Qui peut participer ?
The event is open to all, licensed and non-licensed cyclists and cyclosportives aged 18 years and over (born before 01/01/2003)*.
*The gravel and short course is open to competitors aged 16 years and over (born before 01/01/2005) subject to parental authorisation on the day of the event.
Comment s’inscrire ?
Registration open ONLINE E from 01 December 2020 to Saturday 10 July 2021, 23:59. Registrations are exclusively carried out digitally. For health and environmental reasons, registrations on the day before or on the day of the event will also be done electronically.
Once your account has been created, you will still be able to make changes or add additional services (meals, shuttle, etc.).
It is impossible to resell your race number to another person.
Registration is possible on the spot:
-Saturday 10th July at Pré la Joux (Châtel).
-Sunday 11 July at Pré la Joux (Châtel)
Pick-up times below.
Licence or medical certificate?
Are you a FFC, UFOLEP, FSGT, FFTRI licence holder? Your 2021 licence serves as a medical certificate.
Foreign licences or FFCT or FF Vélo licences are not accepted! (regulation imposed by the FFC).
You are not licensed? A medical certificate stating that you are not contraindicated for competitive cycling that is less than one year old 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 race number?
The gravel bibs will be available for collection on Saturday 10th July from 7am to 8.45am at Pré-la-Joux, Châtel.
Cyclosportive bibs (large, medium and small circuits) will be available on Saturday 10th July from 9am to 6.45pm at Pré-la-Joux, Châtel. No race numbers will be issued at Aigle, UCI World Cycling Centre on Saturday 10 July.
There will be a stand-by service for latecomers on the morning of the race (11/07) from 6.00 am to 7.45 am at Pré-la-Joux, Châtel for participants on the Middle and Long Course and at UCI World Cycling Centre, Aigle from 7.00 am to 7.45 am for participants on the Short Course.
You will need to bring confirmation of your registration and your identité́ or licence. The timing chips will be à̀ attached to the front of the bike. People who have not validated their registration (medical certificate…) will have to present the supporting documents to the office.
Do I have to wear the free jersey?
Without our partners the organisation would be impossible. Wearing a jersey is therefore obligatory 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 make sure to consult the size guide before registering. Please note that the jerseys are cut close to the body. We strongly recommend that you take an extra size.
How does the draw take place?
70,000 € in prizes will be offered in a draw among the participants wearing the event jersey. The draw will take place in the exhibitor villages at Pré la Joux Châtel, at around 3pm.
The winners must 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 (cyclo+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 are accepted in a second SAS
- Cyclosportive: Use only traditional road bikes (no extensions or flat wheels). No EVA or mountain bikes.
Where can I park? And how do I get to the start?
- Gravel and long-distance cycling: Reserved car park at Pré la Joux (Châtel) on the outskirts of the village.
- Cyclsportive petit parcours :As the finish of the small course is in Châtel Pré-la-Joux and the start in Aigle UCI World Cycling Centre, the organisation offers a shuttle service on the morning of the event. It is then possible to drop off your vehicle at the finish site (Pré la Joux Châtel) on the morning of the event and travel to the start by BUS shuttle (shuttle departure at 6.40am). To do so, it is essential to have dropped off the bike the day before 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.
An access map to Châtel is available on the “access” page.
Where can I shower and where can I eat?
Showers and sanitary facilities will be available to all and in numbers at the car park, on 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 self-service.
How is the after-race meal?
The restaurant area is located on the arrival 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 in the exhibitors’ village.
What are the safety arrangements?
For your safety: 12 car drivers, 35 motorcyclists and 100 signalmen.
A request for right-of-way is filed with the prefecture, however each participant is required to drive on the right side of the road and to respect the highway code.
Are there food and drink available?
Several refreshments are organised on the course. They will be indicated on the maps and course profiles and reminded to participants at the start of the event. Competitors may be supplied by their companions at other points on the course, provided that the refreshments are provided by a pedestrian on the right-hand side of the road and that they do not affect the safety of the event and the other participants. The refuelling of a participant from a moving vehicle is forbidden and will result in the immediate disqualification of the participant.
What about technical assistance?
A stand will be at your disposal on Saturday 11 July in the exhibitors’ village (Pré la Joux, Châtel) for last minute revisions. Nevertheless, each participant is required to have a bike in working order, his/her own repair equipment and lighting (if traffic before dawn).
Personal follower 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 Is the time limit?
Time barriers will be put in place:
- Passage at Saint-Paul before 1pm (medium route)
- Passage to the UCI before 11.50 am (long course)
- Passage at Champéry before 1.15 pm (short and long distance)
- Arrival of all competitors before 3pm at Pré-la-Joux, Châtel.
Outside the time barriers, the broom wagon will remove the participants’ race numbers and double them. The participants will then find themselves in real traffic conditions (no flagmen but the arrows will be maintained).
The drawing of lots (3.15 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.) will not exclude participants still on the road.