Archive for March, 2012

Summer cycle races

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Cycling fans can enjoy two exciting road bike events in the area this summer. On Saturday 7th July, ‘La Marmotte’ will see amateur competitors tackling major mountain passes. This annual, one-day cyclosportive event is thought to have been the first of its kind and remains not only one of the most popular in Europe but also the hardest. The route is 174 km long and takes competitors over the Col du Glandon, Col du Telegraphe, Col du Galibier and finishes at the top of the Alpe d’Huez, one of the most famous Tour de France climbs. Then on 12th and 13th July, the Tour de France itself leaves Albertville and heads through the Hautes Alpes, passing within an hour’s drive of Maison Clarée.

Serre Chevalier Derby

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

The Serre Chevalier Freeride Derby will take place on 8th April, following straight on from the freeriding event in La Meije, home of extreme skiing.

Slalom

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

On 7th and 8th April 2012 the Fischer Masters Elite Challenge Tour final Super-G, Giant and Slalom ski races will take place in Villeneuve, one of the ski areas in Serre Chevalier.

Snowboard championship

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

There will be high excitement in Serre Chevalier from 22nd to 25th March 2012 when the French junior snowboard championships hit the slopes. Serre Chevalier has been described by worldsnowboardguide.com as ‘one of the best resorts in France… this great resort has heaps of major terrain’.