Cyclosportive

Challenging cyclosportives

CYCLOSPORTIVES

There are some interesting, challenging and very well organized cyclosportives here throughout the summer. Contact us for further details and exact dates or go to Haute Tarentaise for a complete guide to everything to do with biking in the Savoie region.

mid July: L'Iserane (www.valsport.org) Your chance to ride the mythical Col de l'Iseran at 2770m from Val d'Isere at 1850m to Bonneval sur Arc at 1850m on the other side of the Col without any hassle from passing vehicles as the road is closed for the event.

mid July: L'Arvan Villard (www.challengecyclotour.com) A really welcoming event in the Maurienne valley with some daunting climbs around the Col du Glandon which regularly features on the Tour. 130 kms distance/ 3650 meters vertical climbing or 95 kms/ 2350 m.

end July: La Madeleine (www.comitesavoieffc.com) A challenging event from La Lechère over the Col de la Madelaine - so following a route frequently travelled by the Tour de France. 135kms/ 2800m or 75 kms/ 2200m

early August: La Bourgui. (www.velo101.com) Another really welcoming & friendly event. La Lechère to Les Mènuires with a flat first dozen kilometres 127 kms/ 3000 m. or 80 kms/ 1600 m.

early August: Cyclo Coeur (www.cyclocoeur.com) This is a lovely event for all the family which takes place at Bourg St Maurice each summer. There are races for all levels and abilities from experts to beginners and children. The event raised money for handicapped people.

Every Weds in July & August: La Cyclo'Courch. Try to beat the record of 42’30” set by Alejandro Valverde during the 2005 Tour de France for this climb of 17.5kms and 1200 m vertical at Courchevel.