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La Resistance

September 16 2017
Plage de Talloires, France

Both La Resistance and La Petite feature the HC climb of col de l’Arpettaz and the “HC Gravel” of Route de la Soif, which gives riders an uninterrupted panorama of Mont Blanc as reward for their efforts…

La Petite turns left just before the ski station of La Clusaz to ascend the Cat 3 col de la Croix Fry, while La Resistance continues on up to the Plateau des Glieres via a ferocious 6.8km, Cat 2 climb at an average gradient of over 10%.
La Resistance course will take participants to the National Monument to La Resistance on Plateau des Glieres. Both La Resistance and la Petite courses go past La Resistance Museum and Necropolis at the foot of the Plateau les Glieres.

La Resistance is a ride not a race, as we urge people to take some moments at each La Resistance memorial to honour the memory of those who refused to stand down in the face of tyranny, and paid for this with their lives.

Whilst La Resistance is not a race, we have set up some segments on Strava so you can measure yourselves against your fellow riders and we shall post results based on these.

The segments are:

-Col de l’Arpettaz: 14.8km HC road climb, 1,165m elevation gain, 8% average gradient
-Route de la Soif: 14.3km HC mountain gravel road, 347m elevation gain
-Col des Glieres: 6.8km Cat 2 road climb, 660m elevation gain, 10% average gradient
-“Testing Ten”: 10km, 151m elevation gain, rolling hills



Routes: 90, 130km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Start Times / Itinerary

Friday 23 September, 2016

La Plage, Talloires, next to La Savoyarde Beach bar

16h00 to 21h00: Collection of Race Pack – Dossard (Event Number), Jersey, La Guinguette ticket(s), Passbook and signature to indicate you have read pre race briefing document.

Take the chance to relax at the bar, meet your fellow participants and enjoy the lake!

Saturday 24 September, 2016

07h00-08h00: Talloires Plage open for participants and on the day collection of Race Pack and signatures
08h30: Depart for La Resistance/La Petite riders. Riders will leave in groups of approx. 20 riders, 1 minute between groups
15h00: Anticipated finish time of 1st Finishers
16h00: La Guinguette start time (Public Entry)
20h30: Anticipated finish time of Final Finishers
23h00: La Guinguette official finish time


90 - 120 Euros

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Sep 16 2017 - EVENT: La Resistance