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    Rapha and l’Etape du Tour

    Rapha and l’Etape du Tour

    An alpine adventure awaits and the excitement builds ahead of another edition of l’Etape du Tour.

    13 March 2018

    Offering the unique opportunity to ride a stage of the world's most famous bike race, l'Etape du Tour returns in 2018 for another alpine adventure in the footsteps of the Tour de France.

    As official clothing sponsor, Rapha has designed a limited edition collection to celebrate the ride and the Rapha Cycling Club (RCC) will be on hand to support members riding the route through every turn of the pedals.

    This year’s event plots a winding route through the mountains of the Haute-Savoie region, following the same profile as Stage 10 of the race.

    Riders tackle four major climbs en route from the shores of Lake Annecy to the mountain village of Le Grand-Bornand.

    L'etape du Tour Collection

    Once a proudly independent mountain kingdom, Savoie is now more commonly known as the setting for many of the most memorable mountain duels in Tour de France history. The region’s distinctive flag, along with the route profile, provides the inspiration for Rapha’s l'Etape du Tour collection, which uses the best fabrics and technology from our main range to help you conquer the climbs.

    Etape Flyweight Jersey

    Coming soon online

    Etape Women's Flyweight Jersey

    Coming soon online

    Etape Core Bib Shorts

    Coming soon online

    Etape T-Shirt

    Coming soon online

    Etape Bidon

    Coming soon online

    The Rapha Cycling Club and L'etape

    With exclusive events before l’Etape and a full RCC team on hand to help you conquer the climbs on the big day, join the RCC to make the most of l’Etape du Tour.

    Exclusive RCC benefits

    • Warm up rides
    • Bike checks and mechanical assistance from Mavic
    • A bag drop service
    • Pre and post-ride food
    • Canyon RCC bikes available to hire in advance
    • Massages
    • Live screenings of the Tour de France
    • Spots in the early starting pens
    • Race number pick up
    • Bike parking

    Before the Etape In the run up to the big day, the RCC will run a series of Etape training rides to help you prepare for the mountain climbs. Off the bike, there’ll be special evening events with the ASO and other Etape partners as well as the exclusive launch of the Rapha Etape collection.

    Weekend programme

    Friday, 6th July:

    • Meet and greet with VIP guests
    • Warm-up rides and coffee
    • Race number pick up at the RCC Mobile Clubhouse

    Saturday 7th July:

    • Morning training ride
    • Warm-up massage with a soigneur
    • Climbing workshop

    Sunday 8th July:

    • Bag drop before the race
    • Cool drinks and buffet served from the Mobile Clubhouse at the finish
    • Post-race massage
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