After a three year absence, L’Etape du Tour plans to make a comeback on Sunday 10 July 2022, with cyclists following the route of stage 12 of the 2022 Tour de France, from Briancon in the French Alps to a summit finish atop of the legendary Alpe d’Huez.
With a length of 170 kilometres and over 4500 metres of vertical ascent, the amateur one-day version of the Tour de France will push 15,000 participants to their physical and mental limits – just like the pros.
In addition to Alpe d’Huez, riders will also ascend two other classic Tour de France climbs, the Col du Galibier and Col de la Croix de Fer.
2022 will mark the 30th edition of the L’Etape du Tour and it is guaranteed to sell out quickly with many entries already spoken for, but some general registration entries will be available at 16:00 Monday 18 October.
With La Marmotte taking place a week before L’Etape du Tour (and also finishing on Alpe d’Huez), riders have the option of doing two of Europe’s best gran fondos while enjoying an epic week-long cycling vacation in the French Alps.
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