Etape du Tour 2019

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Re: Etape du Tour 2019

Postby Teebs_123 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 16:06 pm

Def Defyr wrote:
Teebs_123 wrote:
Def Defyr wrote:#12794, wave 12 -- so, any idea what time I'll actually be starting?

If I finish 12,793 I'll be happy.


#12728 for me!


See you in the holding pen!


Indeed. Black / Orange S Works. Any idea what our start time is?
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Re: Etape du Tour 2019

Postby darthmaul40 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 23:15 pm

I am in wave 5, being my first time I am not sure what this will mean in terms of the pace that people will be going around me. I didn't want to start too late in case it is a very hot day and starting later could be a disadvantage.

I am hoping to leave myself at least 3 hours to do the climb to Val Thorens.

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Re: Etape du Tour 2019

Postby Def Defyr » Mon Jun 24, 2019 13:45 pm

darthmaul40 wrote:I am in wave 5, being my first time I am not sure what this will mean in terms of the pace that people will be going around me. I didn't want to start too late in case it is a very hot day and starting later could be a disadvantage.

I am hoping to leave myself at least 3 hours to do the climb to Val Thorens.


3 hours seems reasonable. I don't think I'll be able to climb at more than 10 km/h by that point. The middle col will be a real leg softener.

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Re: Etape du Tour 2019

Postby JS14 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 21:58 pm

The EdT site says you have to start the final climb (km 102) before 14:54 and finish before 18:42, not 20:00.

Allowing for a pause at the refreshment stop halfway up, you need to average about 10km/h on the climb, or get there well before, say starting the climb by 2pm at the latest. My tip is not to hang around in the refreshment zones, grab what you need and keep going.

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Re: Etape du Tour 2019

Postby Def Defyr » Wed Jun 26, 2019 09:50 am

JS14 wrote:The EdT site says you have to start the final climb (km 102) before 14:54 and finish before 18:42, not 20:00.

Allowing for a pause at the refreshment stop halfway up, you need to average about 10km/h on the climb, or get there well before, say starting the climb by 2pm at the latest. My tip is not to hang around in the refreshment zones, grab what you need and keep going.


I had kind of hoped to snag an earlier start time by overestimating my fitness but I think a lot of people did that! ah, well, can only do my best...

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Re: Etape du Tour 2019

Postby darthmaul40 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 21:18 pm

I fully agree I will be aiming to start the last climb quickly and only expend extra time for what is really necessary.
on a separate note I have started to look at the long term weather forecasts, which seem to indicate ideal conditions (not too hot and not too windy. I don't know how accurate they are but I do hope that is what it turns out to be.

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Re: Etape du Tour 2019

Postby Def Defyr » Fri Jun 28, 2019 14:39 pm

This is the start time, by wave.

https://www.letapedutour.com/en/the-rac ... -timetable

Being in Wave 12, I'm leaving at 8.

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Re: Etape du Tour 2019

Postby darthmaul40 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 22:25 pm

What happens afterwards

I may potentially have to wait awhile in Val Thorens before I can down to where I am staying at St Martin De Belleville. So I wanted to know from those that have done Etape before is there much to do whilst we are waiting to get down? Is there a party atmosphere, or is everyone too tired to speak? I imagine there will not be places to sit down and have a coffee etc.... with so many people up there. Should I take a good book to read?

I would love to hear from someone who has done this before.

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Re: Etape du Tour 2019

Postby ogs116 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 09:51 am

darthmaul40 wrote:What happens afterwards

I may potentially have to wait awhile in Val Thorens before I can down to where I am staying at St Martin De Belleville. So I wanted to know from those that have done Etape before is there much to do whilst we are waiting to get down? Is there a party atmosphere, or is everyone too tired to speak? I imagine there will not be places to sit down and have a coffee etc.... with so many people up there. Should I take a good book to read?

I would love to hear from someone who has done this before.



There is a pasta party at the end and usually a large space where you can grab a beer and lie in the sun. VT has lots of bars and cafes.

I think the approach road will be sectioned in two - one side for riders still ascending to the finish, and the other for descenders so you should be able to descend to St Martin when you want to. They did a similar thing at Hautacam a few years back.

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Re: Etape du Tour 2019

Postby Teebs_123 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 15:41 pm

How is everyone getting back to Albertville etc after the event? I've missed booking the official shuttle so currently looking at options..
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Re: Etape du Tour 2019

Postby Dorset Boy » Sun Jun 30, 2019 20:39 pm

Teebs_123 wrote:How is everyone getting back to Albertville etc after the event? I've missed booking the official shuttle so currently looking at options..


You will have to ride back down to Moutiers. You might be able to catch a train back to Albertville from there.

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Re: Etape du Tour 2019

Postby Teebs_123 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 21:27 pm

Dorset Boy wrote:
Teebs_123 wrote:How is everyone getting back to Albertville etc after the event? I've missed booking the official shuttle so currently looking at options..


You will have to ride back down to Moutiers. You might be able to catch a train back to Albertville from there.


