CYCLO SPORTIVES and CYCLING EVENTS in the region
Every year there are a lot of cyclo sportives in the valley of the Oisans and Auberge la Cure is an ideal place to stay for the sportives below.
La Marmotte, La Vaujany, Prix des Rousses, Trophée de l’Oisans and Gran Fondo les Deux Alpes. On the website of www.sportcommunication.com you can sign up for any of these, but you have to be quick because there are very popular and they fill up before you know it.
The famous Triathlon/Duathlon of Alpe d’Huez takes place in the valley off the l’Oisans as well.
One of the toughest cyclo events is La Marmotte. With a total length of 175 kilometers you climb 4 major cols (Glandon, Télégraphe, Galibier and the Alpe d´Huez) and you gain 5000 meter in altitude. In 2017 the Marmotte is on the 2nd of July.
La Vaujany is part of the Trophée de l’Oisans and is traditionally held on the Sunday before La Marmotte. There is the possibility to cycle two distances. The shorter one, with a distance of 109 kilometers and a gain of 2450 meters in elevation, can be a good preparation on the Marmotte itself. On the long distance you will cycle 173 kilometers and gain 3850 meters. This cyclo will be on the 25th of June 2017.
PRIX DES ROUSSES
The Prix des Rousses is also part of the Trophée de l’Oisans and is traditionally held on the Wednesday before La Marmotte, which is the 28th of June 2017 this year. This short distance competition is 40 kilometers long and gains 1600 altitude meters.
TROPHÉE DE L´OISANS
The Trophée de l’Oisans is a cyclo competition that lasts for a week. All the competitions mentioned above are included in this competition and it’s finished off with a time trial on the Alpe d´Huez (Grimpée de l’Alp).
GRAN FONDO LES DEUX ALPES
The Gran Fondo les Deux Alpes is held later in the season. It is a cyclo competition with a lot of little climbs, such as the famous Parquetout. Don´t underestimate this competition because with its total length of 166 kilometers and a gain of 4000 meters it is nearly as tough as La Marmotte. The competition starts and finishes in Les Deux Alpes and will be held on the 19-20 of August 2017.
TRIATHLON ALPE D´HUEZ
In the summer there is also a Triathlon in Alpe d´Huez. This big international competition has two distances. The long distance of the Triathlon of Alpe d’Huez will be held on the 27th of July 2017 and the short distance on the 28th of August 2017. On the 25th of July 2017 there is also a Duathlon competition, which is perfect for a good preparation on the Triathlon. For more information have a look at www.alpetriathlon.com