L’Étape Australia by Tour de France 2020

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The beautiful, yet challenging, course has been revealed. Riders will visit the towns of Kiama, Gerringong, Gerroa, Shoalhaven Heads, Berry, Kangaroo Valley, Robertson and Jamberoo.

The route is 135 km long, featuring 2,770m of elevation and held on fully closed roads. The course replicates a mountainous stage of the Tour de France. Three main climbs (Berry Mountain, Col de Fitzroy and Saddleback Mountain) will make crossing the finish line a moment of elation.

The Ride (80km), is a shorter version of the race that will visit the towns of Kiama, Gerringong, Gerroa, Berry, Bomaderry and Shoalhaven Heads before coming back

The beautiful, yet challenging, course has been revealed. Riders will visit the towns of Kiama, Gerringong, Gerroa, Shoalhaven Heads, Berry, Kangaroo Valley, Robertson and Jamberoo.

The route is 135 km long, featuring 2,770m of elevation and held on fully closed roads. The course replicates a mountainous stage of the Tour de France. Three main climbs (Berry Mountain, Col de Fitzroy and Saddleback Mountain) will make crossing the finish line a moment of elation.

The Ride (80km), is a shorter version of the race that will visit the towns of Kiama, Gerringong, Gerroa, Berry, Bomaderry and Shoalhaven Heads before coming back to Berry.

For more information and to take a look at the course, visit the L’Étape Australia by Tour de France website.

For more information, follow L’Étape Australia by Tour de France on Facebook or visit the Website.

Local residents and local businesses are invite to join the L’Étape Australia Local Community Facebook group to access local community dedicated information.

An online information meeting was held on the Facebook Group on Wednesday 22 July at 5:30pm. Road closures, event impact and business opportunities was presented by event organisers and community members questions was answered live during this presentation.

  • L’Étape Australia by Tour de France Postponed

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    12 Aug 2020
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    L’Étape Australia by Tour de France organisers have announced the postponement of the fifth edition of the event from 27-28 November 2020 to 19-20 March 2021.

    The current escalation of the COVID-19 situation in Australia and ongoing restrictions on public gatherings to limit the spread of the virus has led organisers to postpone the event. The restrictions are there to protect riders, supporters and the local community, which is of paramount importance to all of us.

    In consultation with key stakeholders, including the NSW Government, the decision has been made to postpone the fifth edition of L’Étape Australia by Tour de France to Friday 19 and Saturday 20 March 2021.

    The event location, the routes and timings are intended to remain the same.

    Riders already registered for the event are automatically transferred to the new date and don’t need to take any further action. Riders unavailable at the new date can request transfer their registration to L’Étape Australia in December 2021 or 2022, or a refund via the online form available on L’Étape Australia by Tour de France website.

    For more information, follow L’Étape Australia by Tour de France on Facebook or visit the Website.

    If you have any questions, please email info@letapeaustralia.com.

  • Super Early Bird Registration for 24 Hours Only!

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    15 Jul 2020
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    Registrations for The Ride (80km) are now available at www.letapeaustralia.com.

    Super Early Bird Registration ($259) will last for 24 hours until Thursday 16 July at 10am.

    Early Bird Registrations ($269) will then start on Thursday 16 July at 10am and will last until Friday 31 July.

    Don't worry about a possible cancellation due to Covid-19, we've got you covered! No one can predict what restrictions will be in place in November, but we all want to start making plans. We have released a Covid-19 refund policy to provide all registrants with a transfer valid for two years (or a refund) should the event be postponed or cancelled due to Covid-19.

    Pay your registration in 3 instalments. For the first time, L'Étape Australia offers an option to pay your registration fee in three payments over three months. This offer only applies to the registration fee, meaning any additional merchandise or donation towards our charity partners will be charged with the first instalment.

    E-bikes are allowed on The Ride (80km) L’Étape Australia by Tour de France now allow e-bikes users to register for The Ride (e-bikes are NOT allowed on The Race - 136km).

    E-bikes have become very popular and are more and more often seen in bunch rides. L'Étape Australia is committed to cater for every cyclist and allow everyone to enjoy the unique Tour de France atmosphere in Australia. e-bike users will be allowed to start with the standard waves of The Ride, in order to ride with their friends, but will have to declare they will be riding an e-bike in the registration form. To preserve fairness, e-bike riders will be ranked in a separately.

