88% of riders come from overseas to ride La Marmotte making it one of the most international
In 2013, Bart Bury completed the course in 5hr32, a course record.
The closest airport to Alpe d'Huez is Lyon about two hours away.
You will need a print out of your registration, medical certificate & ID. Your race entry can be collected by someone else as long as they have those three things. Collection is on the two days before the sportive at Palais des Sports in Alpe d'Huez or before the race start in Bourg
The start goes off in three waves. The first is grid is based on previous times. Bookings through agents (such as us) are in the second grid. The first group sets off at 7am from Bourg at the base of Alpe d'Huez.
The finish line is in Alpe d'Huez where there is a pasta party and expo.
You have two choices for where to stay for La Marmotte. The event starts in Bourg d'Oisans and it is an easy descent back here at the finish. However, preference is to stay in Alpe d'Huez as this is where registrations are, the expo is here and you can be close to your hotel as soon as you finish.