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Cyclosportive Châtel – Chablais – Léman Race 2020 Exceptional circuit in a extraordinary landscape July 12th, 2020

Greg LeMond,
ambassador of the event!

Greg LeMond will once again be the godfather of the Châtel Chablais Léman Race 2020!  The American, 3 Tour de France and 2 world championships on the clock is already on the way!

Châtel – Chablais – Léman, 2nd!

A first success!

CCLR 2019 - Chaînes grises

After having hosted many cycling stages, the Tour du Chablais Léman Portes du Soleil, the Tour du Val d’Aoste, the Tour Savoie Mont Blanc, the Tour de Romandie, the Tour de l’Avenir, the Critérium du Dauphiné, all that was missing was the bike… While waiting for the TOUR !

The first edition of the Châtel Chablais Leman Race will have given work to its organisers with Sébastien Medan at the head of the race!

We knew the committed sportsman, helpful and talented teammate, here he is now on the other side of the event and with the same desire for success, relentless and with courage he reached the end of his project with a 1st at the top!

Obviously, it makes you want to go back and do even better! Word of mouth will certainly promote this event and I already sense an increase in the number of participants and even a surge in the number of women for whom the organization is in need of care! It may be a reference in cyclo-femino sports!

I would be very happy to find the overflowing energy of an organizer who doesn’t forget any details and that’s why for the 2020 edition, I say “YES”!

Nothing can be done without will, without a network and without passion! With these ingredients together, the recipe now awaits only those participants looking for new experiences, new routes, new atmosphere, friendliness, pleasures… It is a little of all this that “La Châtel Chablais Léman” will be able to offer, with exceptional Franco-Swiss routes, thanks to the kind welcome of our friends and neighbours from Valais and Vaud with whom we share this beautiful Chablais !

You will have understood it, beyond the one-day stage, it is a whole region that welcomes participants, between the Dents du Midi and Lake Geneva, the atmosphere of the lake and the mountains will best imagine the comfort of the eyes!

I am told “it will be more beautiful than 2019” so I expect everything… !
Welcome to Châtel, in the Vallée d’Abondance, in the Portes du Soleil, in Chablais, Valais and Vaud!

Nicolas RUBIN
Maire de Châtel
Conseiller Départemental de Haute Savoie

Champéry

Charm and authenticity….

CCLR 2019 - Chaînes grises

Champéry is one of the oldest tourist sites in Switzerland. The village combines charm and authenticity with its chalets, which are several hundred years old, bordering a picturesque village street full of shops and places for gastronomy. Not far from there, its red and white cable car takes you in less than 5 minutes to 2000m altitude and opens the doors of gigantism. On foot, on skis or by mountain bike, it’s up to you to discover the great outdoors!

In summer, the Barme plateau reveals itself as a place where time seems to be frozen. Like a small plain bounded on one side by the Dents Blanches and on the other by the Berroi ridge, this green setting has kept its traditional and natural face.

Lové au cœur du village, le complexe multifonctionnel du Palladium abrite un large choix d’infrastructures sportives et de loisirs adaptées tant pour les élites que pour les sportifs occasionnels ou les familles.
Pour se prélasser sur une agréable pelouse au bord de la piscine extérieure ou s’essayer à la pratique du curling, pour effectuer ses premiers pas sur la glace ou pour exercer ses pirouettes sur la patinoire, le tout se trouve sous le même toit, et bien plus encore…

Located in the heart of the village, the multifunctional Palladium complex houses a wide range of sports and leisure facilities suitable for elite, casual and family sportsmen and women.
To relax on a pleasant lawn by the outdoor pool or try curling, to take your first steps on the ice or to practice your pirouettes on the ice rink, everything is under the same roof, and much more…

Organization

An exceptional tour in an extraordinary place

CCLR 2019 - Chaînes grises

For several years I had in mind to organize a great Cyclosportive in the Chablais, and what could be more beautiful than to organize this 1st edition on July 14, 2019 in Châtel, a flagship resort that stands out in summer and winter!

For a first edition, the event was an exceptional success. The weather was fine with 825 participants, an exhibiting village with 15 prestigious brands such as Canyon, Campagnolo, Mavic, Björka, Orbéa, Sram, Wahoo… and the KIA dealer Jacquet Automobiles Thonon les Bains who offered for 2 cars at the draw.

Vallée d’Abondance, Col du Corbier, shores of Lake Geneva from Evian to St-Gingolph, then in Switzerland, in Valais, from Bouveret to Aigle by the small road closed to traffic on the Rhône, supplies at the headquarters of the International Cycling Union and then the fantastic new ascent of Grand Paradis under the white teeth, absolutely magnificent site, before crossing the magnificent village of Champéry and the final ascent of the pas de Morgins by the forest road and the arrival in Châtel… We worked for 10 months, with a perfect collaboration between France and Switzerland to offer participants a superb organization, both in terms of services and safety on grandiose routes between lake and mountains.

The event can also boast an available sponsor, Greg Lemond, who will do us the honour of returning in 2020.

I would also like to thank all those who contributed to the success of the event: Andréa Costa (communication/marketing), Patrick Chastagner (brands/media), Hugues Martin (security), Céleste Gillet (administrative and volunteers) and Patrice Michellod (head of the organization on the Swiss side).
We are already at work for a second edition which will take place on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July 2020. We will take it a step further in terms of security, staffing and surprises. To discover throughout the season on our website, Facebook and Instagram…

A big thank you also to all the volunteers present during this weekend on the site and along the roads and the technical services of Châtel who did a magnificent job!

Thank you to all our partners for their unfailing support for this first edition!
Thanks to Nicolas Rubin, Mayor of Châtel, for having given us his confidence for this edition and for the 2020 edition!

Cyclists, I wish you a good winter preparation and see you next year!

Sportively,

Sébastien Médan
Président Chablais Léman Sport Organisation

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