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2017 L´Etape California by le Tour de France

L’Etape California by le Tour de France

October 28 2018
Folsom, California, USA

This year's L'Etape California by Le Tour de France will be hosted in the cycling-centric town of Folsom! We have two routes and a weekend of family friendly activities planned. We look forward to welcoming you to one of the most beautiful and challenging places to ride in California.

The original Etape du Tour ride was established in 1993 and has grown to over 15,000 annual riders as the premiere mass participation ride in Europe. Though the course changes yearly and the ride is always a goal of passionate Tour de France fans as they get to experience the roads just days before the professional riders. Three-time Tour Champion Chris Froome serves as an ambassador for the series.

L’Etape California by le Tour de France

L’Etape California by le Tour de France


Routes: 60, 90 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 1500 riders
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Start Times / Itinerary

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Number Pickup
Meet and Greet with Tour de France Ambassador
Family Friendly Activities and more!
Chair Massages (Schedule a Full Massage)

Sunday, October 28, 2018

7:00 AM L'Etape California by Le Tour de France Ride
Post Ride Meal & Entertainment
Chair Massages (Schedule a Full Massage)

What's Included?

- An event crafted to recreate the Tour de France
- Scenic course designed by Tour de France Directors
- Commemorative L'Etape California by Le Tour de France Gym Bag
- Commemorative L'Etape California by Le Tour de France Water Bottle
- Finisher Medal
- Escorted mass start
- Tour de France themed athlete road book and commemorative bib number
- Full support- nutrition & Hydration
- Mechanical support provided by SRAM
- Post ride beer, meal, & entertainment
- Tour de France Museum- an inside look at the history of the World's Greatest Race
- Exclusive opportunity to meet Ambassador Andy Schleck- on-site participating in Saturday's activities and Sunday's ride
- King & Queen of the Mountain Competition- winners receive a trip to the 2019 Etape du Tour Ride in France (ride entry, hotel, bike) 

Prize / Race Categories

King and Queen of the Mountain prizes will be awarded to the top 3 men and women in each age group. The overall fastest male and female will be awarded a trip to the 2019 Etape du Tour in France.

Times will be calculated based on the cumulative times for the first two KOM’s.

KOM 1: 3.5 miles, 5% average gradient, 960 ft gain
KOM 2: 3 miles, 5% average gradient, 850 ft gain
Age Group Categories:

Male 29 & under; Female 29 & under
Male 30 - 39; Female 30 - 39
Male 40 - 49; Female 40 - 49
Male 50 - 59; Female 50 - 59
Male 60+; Female 60+
A separate prize will be awarded for the overall fastest male and female on the shorter, but very steep Classic Challenge KOM.

0.30 miles, 12% average gradient

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
SAG Wagon
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Strava KOM
Strava QOM
Category / Race Prizes
Results Within 24 Hours
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
One Hill Climb
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
Start Address: Folsom, California
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