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When the Tour comes to Australia In the first in a series of weekly articles, Matt Keenan shares his thoughts on the Tour de France battles-to-come and embarks on providing some key training and riding tips, picked up from covering the world’s best cyclists, to help you prepare for the big event in December When Chris Froome lined up at the first edition of L’Étape Australia, in December last year, it marked the beginning of his preparation for this year’s Tour de France. The Tour’s coveted yellow jersey is like the sun that the... Read More

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Thank you for showing interest in volunteering for L’Étape Australia by le Tour de France. Last year, with the help of a lot of dedicated and very supportive volunteers we delivered the largest Tour de France event ever held outside France (and the first ever to be held in Australia). It was the warmth, friendlessness and helpfulness of the local community and the volunteers that gave the event an incredible ambience that was so appreciated by the riders and their families. In 2017, we hope to lift the bar and bring more riders and the... Read More

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L’ETAPE AUSTRALIA 2016 – THE WRAP The first Tour de France event to be held in Australia was staged in the NSW Snowy Mountains on Saturday, setting the scene for a new era in Australian mass participation events.   The weekend began with Tour de France reigning champion Chris Froome holding sold-out clinics for amateur cyclists, sharing never told before stories of his Tour de France exploits and mentoring the riders on the best way to roll up to the Start line the  best prepared mentally, physically and mechanically as can b... Read More

Rider’s checklist

November 30th, 2016

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When preparing for the event, please don't forget to bring the following  essentials: Confirmation letter required to pick up your Race Pack Valid form of identification If under the age of 18, provision of a letape-parental-consent-form-revised-v2 Helmet and comfortable clothing Spare tube and repair kit Some cash for the restaurants/bars at the end of each distance Remember to fill in the details on the back of your bib when picking up your registration  ... Read More

Community Information

November 14th, 2016

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Community Information If you are from the region of Snowy Mountains and would like further information on the event, please note that we will be holding several meetings in the area to consult with the local community and inform everyone on the plans for the event, details for the event weekend, extended information about road closures, and provide plenty of chances for community feedback. Please check back on this page for updates in the lead up to the event for more information and notifications of upcoming information meetings. Imag... Read More

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Simon Baggs, CEO of L’Étape Australia by le Tour de France, today welcomed Snowy Hydro Limited as major sponsor of the first Tour de France event to be held in Australia.   The inaugural L’Étape Australia will be held in the Snowy Mountains on the 3rd December, bringing thousands of amateur cyclists to ride on 157km of closed roads, under race conditions.   There will be two challenging route options (The Race and The Ride), Sprint and King of the Mountain sections and genuine Tour de France Yellow, Polka Dot and Gre... Read More

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Chris Froome has been appointed L'Étape Australia's Pro Mentor. Tour de France reigning champion Chris Froome will be riding with you in L'Étape Australia by le Tour de France in the NSW Snowy Mountains on the 3rd December 2016. Chris will be providing video tips in the lead up to L'Étape and will host a series of clinics on the 1st and 2nd December in Jindabyne where he will share his experience with the audience on training for the Race and the Ride,racing tactics, riding safely in packs, breakaways and the physical and mental a... Read More