L’Etape Slovakia by Tour de France
A sporting challenge and a touristic adventure back in Bratislava
Slovakia and especially Bratislava and its surroundings will be included in the selected group of countries where the L’Etape by Tour de France race will take place this year. Choose your route as well!
L’Etape Slovakia is the official Tour de France event in Slovakia. This competitive race for amateur riders takes place in 21 countries around the world. It starts at Štrkovec Lake and finishes at Kamzík. Also this year you can enjoy L’Etape Vilage with a manifold accompanying programme.
The ambassadors of L’Etape Slovakia by Tour de France are Peter and Martin Velits. Both brothers participated in Tour de France (6 times for Peter, 1 time for Martin) and won many races during their professional carreers. All along your preparation, they will give you insights and tips to be ready for L’Etape Slovakia by Tour de France.
The route of L’Etape Slovakia by Tour de France offers a unique combination of passing through the center of the capital, peripheral urban areas with a lot of historical attractions along the route, picturesque villages in the foothills of Malé Karpaty mountain, vineyards in Pezinok city or a final passage through the peaks of the Carpathian Forest Park, ending at the iconic Kamzík.
The long track will measure 117 kilometres with an elevation of 1700 metres, the short track will have 65 kilometres and an elevation of 900 metres. Experience the Tour de France, discover routes of Slovakia and complete the magical course. Become part of a unique cycling race for the general cycling public following the example of the stage at the Tour de France and enjoy a weekend in Bratislava on two wheels.
A series of cycling events of L’Etape by Tour de France for public was founded in 1993 and spread to many countries ever since. L’Etape is the only bicycle event worldwide where racers can feel like Tour de France pros and race along the former champions. Designed by Tour de France specialists, the route features high level of security and racing support from the entire organiser’s team, professional time meters, and various competitions.
It is only at L’Etape where you can enjoy hill and sprint awards, the unique ambience, the interesting Expo that includes history of Tour de France, and a varied bicycle festival with lots of workshops and exhibitions. You will also be able to experience French culture, cuisine and history.
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