Great, thanks. Looks like a steady ride back down the hill to the train station.
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Re: Etape du Tour 2019

Postby Def Defyr » Tue Jul 02, 2019 15:30 pm

Teebs_123 wrote:
Dorset Boy wrote:
Teebs_123 wrote:How is everyone getting back to Albertville etc after the event? I've missed booking the official shuttle so currently looking at options..


You will have to ride back down to Moutiers. You might be able to catch a train back to Albertville from there.


Great, thanks. Looks like a steady ride back down the hill to the train station.


We are staying in Beaufort, so the plan is to have my wife meet me in Moutier, but driving the faster route back through Albertville rather than retracing the race. I thought long and hard about the shuttle but eventually dithered too long and it was sold out...

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Re: Etape du Tour 2019

Postby darthmaul40 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 16:09 pm

Thanks so much for the response.

I think I might stick around for the pasta party and soak up the atmosphere.

ogs116 wrote:
darthmaul40 wrote:What happens afterwards

I may potentially have to wait awhile in Val Thorens before I can down to where I am staying at St Martin De Belleville. So I wanted to know from those that have done Etape before is there much to do whilst we are waiting to get down? Is there a party atmosphere, or is everyone too tired to speak? I imagine there will not be places to sit down and have a coffee etc.... with so many people up there. Should I take a good book to read?

I would love to hear from someone who has done this before.



There is a pasta party at the end and usually a large space where you can grab a beer and lie in the sun. VT has lots of bars and cafes.

I think the approach road will be sectioned in two - one side for riders still ascending to the finish, and the other for descenders so you should be able to descend to St Martin when you want to. They did a similar thing at Hautacam a few years back.

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Re: Etape du Tour 2019

Postby Shoulder of Lamb » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:40 am

I got the text to remind me to upload my medical certificate. Went to my GP this morning and they refused to issue it, saying that under guidance from the BMA they had been instructed not to issue these any more as nobody can certify that you are physically ready and that it could open them up to being liable.

Anyone else had this? What to do?

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Re: Etape du Tour 2019

Postby elbowloh » Fri Jul 05, 2019 13:49 pm

Shoulder of Lamb wrote:I got the text to remind me to upload my medical certificate. Went to my GP this morning and they refused to issue it, saying that under guidance from the BMA they had been instructed not to issue these any more as nobody can certify that you are physically ready and that it could open them up to being liable.

Anyone else had this? What to do?

There are companies on the intranet that will do one for you.
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Re: Etape du Tour 2019

Postby Teebs_123 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 14:52 pm

elbowloh wrote:
Shoulder of Lamb wrote:I got the text to remind me to upload my medical certificate. Went to my GP this morning and they refused to issue it, saying that under guidance from the BMA they had been instructed not to issue these any more as nobody can certify that you are physically ready and that it could open them up to being liable.

Anyone else had this? What to do?

There are companies on the intranet that will do one for you.


I've used one as my GP wanted £120.
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Re: Etape du Tour 2019

Postby TwoToeBenny » Fri Jul 05, 2019 16:01 pm

Shoulder of Lamb wrote:I got the text to remind me to upload my medical certificate. Went to my GP this morning and they refused to issue it, saying that under guidance from the BMA they had been instructed not to issue these any more as nobody can certify that you are physically ready and that it could open them up to being liable.

Anyone else had this? What to do?


I didn't quite understand this prior to doing last years event, whilst I'm physically capable as I guess most people think they are... a GP won't understand the stress you put urself thru, and also won't take into consideration temperature, hydration and any other number of variables. So I'm not sure the bit of paper is really worth anything.

I enjoyed doing the even last year and will hopefully do another sometime...
However one of my abiding memories was of helicopter paramedics going to work with chest compressions etc on afairly heavy gent in the road. I don't know If he survived but it was pretty grim.

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Re: Etape du Tour 2019

Postby elbowloh » Mon Jul 08, 2019 15:47 pm

TwoToeBenny wrote:
Shoulder of Lamb wrote:I got the text to remind me to upload my medical certificate. Went to my GP this morning and they refused to issue it, saying that under guidance from the BMA they had been instructed not to issue these any more as nobody can certify that you are physically ready and that it could open them up to being liable.

Anyone else had this? What to do?


I didn't quite understand this prior to doing last years event, whilst I'm physically capable as I guess most people think they are... a GP won't understand the stress you put urself thru, and also won't take into consideration temperature, hydration and any other number of variables. So I'm not sure the bit of paper is really worth anything.

I enjoyed doing the even last year and will hopefully do another sometime...
However one of my abiding memories was of helicopter paramedics going to work with chest compressions etc on afairly heavy gent in the road. I don't know If he survived but it was pretty grim.

Of course its not worth anything, but ASO won't let you take part without it, unless you have a race licence.
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Re: Etape du Tour 2019

Postby Teebs_123 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 21:31 pm

I've uploaded my certificate but it's still saying 'Pending' - anyone else in the same boat?
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