On Saturday 5 September at 07:00, France’s La Marmotte cyclosportive race began, taking 2000 participants through the emblematic peaks of the Alps including Glandon, Télégraphe, and Galibier passes, plus the final climb to the top of Alpe d’Huez.

EMILE FORTIN © THE DL/B. CLOUETLA

21 year-old professional rider Émilie Fortin from Canada crossed the Atlantic to race La Marmotte and she won.  Finishing the 174km women’s race, with 5200m climbing, in 7:00:57. Belgian Ils Van Der Moeren was second in 7:06:54 and  Linda Stuurma from the Netherlands was third in 7:31:45.

MICHIEL MINNAERT © THE DL/B. CLOUETLA

Belgian Michiel Minnaert won the Men’s race in 5:55:19 with perennial podium finisher Fabio Cini from Italy clocking in at 5:56:19 and Frenchman Julien Berard finishing in 5:56:40 to complete the podium.

Complete La Marmotte Cyclosportive results here.

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