L’Étape Championship is an age group competition between all L’Étape riders. It takes place on L’Étape du Tour event, in France in July, on the same roads as Tour de France, where the champions fight for the most coveted award in the world of cycling: the Yellow Jersey.
In 2021, age group winners will be crowned after an intense battle of 175km, with a total ascent of 3600m through Nice hinterlands. The stage will start in Nice from the Promenade des Anglais and will be a loop. More details on the route here.
What makes it a special competition?
Riders come from all over the world to conquer L’Étape du Tour, and every year the event is quickly sold out. However, a limited number of riders are automatically qualified for the Championship, provided that they finish within the top 3 of their age group categories on other L’Étape Series events (list below).
These riders can apply for a late entry since the last 150 bibs have been kept on purpose (event after the event is sold out). In addition, they will start from Waves 0 and 1, together with other contenders, and will enjoy a few surprises on the village. Check if you are on the list!
How to participate?
1/ See now if you are in the list ! No worries, the season is still running, all the results will be available before the end of the year.
2/ Fill in the registration form and we will deal with your application in the coming weeks. This form does not guarantee you a ticket, it is as long as stocks last.
- L’Etape La Paz 2019
- L’Etape Acapulco 2019
- L’Etape Zhuji 2019
- L’Etape California 2019
- L’Etape Estado de México 2019
- L’Etape United Kingdom 2019
- L’Etape Colombia 2019
- L’Etape Ciudad de México 2019
- L’Etape Brasil 2019
- L’Etape Morocco 2019
- L’Etape Thailand 2019
- L’Etape Australia 2019
- L’Etape San Carlos
- L’Etape Chengjiang 2019
These events are called “qualifying events”.
On a qualifying event, finish within the top 20% of your age group category (according to the local event age group categories)
If several distances are offered, this only applies to long-distance races (>100km long)
L’Étape du Tour is sold out, but if you are on the list, you can ask for one of the last 150 bibs left for qualified riders.
1/ Please double check if you are qualified by having a look at the list (*).
👉 I check!
2/ Fill in this form before January, 27.
👉 I register!
3/ We will contact you and send you a link to let you register before January, 27 as long as stocks last (**).
4/ You will have to register before January, 31, then your link will expire.
(*) as the season is still running, we will update the list in the coming weeks and informed you on our Instagram story once a new result is made available
(**) we kept 150 bibs for you. We want it as fair as possible for everyone so this quota is split between all L'Etape events.
Your age group category is determined by your year of birth.
On L’Étape du Tour 2019, age group categories are the following:
|Age group category||Age*||Birth year|
|M1 / W1||18 - 34||1986 - 2002|
|M2 / W2||35 - 39||1981 - 1985|
|M3 / W3||40 - 44||1976 - 1980|
|M4 / W4||45 - 49||1971 - 1975|
|M5 / W5||50 - 54||1966 - 1970|
|M6 / W6||55 - 59||1961 - 1965|
|M7 / W7||60 - 64||1956 - 1960|
|M8 / W8||65 - 69||1951 - 1955|
|M9 / W9||70 and +||1950 and before|
(*rider’s age on December 31st of the respective year)
All the riders starting L’Étape du Tour 2020 will compete to become an age group winner.
All podiums are determined with the real time (or net time).
Net time is the time transmitted by the timing chip. It is the exact individual time from when you cross the start line to the finish line. No matter in which wave you started the race.
However, the overall classification is determined with the offical time (also known as "gun time").