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L’Etape Australia – Le Tour de France in the Snowy Mountains!

By July 23, 2016 No Comments
Group of male road cyclists cresting a hill. Rider in front has arms spread wide.

If you are enjoying “The Tour” on SBS right now, make sure you check out our very own Tour de France event to be held in Australia, hosted in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains on Saturday 3 December!

L’Étape Australia by Le Tour de France is a cycling event run under professional conditions for amateurs, with closed roads, a challenging route, a Sprint, and a King of the Mountain section.

There is a choice of two demanding and beautiful routes; both on fully closed roads and held under professional race conditions.

The ultimate challenge of L’Étape Australia, the Race covers 157km which includes the difficult Col de Beloka and finishes with the demanding Col de Kosciuszko final climb, taking the route to a peak of 1,735m.

A shorter version of the Race; the Ride is for those who wish to immerse themselves in the atmosphere and experience of L’Étape without the added pressure of the final Col de Kosciuszko climb. At 126km and a peak of 1,300m the Ride is still a significant challenge.

Participants in the Race will be provided the unique opportunity of competing for the authentic Tour de France jerseys: Yellow (overall winners), Green (Sprint), Polka Dot (King of the Mountain) and White (under 25s).

Jindabyne and surrounding areas are expecting a big turn-out for the event, including riders, and their support crews of family and friends.

If you would like to explore a little more of the south east after the race, check out our 5 day, 4 night Sapphire Coast Tour which departs right from Jindabyne!

SAPPHIRE COAST TOUR

 

References:
http://letapeaustralia.com/
Video by SBS/Lateral Events
Feature image by Rodney Saul https://www.flickr.com/photos/46229185@N06/