Étape du Tour 2020

Due to the worldwide COVID-19 health crisis, the 2020 Étape du Tour event will no longer take place on July 5th. If a new date is announced, we will be happy to accept reservation requests for training and recon rides/trips with start dates after 7/01/20. Because of the uncertainty around the evolution of the health crisis and travel restrictions throughout the world, any new reservations will be subject to a very flexible cancellation/trip modification policy. Please contact us for more details or to discuss your options for Étape du Tour training with us.


Ride with the 2019 winner


Ride with the 2019 winner

Cedrick Dubois racing to a solo victory at the 2019 Étape du Tour

Course Reconnaissance

Are you one of the lucky cyclists registered to participate in the Étape du Tour 2020? Be 100% prepared and recon the course with the 2019 race winner, Cedrick Dubois. You’ll get to know the route inside out – every climb, every descent and every turn – accompanied by one of the strongest sportive racers in the world, who also happens to live and train in the French Riviera!

Meet Cedrick Dubois

Cedrick has been living in the Côte d’Azur for over 10 years and is well-known to all the local cyclists here – including the top pro riders, since he regularly beats them on some of the toughest strava segments. He was a semi-pro mountain bike racer from 1998 to 2004, and since then he has been competing in sportive events, gravel races and running races. With his impressive palmarès including a victory and two top 5 places in the Étape du Tour, there’s no one better than Cedrick to help you prepare for your race. 

Race Palmarès

  • 1st Place Étape du Tour 2019
  • 1st Place Roc d'Azur Gravel 2019
  • 3rd Place Étape du Tour 2018
  • 1st Place Haute Route Dolomites 2017
  • 1st Place Haute Route Alpe d'Huez 2017
  • 4th Place Étape du Tour 2017
  • Champion of France, Masters 2016
  • 9th Fastest Time Alpe d'Huez

Be your best for the 2020 Étape du Tour

Étape du Tour course reconnaissance and training is open to individuals and private groups up to 12 participants. Cyclists of all levels are welcome – whether you’re a beginner looking to complete your first sportive event or an experienced competitive cyclist. Design a custom training camp specifically for your Étape du Tour preparation, add a recon to a cycling trip like the Grand Départ Cycling Experience, or simply spend one or two days getting to know the route with Cedrick. Too many options? Just contact us and we’ll work with you to set up a program and itinerary to suit your needs and training objectives. July –  August 2020

The Race

The Étape du Tour 2020, which is the route of Stage 2 of the Tour de France, is 177 km long and includes two major mountain passes at over 1500m – the Col de la Colmiane and the Col de Turini, as well as the shorter Col d’Èze.

  • 177 km
  • 3750m+ / 3 Cols
  • 2 mountain passes over 1500m+
  • Col de la Colmiane: 16.3 km / 6.2%
  • Col de Turini: 14.9 km / 7.3%
  • Col d'Eze: 7.8 km / 7%

Bespoke Options

  • Course recon over 1 or 2 days
  • With or without accommodations
  • Custom Étape du Tour training camp
  • Add recon to cycling trip or training camp
  • Add recon / training to Tour de France Trip
  • Custom Étape du Tour training program
  • Descent & bike-handling skills clinic
  • Climbing technique & training
  • Private vehicle assistance
  • Include lunches / dinners
  • Snacks and ride nutrition
  • Private soigneur / massage
  • Participate in a Gran Fondo

Contact us for a custom price quote and to start planning your bespoke Étape du Tour reconnaissance and training.