Cancellation

Cancellation

Lateral Events, in consultation with the State Authorities and in agreement with Kiama Municipal Council, the Shoalhaven City Council and the Wingecarribee Shire Council, have decided to cancel L’Étape Australia by Tour de France due to the inclement weather forecast this weekend in NSW.
2021 Riders’ Guide

2021 Riders’ Guide

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.
7 tips to improve your climbing

7 tips to improve your climbing

It doesn’t matter if you love them or hate them, you’ll be encountering big climbs when riding L’Étape Australia so here are seven tips to help you become a better climber.
Transport

Transport

In order to reduce L’Étape Australia carbon footprint and minimise traffic congestion, L’Étape Australia encourage participants to travel to the event by train.
Remedies for muscle cramps

Remedies for muscle cramps

While many people believe that muscle cramps are caused by dehydration, there is growing evidence that this may not be the leading cause.
Are you overtraining?

Are you overtraining?

Overtraining sometimes happens when our enthusiasm for training overshadows our body’s ability to absorb our training load.
7 reasons to ride L’Étape Australia

7 reasons to ride L’Étape Australia

In addition to being the only Official Tour de France event in Australia, there are many good reasons to take part in the event!
Ride strong on back-to-back big days

Ride strong on back-to-back big days

One of the biggest things you can do when training for L’Étape Australia by Tour de France is to work on building your training volume. While hour long indoor training sessions can help build your fitness, nothing can replace actual time on the bike for building the endurance you require to comfortably ride the distance and vertical meters of L’Étape Australia.
5 tips to climb faster

5 tips to climb faster

I’m going to kick this off with the most obvious tip, but I see it time and time again in my riders’ data. While taking advantage of the bunches that form will help your overall average speed, the two things that have a greater impact with your overall time are how long you spend off the bike at stops and how fast you ride the climbs of L’Étape Australia. While It’s fun to take part in your local flat bunch rides to build speed and bunch riding skills, consider also heading to the hills and incorporating some of the epic climbs you have in your area to build your weekly vertical meters. Riding hills builds strength and improves your average time on climbs.
Countdown to L’Étape Australia

Countdown to L’Étape Australia

The Countdown Document provides registrants and riders considering registering for the event with practical information about the event. It will help you plan your weekend on the South Coast and you will find important information such as the start times, the detailed courses and the cut-off times.