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L’Etape Australia

Saturday 2 Dec, 2017 2017-12-02 00:00:00 2017-12-02 00:00:00 Australia/Sydney L’Etape Australia The L'Etape Australia Race is the ultimate cycling challenge, with a 157km mountainous route based on a similar format to a genuine Tour de France stage. Thredbo, New South Wales, Australia Add to Calendar

  • The Ride4 - 7 hrs
  • The Race3 - 6 hrs

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L’Étape Australia by le Tour de France is a unique road cycle event that provides an experience as close to riding in the Tour de France as it is possible for an amateur to get.

Staged in the Australian NSW Snowy Mountains on 160km of fully closed roads and run under professional Tour de France Race conditions, the route includes a 350m Sprint section and two challenging King of the Mountain sections.

Of the riders in the inaugural event in 2016, 96% said the event was good or very good and 95% said they would recommend the event to their family and friends.

The course is described by Tour de France Director General Christian Prudhomme as ‘providing a very similar experience for riders to a mountainous stage of the Tour de France; traversing through a multitude of stunning landscapes and topographies and truly challenging climbs.

There are two distances; The Race of 157km and the Ride of 126km. The ride includes the Sprint section in Berridale and the infamous first King of the Mountain section Col de Beloka, but excludes the final push up Col Kosciuszko to Perisher.

The local communities have truly embraced the Tour de France coming to the Snowy Mountains. The entire route is decorated with cycling paraphernalia, some exquisite works of art. The towns and villages have adopted the colours of the Tour de France: yellow (Jindabyne), green (Berridale) and polka dot (Dalgety). Last year thousands of locals lined the route with their cow bells, flags and encouragement; the welcome from the local community was extraordinary and created a wonderful ambience throughout the day.

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For any enquiries about this event, please email:  info@letapeaustralia.com

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Kids play free* when two adults purchase a summer Kosciuszko Pass, Alpine Adventure Pass or Mt Kosciuszko Guided Walk.

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