L’Étape Australia By Tour De France

The Snowy Mountains will be home of L'Étape for its fourth edition

Since its inception in 2016, L’Étape Australia by Tour de France has provided a new level of riding experience in Australia, combining the beauty of the Snowy Mountains, the incredible enthusiasm of the locals and an event run to Tour de France professional standards.

L’Étape Australia is the largest Tour de France event held outside France since 2016.

L’Étape Australia provides amateur riders with an experience as close to riding in the Tour de France as it is possible to get with fully closed roads and a mountainous course that is the equal of a mountainous stage of the Tour de France.

The local Snowy Mountain community have embraced the Tour de France riding through their towns and villages; they come out in their thousands with cow bells and flags encouraging and supporting the riders along the route. The locals dress the entire area in yellow, green and polka dot; phenomenal bike artworks adorn the entire route.

Each year we have asked for, and received, very constructive feedback from riders, the local community and volunteers.


Routes

Riders on both the Race and the Ride will start and finish in Jindabyne. We are very grateful to the police and traffic authorities to enable us to do this from now on.

The Race will take riders from Jindabyne to Rocky Plains, Berridale, the King of the Mountain sections at Col de Beloka and Col de Kosciuszko, descending back to Jindabyne. The Race route is 170km long with a 3,000m height gain, with the long decent. The Race will have four Food Zones and two Energy Zones.

The Ride will follow the same route as the Race but will return to Jindabyne after Col de Beloka to finish at the L’Étape Australia Village, which is located on the banks of Lake Jindabyne. The Ride is 108km with a 1,600m height gain. The Ride will have two Food Zones and one Energy Zone.

The Finish for both the Race and the Ride in Jindabyne will bring the riders, supporters and the local community together in a festive atmosphere with Matt Keenan calling in the riders as they cross the line.

All the social, logistical and administrative activities will be concentrated in the L’Étape Australia Village at Banjo Patterson Park in Jindabyne.

For more information about the route, consult the dedicated page.


Dates

This year, L’Étape Australia will take place on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November.


Registration and Price

Registrations will open at 12:00pm on Monday 3rd June. The registration platform will be accessible from here.


Ambassadors

L’Étape Australia is proud to have Australia cyclist Amanda Spratt and Mitchelton-SCOTT professional cyclist Esteban Chaves as ambassadors.


Amendment and Cancellation policy

Last but not least, we have expanded the details of our Abandonment and Cancellation policy. You will find the details in the T&C’s.

A message from Christian Prudhomme, Director of the Tour de France

By joining the L’Étape by Tour de France series, you will discover the unique atmosphere of the biggest cycling race in the world. Indeed, because of the great human and sporting challenge you will face, you will meet the same conditions, habits, and emotions the professional peloton and its legendary riders have experienced since 1903 on the French roads.

We offer you the opportunity to follow their steps and feel what makes the Tour de France a monument of sport. All around the world, participate to this mythical event, this epic race and popular celebration – and contribute to its international outreach.

Enjoy the experience!

Christian Prudhomme

L’Étape by Tour de France Series

L’Étape Australia is part of the international circuit of Tour de France events.

There are 15 L’Étape events around the world, all based on the original L’Étape du Tour which takes place during the Tour de France with 15,000 amateur riders.

L’Étape Australia is biggest event outside France since 2016, a record we will work hard to maintain.

 

 

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Running from Saturday July 6th to Sunday July 28th 2019, the 106th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages.

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