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Cyclosportive Châtel – Chablais – Léman Race 2019 An exceptionnal circuit in an extraordinary place July 14, 2019

CHÂTEL-CHABLAIS-LÉMAN, FIRST EDITION !

CYCLOSPORT, THE UNION BETWEEN LEISURE AND COMPETITION!

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And that union looks good to us… Because there’s no elite sport that does not attract leisure and recreation, and the other way around.
Everything is linked and the link between a tourist destination sports and cycling is strengthened.

After having welcomed many cycling races, the Tour du Chablais Léman Portes du Soleil, the Giro della Valle d’Aosta, the Tour Savoie Mont Blanc, the Tour of Romandie, the Tour de l’Avenir, the Criterium du Dauphiné, all that was missing was the granfondo… Waiting for the TOUR!

If we thought about it formerly on a territorial scale, this is now a step forward with this “friendly” initiative, the one of Sébastien Médan who came to suggest this project to me, with the energy we know him and especially because he loves cycling for having practiced it professionally!

Nothing can be done without will, without a network and without passion! With these ingredients together, the recipe is now waiting for participants in search of new experiences, new routes, atmosphere, conviviality and pleasure….

“Châtel Chablais Léman Race” will be able to propose all these, with exceptional Franco-Swiss courses, thanks to the kind welcome of our friends and neighbours from Valais and Vaudois with whom we share this beautiful region of Chablais!

You will understand that, beyond the one-day race, it is a whole region that will host the participants, between the Dents du Midi and Lake Geneva. The lake and mountain atmosphere will be the best scenery for the eyes!

Obviously, this energy would be meaningless without the partners contributing to the success of this project. They are the actors of their territory but also their ambassadors! To love your region and let it be known by supporting a sports operation open to all is like sending a strong WELCOME message!

To accommodate thousands of cyclists, hundreds of volunteers will also be necessary… The art of federating is also to be able to give cohesion and a stage like this cannot be winned alone. It’s a little bit as in cycling, it is the team that wins finally!

Welcome to Châtel, in the Vallée d’Abondance, in the Portes du Soleil, in Chablais, Valais and Vaud!

Nicolas RUBIN
Mayor of Châtel
Departmental Councillor of Haute Savoie

Champéry

CHARM AND AUTHENTICITY

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Champéry is one of the oldest tourist sites in Switzerland. The village combines charm and authenticity through its several hundred years old chalets, bordering a picturesque main street with shops and places for gastronomy. Not far from there, its red and white cable car takes you in less than 5 minutes to an altitude of 2000m and opens to you the gates of gigantism. On foot, on skis or by mountain bike, you are welcome to quest for wide open spaces!

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

Located in the heart of the village, the multifunctional complex of the Palladium is home for a wide range of sports infrastructures and leisure activities adapted for both elites and occasional athletes or families.
To relax on a pleasant lawn on the edge of the outdoor pool, to try your hand at the practice of curling, to take your first steps on the ice or to practice his pirouettes on the ice rink, all is under the same roof, and much more…

Located in the heart of the village, the multifunctional complex of the Palladium is home for a wide range of sports infrastructures and leisure activities adapted for both elites and occasional athletes or families.
To relax on a pleasant lawn on the edge of the outdoor pool, to try your hand at the practice of curling, to take your first steps on the ice or to practice his pirouettes on the ice rink, all is under the same roof, and much more…

Organisation

AN EXCEPTIONNAL CIRCUIT IN AN EXTRAORDINARY PLACE

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Several years ago, I had in mind to organize a great Cyclosportive in the Chablais, and what is more beautiful than to organize this 1st edition that will take place on July 14th, 2019 in Châtel, a flagship resort that is famous in summer and in winter!

The circuit will be exceptional in the French and Swiss Chablais French via the Abondance valley,
the ascent of the Col du Corbier, the shores of the lake from Evian to St-Gingolph, and the visit to our friends in Vaud and Valais, first from Le Bouveret to Aigle by the small road forbidden to traffic on the banks of the Rhône. The second supply will take place at the headquarters of Union Cycliste Internationale and before the fantastic and unprecedented ascent of the Rives, under
the Dent Blanches, an absolutely magnificent site. The 3rd supply will be in the magnificent village of Champéry, before the ascent of the Morgins pass by the forest road and the arrival in Châtel.

Exceptional partners for an exceptional circuit, with of course the City of Châtel, Champéry, the UCI, the Evian Mineral Waters, Bjorka, Mavic, and many others…

The endowment of this event for runners will be just out of the ordinary! I’ll let you discover it as you go along on our website, Facebook and Instagram that will be online on November 29, 2018.

The organizing team is already at work to make this event a great celebration of cycling with unforgettable moments by favouring an absolute security for all the cyclists on the road.

See you soon on the roads of the Chablais.

Sportively,

Sébastien Médan
Chablais Léman Sport Organisation
General Manager Organization

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