La Marmotte launches Ultra Fondo version for 40th anniversary edition in 2021
Sports Tours International are the biggest Marmotte Gran Fondo Alps Tour Operator. We’ve been supporting our riders to take on this epic event for years. We of course provide guaranteed entries with a choice of start pen and 3 and 4 star hotels in Alpe d’Huez. We look after everything from overland bike transport from the UK and Ireland to airport transfers, mechanical support, bike rental, massages, private feed stations and much more.
For the 40th edition of the grand daddy of Gran Fondos, 500 lucky riders have a fantastic opportunity. The challenge that is the Marmotte, has just become even tougher as in June 2021, you can ride the brand new Marmotte Ultra Fondo. The ‘standard’ Marmotte distance is 177km with 5000 metres of climbing. This ultra format gives you 225 km with 6300 metres of climbing and a double ascent of Alpe d’Huez to finish the day.
You can’t do a challenge like this without proper support. That’s why you should book with Sports Tours International. We offer bike mechanics, massages, private feed stations, event support and hotel and travel packages.
The numbers for the new Marmotte Ultra Fondo
Date : 27/06/2021 Start : 07:00 | Bourg d’Oisans Finish : Alpe d’Huez 1860m Distance & altimeters : 225 km | 6300 Altimeters Official Refreshment stations x 4 : Col de la Croix de Fer 2067m | Valloire 1430m | Col du Galibier 2642m | Bourg d’Oisans 720m Sports Tours private Feed stations x 3: Bourg d’Oisans pre-start,Col du Galibier and on Alpe d’Huez climb Time limit : No time limits other than that you must have passed the bottom of Alpe d’Huez climb by 18:15 Cols : Col de la Croix de Fer 31km @ 5.1% average, Col du Télégraphe 11.5km @ 7.3% average, Col du Galibier 17.6km at 7% average, Alpe d’Huez 13km @ 8% average
It was a wild weekend at the Marathon du Mont Blanc. Sadly the weather closed in and put paid to some events but a number of our runners completed the full marathon around Europe’s highest peak. Congratulations to everyone on a mega achievement 🏔