Lateral Events are pleased to inform the 5th edition of L’Étape Australia by Tour de France will be announced very soon, including new dates and location.
Follow our social media channels to stay updated, and check out our monthly cycling podcast ‘Cycling Insights’ with Amanda Spratt, Matthew Keenan and their special guests.
Registrations for the event will open in the coming weeks, and riders are invited to register their interest via the form below. Riders registering their interest will be given access to the registration platform before it opens to the general public.
The 108th edition of the Tour de France will start from Brittany on Saturday 26 June 2021. During three weeks and 21 stages, the 176 best cyclists in the world will battle it out on the French roads.
L’Étape Australia by Tour de France has secured some exclusive Tour de France products to show your love for cycling and for the Tour de France. From key rings to t-shirts and water bottles, there is something for everyone! Get yourself an Official Tour de France product, treat your loved ones with a unique gift and enjoy the Tour de France together.
All products are already in Sydney to guarantee a fast delivery.
Get ready for the biggest cycling race in the world: get your products today, show your colours and enjoy the Tour de France on SBS from Saturday 26 June to Sunday 18 July!
Lateral Events, organisers of L’Étape Australia by Tour de France, and Cyclist, Australia’s premier cycling magazine, have today announced a strategic partnership for the upcoming editions of L’Étape Australia by Tour de France and Drops & Hoods.
Cyclist will produce exclusive content about the events and will dedicate one of its famous “Big Ride” features to the newly launched event Drops & Hoods.
The “Big Ride” is a bi-monthly long-form article exploring an iconic or upcoming cycling destination on the bike. Cyclist writers will explore the road less travelled of the NSW Snowy Mountains.
Adam Scroggy, editor of Cyclist, said: “We cannot wait to send our team of riders and photographers over to the Snowy Mountains to experience some of the lesser-known roads and trails of this iconic region. Drops & Hoods is shaping up to be a world-class event and we have no doubt the cycling community is going to love the itinerary, which takes in the very best of what the Snowy Mountains have to offer. Most of all, we can’t wait to give our readers a little taste of what to expect via our Big Ride.”
The first 250 entrants of L’Étape Australia and Drops & Hoods will receive a complimentary 6-month membership to Cyclist, giving them access to inspiring content and getting them ready to enjoy the thrill of the ride.
“Cyclist is a very inspiring magazine. Their long-form articles will empower our riders to travel without leaving home. Their approach to cycling is very similar to Lateral Events’ approach to the sport: we love equipment, watts and pushing ourselves, but we enjoy the event as much as the journey, the camaraderie and the environment surrounding us,” said Florent Malézieux, Head of Sports at Lateral Events.
Lateral Events and Cyclist will ride together in 2021 to provide cycling enthusiasts with a unique way to enjoy their passion for the sport.
We have created in partnership with Cuore of Switzerland three jersey designs that we love so much we cannot decide which one should be produced as the Official L’Étape Australia jersey.
We need your help to select the best design.
Head-over to our Facebook page and vote for your favourite design. The design with the greater number of likes will become the 2021 Official jersey.
The second edition of the Virtual L’Étape Australia by Tour de France will take place during the Tour de France (26 June – 18 July).
Organised in partnership with FulGaz, the Virtual L’Étape Australia will bring amateur riders from around the world the unique opportunity to ride the three main climbs of L’Étape Australia, across three different stages. All stages will be available between Saturday 26 June (7am AEST) and Sunday 18 July (midnight AEST) and participants will have the possibility to ride each stage as many times as they want, with their latest performance recorded and displayed on the event leaderboard.
Participants who don’t have a FulGaz membership will be provided with a 21-day free trial, which will allow them to compete in the event.
Participants who are existing FulGaz members will receive a $10 discount on their registration (FulGaz will communicate a discount code for all their members to register).
All participants who will complete at least one stage will automatically enter the draw to win one of the prizes on offer:
- 2 x 1 official L’Étape Australia by Tour de France jersey (RRP $140 each)
- 2 x 1 registration for the 5th edition of L’Étape Australia by Tour de France – 28 November 2021 (RRP $349)
Riders can register for the second edition of the Virtual L’Étape Australia via the button below.
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- Why is the event being cancelled?
Since Tuesday 16 March 2021, the weather forecast for Kiama, the Shoalhaven and the Southern Highlands have consistently worsened. On Thursday 18 March at 4:30pm, 90mm to 200mm of rain was forecasted for Saturday 20 March, making the course unsafe.
Safety is our number one priority, and it was decided to not stage the event to preserve everyone’s safety.
- Will I receive a refund?
As per the T&Cs all registrants have to agree on when registering, “In the event of the event being cancelled it shall provide the participant with a full refund, less an administration charge of $10, with no further liability whatsoever arising from such cancellation.”
Refunds will be processed in the coming weeks and you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org when your refund has been processed. Close to 4,000 refunds will be processed manually, so we ask for your patience during this process.
- What do I need to do?
There is no action required from you. We will start processing the refunds on Monday 22 March 2021. Close to 4,000 refunds will be processed manually, so we ask for your patience during this process.
- Can I claim additional expenses?
As per the T&Cs all riders agreed upon when registering:
“L’Étape Australia reserves the right to amend the event format (for example shortening the distance) or cancel the event due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control or for any safety related reason. In the event of the event being cancelled it shall provide the participant with a full refund, less an administration charge of $10, with no further liability whatsoever arising from such cancellation.“.
- When will be the next edition of L'Étape?
The next edition of L’Étape Australia by Tour de France will take place early December 2021. The exact date will be announced soon.
- How do I receive the merchandise I was meant to collect onsite?
If you placed a merchandise order on our website that you were meant to collect at the event, we will ship the products to your residential address shortly.
L’Étape Australia by Tour de France Official Riders’ Guide is the where all the practical information about the event is available. We recommend all participants and supporters to download the Riders’ Guide and familiarise themselves with the content.
This year, there are specific information to be aware of: