl'Aigoual - Languedoc Roussillon 

4 Juillet - La Marmotte - Rhône Alpes

5 Juillet - La Pyrénéenne - Midi Pyrénées

8 Août - La Pierre Chany - Auvergne

16 Août - L'Etape Sanfloraine - Auvergne

23 Août - La Louis Pasteur - Franche Comté

27 Septembre - Les Bosses du 13 - Provence 

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There are prizes for the following age categories for both males and females: 18-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64 and 65+. Prizes are awarded for general ranking on the contestant's six best results, as well as bonus points and super bonus points for the seventh event. 

The awards and overall standings are announced at Les Bosses du 13 (Marseille) - the final event in the series on September 27 2015. 

For more information on each of the events and to enter visit http://www.ffc.fr/discipline/loisirs/ and follow on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TropheeLabelOr.





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