Every cyclist has come across fascinating stories from cyclists of all nationalities tackling the four legandary climbs in the Alps.
On the first Saturday of July all champions cyclcits lin up for what has become an unmissable international cycling event. After the Tour de France the Marmotte Granfondo Alps is the most important Gran Fondo of the summer in the French Alps.
The organisation limits the number cyclists to 7,500. The vat majority of participants come from abroad, over 88% or 6,600 international cyclists.
Participants of the Marmotte Granfondo Alps spend hours on their bike training to be able to finish on the legendary climb of Alpe d’Huez, whilst conquering 21 hairpins bends. It demands courage, dedication and determination to even attempt this challenge across Glandon, Télégraphe, Galibier and Alpe d’Huez.
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. The Look Marmotte Gran Fondo Alps is a an ultimate Bucket List ride.
A signposted route and courseplan
Breakdown assistance and first aid
Timing with chip
Number on handlebars
General rankings + rankings per category
An ETIXX packet worth €15.
Pasta at the finish
C (18-29) 07:53 09:23
D (30-39) 08:13 09:47
E (40-49) 08:39 10:18
F (50-59) 09:00 10:44
G1 (60-66) 09:27 11:16
G2 (67&+) X
A (18-34) 09:27 11:16
AB (35-49) 09:41 11:33
B (50&+) 09:56 11:51