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Etape du Tour

20/07/2014 - Pau - Sportive

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Previous Years Rating: 88.9% based on 1 review

On 20th July 2014, four days before the Tour de France peloton passes by on the same route during stage 18 of next year's race, cyclosportive riders in their thousands will take to the roads of the Pyreneers for the 22nd edition of L'Étape du Tour. 

The route will take riders between Pau and Hautacam, with the ascent of the Tourmalet on the agenda. Pride of Place for the Giants of the Pyrenees. 

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L'Etape du Tour was created in 1993. The idea behind it was to allow thousands of amateur cyclists to share the emblematic parcours of the month of July, as well as the beauty and toughness of Tour de France mountain stages. This concept has not changed in 20 years. The race has become an international reference in the world of cyclosportive events. 

Riders come to pursue the legend and finish the race thanks to sheer pedal power as part of a remarkable group of flat racers. By comparing themselves to the professional peloton's champions, who will also climb the same slopes several days later, they will create a bond with them: by suffering in the same way, they will feel even closer to them.

To share this sensation, they will have to climb up the Pyrenean routes, which have long been regarded as monuments in the cycling world, at their own pace and in their own way. Once they have left Pau, their objective will be to climb up to the Col du Tourmalet, the summit of a 17.1km ascent which will begin in Sainte Marie de Campan, with an average gradient of 7.3%.The descent towards Luz Saint-Sauveur will provide the final stretch of respite before the riders face the fearsome ascent of the Hautacam, covering 13.6km with a gradient of 7.8%.

The challenge at hand, with two of the Tour de France's most prestigious ascents, is ideal for climbing specialists. But with a distance of 148 kilometres, the overall profile will also be accessible to well-prepared amateurs who want to experience the ultimate thrill. The record number of 13,500 entrants and 10,627 finishers registered last year is likely to be surpassed!


Event Website http://www.letapedutour.com/ET1/us/homepage.html

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 TBA
Address Line 2 TBA
Town Pau
 
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Changing Rooms Changing Rooms
Showers Showers
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details
SAG wagon following laster rider(s) SAG wagon following laster rider(s)







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