Entries open for La Marmotte
The date for next year's Marmotte Cyclosportive has been announced as 2nd July. In a break from tradition, 2017's event will be run on a Sunday (Sportcommunication tell us that the local Gendarmerie have become concerned with traffic disruption on the race's usual Saturday start, so this change may well be permanent).
This year's route is the normal historic one, taking in the Cols du Glandon, du Télégraphe, du Galibier, descending the Col du Lauteret before tackling the famous 21 hairpins of L'Alpe D'Huez.
As usual, French Cycling Holidays has guaranteed entries to the event and luxury accommodation in L'Alpe D'Huez; and as usual we will have 2 private feed stations so you can avoid the crush at the official ones! If you want to take part in this historic event, details are here: http://www.frenchcyclingholidays.com/tours/la-marmotte