Thursday October 19 2017

It's Annecy! Cycling's most iconic sportive announced

Organisers of the Tour De France have announced the date and route for the 2018 L'Etape Du Tour, with Manchester's Sports Tours International as an Official Tour Operator.

It's Annecy! Cycling's most iconic sportive announced

The 2018 L'Etape Du Tour will be staged on the 8th July 2018 starting from the beautiful French alpine town of Annecy covering a distance of 150 kilometres, and finishing in Le Grand Bornand taking in over 4000 meters of mountain climbs including the Col de Romme and the Col de la Colombiere. Both were made famous in 2009 at Stage 17 of Le Tour which saw Alberto Contador ignore team orders and leave Lance Armstrong behind.

Official Tour Operator Sports Tours International now in its 47th year of supporting the world's largest and most iconic events will be offering exclusive packages for the event. Packages include guaranteed entries one week ahead of the official registration opening, up to 4 star hotel accommodation, airport transfers, overland bike transfers, bike rental and official Team Sports Tours International support from the most experienced tours representatives in cycling.

Speaking about her experience of taking part in the 2017 L’Etape du Tour, double Olympic Gold medallist and Sports Tours International ambassador, Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE, said:

“It was a fantastic experience to ride a stage of the Tour de France and as I was travelling with Sports Tours International, the only thing I had to worry about was the pedalling”

Commenting on today's announcement Sports Tours International's Head of International Operations, Alex D’Waard said “We are delighted to offer our customers the opportunity to be amongst the first cyclists in the world to secure a place at the 2018 L'Etape Du Tour starting in Annecy. We have created a fantastic hassle free support package for our customers so they can concentrate on taking part in the biggest cycling challenge of their lives."

For further details visit https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/events/etape-du-tour/


"It was a fantastic experience to ride a stage of the Tour de France and as I was travelling with Sports Tours International, the only thing I had to worry about was the pedalling"
Joanna Rowsell-Shand MBE

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