Who can participate?
The cyclosportive is open to all, whether or not they are licensed. From all levels, everyone has his own challenge from 16 years old, with parental authorization, for the short course (or 18 years old if registered on the day of the race) and 18 years old for the long course and gravel format.
How to register?
Nothing could be simpler, just go to the MSO website before Thursday 13th August 23h50.
Once your account has been created you will still be able to make changes or add additional services (meals, shuttle…).
It is impossible to resell your bib to another person. The cancellation insurance proposed at the time of your registration is provided for this purpose.
Registration is possible on the spot:
-Saturday 15 August at Pré la Joux (Châtel).
-Sunday 16 August at the usually
Times of withdrawal below.
Licence or medical certificate?
Are you a FFC, UFOLEP, FSGT, FFTRI licence holder? Your 2020 licence serves as a medical certificate.
Attention, FFCT or FF Vélo licences are not accepted! (regulation imposed by the FFC).
You are not licensed? A medical certificate of no contraindication to the practice of cycling in competition dating less than one year is MANDATORY. Model. Without a valid medical certificate, you will be refused the withdrawal of your race number. No liability waiver will be accepted.
Can I have a priority bib?
Please justify your request at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I get my bib off?
For the gravel format on Saturday 15th August:
Friday August 14th from 2pm to 7pm at Pré la Joux, Châtel
Saturday 15 August from 8am to 8.45am at Pré la Joux, Châtel
Start of the race at 9am on 15/08 – (9.30am for mountain bike participants)
For the events of Sunday August 16th :
-It is strongly recommended that you pick up your bib and race number the day before, on Saturday 15th August 2020 (9.30 am > 7 pm).
You will have to bring the confirmation of your registration (sent a few days before the event) as well as your identity card + medical certificate or license. A third party can collect your race number the day before by presenting a signed power of attorney.
This collection will take place in the exhibitors’ village, under the big top, in Pré la Joux.
On the D-day, the participants of the small circuit will be able to collect their race number at the UCI World Cycling Centre between 6.45 and 7.45 am; those of the large circuit will be able to do so between 6.00 and 6.15 am at Châtel Pré La Joux (start of the race / exhibitors’ village).
Start small course: 8h
Departure for the long course: 7:30 am
Do I have to wear the free jersey?
Without our partners the organization would be impossible. Wearing the jersey is therefore compulsory to take part in the draw. In case of bad weather conditions, a jacket is allowed above the jersey.
The jersey will not be exchangeable after registration. Please consult the size guide before registering. Be careful, the jerseys are cut close to the body. We strongly recommend that you take an extra size.
How is the draw going?
70,000 € of prizes will be offered to the draw among the participants wearing the event jersey. The draw will take place in the exhibitor villages at Pré la Joux Châtel, around 3pm.
The winners will have to collect their prizes in person on presentation of their licence, identity card or race number. No prize will be sent or exchanged.
All the participants (small and big circuit + gravel) are included in the draw (under respect of the rules).
Rules and prizes can be consulted on the registration page.
What equipment is allowed?
Gravel : Gravel bike or CX. Participants on mountain bikes will have a delayed start (+30 minutes).
Cyclosportive : Use only traditional road bikes (without extensions or flat wheels). No EVA or mountain bike.
Where to park? And how to get to the start?
Gravel and long-distance cycle race: reserved parking at Pré la Joux (Châtel).
Small course cycle-sport : the departure will be at 8:00 am from Aigle. Parking at the UCI World Cycling Centre car park or possibility of dropping off your vehicle at the finish site (Pré la Joux Châtel) and taking the shuttle bus on the morning of the race (shuttle bus leaves at 6.25 am).
To do so, you will need to have dropped the bike off at the UCI World Cycling Centre (guarded bike park) and to have reserved the shuttle at the time of registration. On the morning of the race you can leave your clothes in the deposit box. They will be brought to the finish in Châtel.
Where to shower and where to eat?
Showers and toilets will be available to all and in numbers at the car park, at the arrival, at Pré la Joux in Châtel.
For the participants of the short course who have left their vehicles at the start (Aigle), the changing rooms of the UCI World Cycling Centre will be at the start of the race.
How’s the after-race meal going?
The restaurant area is located at the finish site (Pré la Joux). A meal ticket is offered to each participant. Additional meals can be booked at the time of registration.
The area is open from 11.15 am to 3.30 pm.
A secure bicycle park is available for use in the exhibitors’ village.
What is the security system?
For your safety: 12 car drivers, 35 motorcyclists and 100 signalmen.
A request for priority of passage is filed with the prefecture, nevertheless each participant is required to ride on the right side of the road and to respect the highway code.
Are supplies provided?
Refreshments are provided at Col du Feu & Bernex for the long distance & Champéry for the short distance.
It is strictly forbidden to throw rubbish on the public road, wherever it is, under penalty of exclusion from the race and non participation in the draw.
How is the technical assistance going?
A stand will be at your disposal on Saturday 12 July in the exhibitors’ village (Pré la Joux, Châtel) for last-minute revisions. Mavic neutral assistance vehicles will also be present behind the main groups.
Nevertheless, each participant is required to have a bike in working order, his own repair equipment and to have a lighting system (if traffic before dawn).
Personal following cars are not allowed.
The organisation’s insurances do not cover material damage. It is up to the participant to insure his equipment for use in competition with his insurer or the federal insurance company.
What are the deadlines?
No deadlines. The drawing of lots (3.15 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.) will not exclude participants still on the road.