L'Etape Australia

Saturday, 3rd December 2016

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Event Update!

The count-down is on for the first Tour de France event to be held in Australia and the Snowy Mountains are ready! 

For up to date information on road closures and other event information,  please head to the L'Etape Australia website. 

For specific Road Closures, the Live Traffic NSW website will have the latest information.

 

 

Mountain RidingL’etape du Tour is an organised mass participation event that allows amateur cyclists to race over the same route as a Tour de France stage.  L’Etape du Tour is normally held over mountain roads in the French Alps, up climbs such as the Col du Galibier, Col d'Aubisque, Mont Ventoux or the Col du Tourmalet.   Around 15,000 riders participate – many travelling from other countries to compete.

In 1993 L’Étape du Tour (“a stage of the tour” in French) was born. A mountainous stage of the Tour de France was opened to amateur riders who rode under the same conditions as the professionals, and experienced for themselves what it is like to ride in the Tour de France.

L’Étape du Tour Australia is here......

Each December from 2016 onwards, L’Étape Australia will provide the closest experience an amateur rider can get to competing in the Tour de France with fully closed roads in the mountainous landscape of the Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales.

L’Étape Australia will provide a new dimension to the Australian cycling calendar; replicating L’Étape du Tour in format, look and feel while providing a weekend in which riders and supporters can immerse themselves in the heady atmosphere of the Tour de France.

Test your stamina and determination on a choice of two demanding and beautiful routes to be held under professional race conditions.

The Race covers 157km which includes the difficult Col de Beloka and finishes with the demanding Col de Kosciuszko final climb, taking the route to a peak of 1,735m, the ultimate challenge of L’Étape Australia.

A shorter version of the Race, the Ride is for those who wish to immerse themselves in the atmosphere and experience of L’Étape without the added pressure of the final Col de Kosciuszko climb. At 126km and a peak of 1,300m the Ride is still a significant challenge.

For more information and registration details follow the links below.

Registration

The Route Maps

Cycling Lake Jindabyne


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