Tour Du Mont Blanc-The hardest single day event on a bike !

July 15th ,2017.

Fancy a crack at the worlds hardest one day bike event…then this is your event!!.

330k’s and over 8000ms of climbing and descending through three countries, 8 climbs and stunning alpine scenery, in a SINGLE DAY!!

Velocamps run the only fully supported trip to this great event and have an 85% completion rate .. We live on the route so know it intimately. You will need vehicle support if the weather breaks, which is not unusual in this high Alpine terrain. The col summits are high and often cold and the valleys hot, requiring regular hydration and clothing changes.

You have the choice of riding solo, like most, or as part of 2 person tag team,  staying 3 nights in our gorgeous little 4 star chalet hotel in the French Alpes. The whole event is ridden as best as possible in small ‘grupettos’,  to share the workload. The organisers pitch the event as a ‘Randonnee’, more akin to ‘expeditionary’ riding than a normal sportive, with  unsupported riders often having to resort to carrying rucsacs. This is why we escort you along the full route with your kit and appropriate nutrition.

With Velocamps preparation and support is everything to complete this event, provided by our team cars, supplying hot and cold food as needed, regular clothing changes and mechanical support. . With good endurance training, bike set-up and sensible pacing you should make the various checkpoints on schedule and wear that coveted ‘Triple Flag’ ride-shirt with pride, and put other Sportives in the shade!

The start and finish will be in Les Saisies, near Megeve in the French Alpes, and we will  circumnavigate Mont Blanc clockwise via Switzerland and Italy. It is a low key but well organised event from the people who run the Marmotte, with 650 riders entered in 2016, the highest number, mainly yet due to the good weather forecast

Blastoff is at 0500 am on Saturday, July 15th, 2017, with the first 20mins requiring lights to descend the first Alpe.

So give us a call to discuss entering as an individual or team. with a relay team option this year for the first time you could do 2 countries each! ….

We recommend our ‘Going long program‘ to get best prepared for the event, where you also get a 10% discount on 2 trips booked together, augmented off course by some of the more well known long distance sportives at home.

 

These are useful pointers from Cyclefilm for those looking for riding tips:-

Climbing tips by Cyclefilm

Descending tips by Cyclefilm

Fitness requirement: 5+ to complete the whole event.

Price: £995.00 pp ( plus additional £120.00 for single supp) and £80.oo discount for self drivers.

Includes: Transfers from/to Geneva, entry, the coveted TDMB ride shirt (only to be worn on completion!), finisher pack, 3 days accommodation in a good quality local 4 star chalet hotel and spa in a pretty Alpine village, a pre-race meal on the Friday day night and late finishing meal, a warm up ride on the Friday morning, all ride nutrition and a support vehicle for every 8 riders!!

For transfers:

We will meet you with transfers on Thursday 13th July from 2100hrs to 2230hrs at Geneva airport so please plan accordingly. Earlier transfers are available by arrangement.

and

Returning to Geneva at 1130hrs on Sunday 16th July for flights from 1430hrs

Drop me a line at ed@velocamps.com to discuss or call us on +447888 849108.

Further info at :  http://www.sportcommunication.info/letourdumontblanc

 

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