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Calendar: cyclosportive events in 2016

What cycling fan has never dreamt of experiencing a stage of the Tour de France or riding Paris–Roubaix?

A menu of four cyclosportives in France and seven held in other countries will give participants the opportunity to test their legs on the same courses and in the same conditions as the pros: #RideLikeAPro!

The 2016 season starts on March 12 with the inaugural edition of the Paris–Nice Challenge! Make sure to jot down all these dates on your memo pad:


Paris-Nice Challenge – Saturday, March 12

Format: cyclosportive ride with two timed section – Distances: 126 km and 99 km

More information on www.parisnicechallenge.com/us/


Paris-Roubaix Challenge – Saturday, April 9

Format: riders will be timed on the legendary cobbled sectors – Distances: 70 km, 139 km and 163 km

More information here


Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge – Saturday, April 23

Format: pitting amateurs against a mind-blowing course – Distances: 75 km, 156 km and 273 km

More information here


Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride – Sunday, May 1st

Format: riding the same stage as the pros and on the same day – Distances: 40 km, 85 km and 115 km

More information here


L’Etape Grand Départ – Sunday, June 26

Format: living the Grand Départ experience one week before – Distances: 120 km, 170 km and 180 km

More information here


L’Etape du Tour – Sunday, July 10

Format: tackling a mountain stage of the Tour de France – Distances: Megève – Morzine: 146 km

More information on letapedutour.com/us/


Love for cycling knows no bounds. L’Étape du Tour gave rise to a series of events in South America, Europe and Oceania, expanding its palette of spine-tingling landscapes experienced in the same race conditions as the Grande Boucle.

L’Étape Brazil – 18th of September – More information on www.letapebrasil.com

L’Etape London – 25th of September – More information here

La Etapa Argentina – October – More information on www.laetapaargentina.com/en

La Etapa Paraguay – October – More information on www.laetapaparaguay.com

L’Etape Australia – 3rd of December – More information on www.letapeaustralia.com

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