The 22nd edition of L'Etape du Tour was a huge success, with 10,000 riders from 94 countries taking part on this epic stage through the Pyrenees. The route is a carbon copy of Stage 18 of the Tour de France, which will be used in just 3 days on the 24th July.
Keep your eyes peeled and those gears oiled as updates about L'Etape du Tour 2015 are just a few months away!
The route has been announced! And the 2014 L’Etape du Tour will take place on the 20th July 2014, four days before the professional riders take on this challenge. The route of the 18th stage of the Tour de France between Pau and Hautacam wil provide a stern challenge, with the ascent of Tourmalet on the agenda, making this pride of place for the Giants of the Pyrenees.
Looking for a new challenge to push you to the limit? Look no further than L’Etape du Tour, giving cyclists the opportunity to take on one of the infamously gruelling mountain stages of the Tour de France.
For determined amateur cyclists, few events can rival L’Etape du Tour. Literally meaning ‘stage of the tour’, the 2014 event covers the route Stage 18 of the 2014 Tour de France, providing an unmatched opportunity to follow in the footsteps of cycling greats. This is 148km (91 miles) of cycling at its very best, making it a must for anyone interested in the sport.
Whether you’re a complete novice or a more seasoned rider, L’Etape du Tour caters for everyone. Riders are allocated varying starting positions depending on their ability level and past experience, so you’ll never be stuck behind slower riders or vice versa.
No two years of this prestigious event are ever exactly the same. Since it was started in 1993, the Tour has seen 10 visits to the Pyrenees, six to the Alps, four to the Central Massif, and two to Mont-Ventoux. These changes always reflect the routes chosen for the Tour de France for the given year, meaning you’ll always be competing at the pinnacle of cycling. The 2014 event takes place in the Pyrenees, and covers two of the Tour’s most famous ascents; the Col du Tourmalet and the Hautacam.
Does this sound like a challenge you want to take on? Head over to the event information page to find out more.