    L'Étape Australia is the perfect weekend away L'Étape Australia by Tour de France will take place on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 November in Kiama, the Shoalhaven and the Southern Highlands.

    Friday 27 November is the day every rider is required to pick up their registration pack at the event village in Coronation Park (Kiama). The village will feature international cycling brands, local businesses, family activities and live performances. Saturday 28 November is the race day. The village will also operate on this day to provide supporters and visitors with a wide range or activities.

    We encourage riders and visitors to start planning their trip early to enjoy a stress-free weekend. Demand for The Ride (80km) is already high, and people are invited to register early to enjoy the best registration rate available and avoid disappointment.

  • Early Bird Registration

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    26 Jun 2020
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    26 June 2020

    Early Bird registrations for the 2020 L'Étape Australia by Tour de France are now available for a limited time at www.letapeaustralia.com.

    Don't miss your chance to ride the only Tour de France event in Australia.

    Register today!

  • Registrations for L'Étape Australia by Tour de France are Now Open!

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    26 May 2020
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    27 May 2020

    To celebrate the opening of registrations, a Super Early-Bird registration fee ($289 instead of $329) is available for the next 24 hours only.

    You are invited to register early online at www.letapeaustralia.com and enjoy the Super Early Bird pricing.

    A COVID-19 refund policy has been developed that provides an entry transfer valid for two years, or a refund, should the event be postponed or cancelled.

    For mare information visit www.letapeaustralia.com.

  • L’Étape Australia by Tour de France - Route Announced!

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    15 May 2020
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    This morning the beautiful, yet challenging, course was revealed. Riders will visit the towns of Kiama, Gerringong, Gerroa, Shoalhaven Heads, Berry, Kangaroo Valley, Robertson and Jamberoo.

    The route is 135 km long, featuring 2,770m of elevation and held on closed roads. The course replicates a mountainous stage of the Tour de France. Three main climbs (Berry Mountain, Col de Fitzroy and Saddleback Mountain) will make crossing the finish line a moment of elation.

    The shorter 80km ride, with one, rather than three climbs, will be announced soon.

    For more information and to take a look at the course visit the L’Étape Australia by Tour de France website.


  • 2020 L'Étape Australia by Tour de France route revealed soon

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    15 Apr 2020
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    L'Étape Australia by Tour de France route will be revealed live on Facebook and YouTube on Wednesday 29 April at 10am!

    In the meantime, profiles of the climbs will be released to inspire you as follows:

    • 17 April 2020: First QOM / KOM section
    • 22 April 2020: Second QOM / KOM section
    • 27 April 2020: Third QOM / KOM section
    • 29 April 2020, 10am: Official Course reveal.

    To amke sure you don't miss the announcement follow us on Facebook and our YouTube Channel.

    For more information, including how and when to register visit the L'Étape Australia by Tour de France website.



  • L'Étape Australia Launches Podcast

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    31 Mar 2020
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    Our commitment to share premium content with you is stronger than ever. We are proud to announce the creation of our very own podcast: Cycling Insights.

    Cycling Insights is a monthly podcast hosted by cycling legend Simon Gerrans and Tour de France commentator Matthew Keenan.

    The first episode is now available on Spotify and Youtube and very soon on iTunes and Google Podcast.

  • Live Interactive Facebook Broadcast

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    23 Mar 2020
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    Due to the current health crisis, L’Étape Australia by Tour de France organisers are holding a Facebook Live broadcast for the local community instead of physical community meetings.

    The presentation will be interactive and viewers will be able to ask specific questions through the comment section available during the Facebook Live broadcast. Questions received will be answered during the Q&A part of the meeting.

    To watch the Facebook Live broadcast, you need to join the L’Étape Australia Local Community Facebook Group.

    The broadcast will be live on Wednesday 25th March at 6pm. As a member of the group, you will receive a notification inviting you to watch the Facebook Live broadcast.

    We look forward to talking to you during this interactive session.

    For more information, follow L’Étape Australia by Tour de France on Facebook or visit www.letapeaustralia.com.