LEPAPE Marmotte Granfondo Alpes

04/09/2021 - 177km - 5000m d+

The LEPAPE Marmotte Alpesbegins at sunrise in the heart of Bourg d’Oisans. Once the starting shot has sounded, the tension makes way for adrenaline and determined pedalling, all to the soundtrack of loud applause of the overlooking crowd. After a flat 10 kilometres, the first real obstacle can be seen in the distance: Col du Glandon (1 922 m). A long but unconsistent climb of 20 kilometres with steep passages of up to 10%. After reaching the top, the chrono is frozen for the descent due to safety regulations. This gives time to recuperate and focus on the technical and steep descent.

Once below, the road steadily rises to approach the Vallée de la Maurienne. Saint Michel de Maurienne is the starting point of the toughest challenge of the day: the succession of the Télégraphe (1 570m) and the Galibier (2 645m), or 2000 altimeters over 35km. The refreshment station in Valloire is most welcomed and lets participants know they have reached halfway. It is recommended to stock up on reserves as the ascent of the Galibier, known for its white snowed flanks, is just around the corner. The descent of the Galibier brings the participants over le Col du Lautaret towards Bourg d’Oisans.

Warning: due to numerous successive tunnels with low lighting, individual lighting is essential and COMPULSORY (light kit / visibility vest).

The 21-hairpin bends of Alpe d’Huez mark the ultimate difficulty of the day. And no less since it is a real challenge that awaits cyclists with the first 2 laces at 13% average. What a beautiful image to see all these cyclists battle their way up, mirroring numerous pros who did the exact same thing in the Tour de France. Once the finish line is crossed a mix of emotions, relief, pain and pride can be seen on the faces of the happy Finishers.

Information course

Date : 04/09/2021
Start :07:00 | Bourg d’Oisans
Finish : Alpe d’Huez
Distance & altimeters : 174 km | 5000 m/d+
Refreshments station : Col du Glandon| Valloire| Col du Galibier| Bourg d’Oisans
Coeficient Cycling Classics : 1.15
Time limit : 16:00 – Galibier // 18:00 – Pied de l’Alpe
Pass : Col du Glandon 24.1km 4.78%, Col du Télégraphe 11.5km 7.3%, Col du Galibier 17.6km 7%, Alpe d’Huez 13km 8%

Program

02-09-2021 – ALPE D’HUEZ PALAIS DES SPORTS

10:00 – 19:00 – Expo & Entertainment
10:00 – 19:00 – Pick up of race numbers

03-09-2021 – ALPE D’HUEZ PALAIS DES SPORTS

10:00 – 19:00 – Expo & Entertainment
10:00 – 19:00 – Pick up of race numbers

04-09-2021 – BOURG D’OISANS PARKING DU PIED DE L’ALPE D’HUEZ

06:00 – 07:00 – Pick up of race numbers

04-09-2021 – BOURG D’OISANS CENTRE DU VILLAGE

06:00 – 07:00 – Start check-in
07:00 – Start 1-1999
07:10 – Départ 2000-3999
07:20 – Départ 4000 +

04-09-2021 – ALPE D’HUEZ PALAIS DES SPORTS

10:00 – 19:00 – Expo & Entertainment
12:00 – Start of the Pasta party
16:00 – Awards ceremony
18:15 – Closing of the race at Bourg d’Oisans

Results & diploma

COMPARE YOURSELF TO CYCLISTS OF YOUR OWN AGE!
Podium the first 3 men / women & top 3 in each age category.

A diploma is available after the event in our website for all finishers based on the following times:

Results Granfondo