American inspiration. Ultra-cycling was born in 1982 on the other side of the Atlantic with the creation of Race Across America considered the toughest cycling race in the World. Competitors cross the continent from West to East covering 5,000 km. Currently, the record is held by Austrian Christopher Strasser in less than 8 days! Other ultra-distance races have been created since, but not in France.
This anomaly has now been fixed. Race Across France is the first ultra-cycling race in the country where the Tour de France was born. To pay tribute to its American big sister and create a bridge of friendship between our two countries, Race Across France invites cyclists to take on a fabulous 2,600 km challenge, set in locations honouring the memory of the most important hours of our common History.
The race starts on the Mediterranean beaches, a tribute to our allies’ landings in Provence. The circuit then goes through the Alps and many cols among the highest landmarks of cycling races. A huge challenge and a fabulous journey to reach the finish line in Le Touquet, an exhilarating high point for all competitors, particularly those from foreign countries.
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Start-line, check-points, finish line. We- and our cyclists even more- need your enthusiasm, your passion. In return, we invite you to experience an extraordinary adventure, to share unique moments made of singular encounters. All the beauty and magic provided by cycling.
Developed by La route est belle -as is Race Across France- the Ultra Grand Tour Paris offers a magical 540 km loop, all around the Grand Paris. Connect 3 stage-cities with exceptional heritage: Chantilly - Fontainebleau - Rambouillet-Chantilly. Take on an exceptional sports challenge while discovering the beauties of the capital region.