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2,000 Cyclists Tackle Marmotte Gran Fondo Alps 2020

Participants of the Marmotte Granfondo Alps have often spent hours and hours on their bike training to be able to finish on the legendary Alpe d’Huez, whilst conquering 21 hairpins bends

2,000 Cyclists Tackle Marmotte Gran Fondo Alps 2020

Borg-d'Osian, French Alps, September 5th 2020 - Whether they aim for a certain time or just to be able to finish, every participant leaves Alpe d’Huez with a satisfying feeling knowing they have conquered this challenge.

It demands courage, dedication and determination to even attempt this challenge across Glandon, Télégraphe, Galibier and Alpe d’Huez, a total of 5,200m climbing

One of the oldest French Gran Fondo's and one of the hardest. Climbs the legendary high cols of the Alps, regulary used in the Tour de France. Normally 7,500 riders take part, but due to public health and travel restrictions, 2,000 cyclist took part.

Runs through Isere, Savoie and the Alps, climbing over mythical passes such as the Glandon (1918m), the Telegraphe (1570m), le Galibier (2642m), le Lautaret (2057m), and the famous 21 hairpins of the Alpe d'Huez (1880m) to the finish.

2020 Marmotte Gran Fondo Alps Results

21 year-old Canadian pro rider Émilie Fortin was the fastest female in a time of 7h:00m:57s, ahead of Belgian Ils Van Der Moeren in second (7h:06m:54s) and Linda Stuurma from the Netherlands third (7h:31m:45s).

Belgian Michiel Minnaert was the fastest in the men's race in a time of 5h:55:19s, Italian Fabio Cini second in a time of 5h:56m:19s and Frenchman Julien Berard third in in time of 5h:56m:40s.

You can find the full La Marmotte Cyclosportive results here: http://prod.chronorace.be/angular/results.html#/quickresults/%201188305781807183/group/23334/report/21166

For more information, please visit: https://lepapemarmottegranfondoalpes.com

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