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la Mercan Tour-Bonette by Café du Cycliste

la Mercan'Tour-Bonette DT SWISS

August 22 2022
Valberg, France
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Distances: 175, 190 km
Difficulty: Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb
Limited to: 2,000 or less Participants

Conquer the "col de la Bonette" (2802m), highest paved road in Europe, in the stunning scenery of the Mercantour National Park!

Once the hunting preserve of Piedmont royalty, the Mercantour National Park extends across almost eighteen thousand acres and rises to reach a height of more than three thousand metres at the summit of Gélas. A stunning slice of the Southern Alps and the home to a wholly natural menagerie that includes ibex, marmots, wolves, golden eagles and bearded vultures. All within glimpsing distance of the blue waters of the Mediterranean sea.

190 KM - LA VALBERGANE

Kilometres and elevation: 190 km • 4 600m+

The full course. Warm up on the short Couillole, the Bonette, celebrated as the highest paved road in Europe, the Cayolle and Valberg. Taking no prisoners and going deep into the world famous National Park, the epic nature of the surrounding wilderness is matched only by the quality of riding on offer.

175 KM - LA GUILLAUMES-VAL D'ENTRAUNES

Kilometres and elevation: 175 km • 3 700m+

The same route without the last climb of Valberg.

87 KM - LA COUILLOLE

Kilometers and elevation : 87km, 2100m+

The "short" route, without la Bonette but with the col de la Couillole (16km 7,3%) where Richie Porte won a stage on The Paris-Nice 2017.

la Mercan Tour-Bonette by Café du Cycliste

 
Start Located At: Place Charles Ginesy - 06470 Valberg
 
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Both routes will be timed using the chips that will be provided to you at the pick up of your race numbers. You will be given your personal time and a ranking will be published and announced on our website.

Feeding stations will be set up at established points along the route (as shown on the route map). Water, fresh fruit, energetic drinks, dry fruits, biscuits, gingerbread… will be available.

A souvenir gift
A post race meal

Finisher medal

Shuttle between Guillaumes and Valberg

Showers
A massage by professional physiotherapists
A raffle

 
Facilities
Free Parking
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Features
Course Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Post Ride Shower
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
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Aug 22 2022 - EVENT: la Mercan'Tour-Bonette DT SWISS