Virtual L’Etape du Tour de France by Zwift


With over 16,000 participants, L’Étape du Tour de France is recognized as one of the biggest amateur Gran Fondos in the world—taking riders through iconic destinations that the WorldTour pros consider their battlegrounds during the Tour de France. L’Étape du Tour features mythical climbs that transcend the peloton in and through the French Mountains, but not without the grimacing faces it will take to get above the clouds! 

We’re bringing Europe’s hardest amateur race to the Zwift universe with a L’Étape-inspired Gran Fondo series, running February, March, April, and July. L’Étape du Tour on Zwift kicks off with Prologue rides from Tuesday through Thursday and brings the heat with a Gran Fondo from Friday through Sunday during one week of the month. Rides are scheduled every other hour, so pick the time slot that works with your schedule.

Starting February 20th, this is the perfect series to crush L’Étape du Tour de France or any other Fondo challenge you might have this season. We’re also incorporating many other experiences that you can use to prepare yourself for your sportive challenges.

Climb of the Month

Ascend the Col de la Couillole, the final climb of L’Étape du Tour, during June’s Climb of the Month to see exactly what the IRL version is like!

Race the General Classification

Track your General Classification (GC) rankings via Zwift Power to see how far you can climb the leaderboard! You can track your GC in the Prologue and Gran Fondo events across the entire series. 

The Grand Prize

Want a chance to win a trip to the IRL L’Étape du Tour de France? Complete the Prologue and Gran Fondo events in February, March, and April to be entered for a chance to win!

Whether you’re getting ready for the IRL L’Étape du Tour de France or training for a similar feat, our virtual series is designed to get you in shape for whatever event you have on the horizon—so join in!