Gravel

Sat. 2 July 2022

A mix of roads, paths and trails.

Coming from the United States, the discipline of gravel riding is in full expansion in Europe with practitioners seeking more of an escape and communion with nature while sticking to physically accessible routes.

NB: Mountain bikes are allowed as well as e-bikes (in hiking mode, without ranking).

Gravel

Distance
54 km
Elevation gain
+ 1700 m
Surface
Gravel
Timing
Full course
Classifications
Overall (scratch) Men / Women
1st MTB Men / Women
+ parasport (depending on participants)
Start
Châtel, Pré-la-Joux at 9h00
Finish
Châtel, Pré-la-Joux
Pit stop
  • 25.5 km
Schedules
GPS file
Authorized
Gravel, CX, VTT, tandem, e-bikes.-
Mandatory
Hard shell helmet with attached chinstrap, first aid kit, liquid refill.
Prohibited
unicycles, CLM, fixed sprocket, stick wheels, lenticular wheels.
Recommended
GPX trace, gloves, cell phone.

WAHOO title partner of the GRAVEL event

  • The specialist of computers and home trainers will offer to the participants to discover its products on its stand in the exhibitors’ village and to win a Wahoo Kickr Snap (499€) and a Wahoo Rival watch (329€) in the tombola of the event.
  • A specific “GRAVEL” jersey branded WAHOO will be offered to each participant.
  • The Gravel courses will be marked with WAHOO’s colors.
  • Wahoo will reward the first 3 men and women: GPS Roam (329€) for the first one, annual subscription System (129€) for the second one & Cardio Tickr belt (49€) for the third one.
  • A specific segment materialized WAHOO will be the object of an individual timing. The best male and female times will be rewarded by GPS Wahoo Elemnt Roam
  • Competitions will be organized on the social networks of WAHOO France to win race numbers for the Gravel events.

The course

The course proposed in 2022 will follow almost the entire route of the two previous editions in its reverse. The participants will go directly to Switzerland via Morgins on a gravel road to reach the Col de Recon and its fabulous view of the Dents du Midi. The runners will then switch to Torgon where a local supply will be waiting for them. Reserves needed to return to the French side by the Portes de Culet, between the cows and with Lake Geneva in the background. Finally, everyone will go back down the ski slopes to La Chapelle d’Abondance and start the long and gentle climb up the banks of the Dranse to Châtel on newly laid out paths.