CYCLO SPORTIVES and CYCLING EVENTS in the region
Every year there are many cyclo sportives in the Oisans valley and Auberge la Cure is an ideal place to stay..
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 climb 5000m in altitude.
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 of 109 kilometers and a climb of 2450m in elevation, is a good preparation for the Marmotte itself. On the longer one you will cycle 173 kilometers and gain 3850m.
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. This short distance competition is 40 kilometers long and climbs 1600m.
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’Alpe).
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 4000m it is nearly as tough as La Marmotte. The competition starts and finishes in Les Deux Alpes.
TRIATHLON ALPE D´HUEZ
In the summer there is also a Triathlon in Alpe d´Huez. This big international competition has two distances. The longer distance and the short distance. There is also a Duathlon competition, which is perfect preparation for the Triathlon. For more information have a look at have a look at www.alpetriathlon.com