L’Etape du Tour
Ride a stage of the Tour de France on closed roads
The Etape du Tour is the only Cyclosportive that allows amateur riders to test themselves on closed roads on the exact same route as a Tour de France stage.
First held in 1993, and organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), in conjunction with Vélo Magazine, it takes place each July, normally on a Tour rest day. L’Étape du Tour is normally held over mountain roads in either the Pyrenees or 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 – and the event takes place on roads closed by the police to other traffic, with refreshment stops and medical support provided along the route.
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