E-Bike World Tour: Athletes
Compete with the best
Nathalie Schneitter, Nadine Sapin, Marco Fontana, Christoph Sauser, and the formidable duo of Florian Golay and Olivier Grossrieder have already confirmed they will compete in the E-Bike World Tour 2021 elite races. Experienced amateurs can also sign up.
Verbier, Switzerland, July 07, 2021 – Are we looking at the most demanding e-bike races on the planet? Absolutely. The scheduled E-Bike World Tour Elite races will push racers to the limits. Over two or three days, depending on the event, the 2021 races will take no prisoners. Balancing physical, technical, and mechanical elements – not forgetting battery management – they will provide a rounded challenge for the discipline’s most determined riders.
“The E-Bike World Tour coming to Tignes-Val d’Isère is the result of the great success of the events in Verbier. Bringing the concept to France will create another big event that the industry, visitors, and riders can look forward to. I can’t wait to explore new trails, to take part in the exciting races, and to soak up the atmosphere in the event village.”
– Christoph Sauser, Cross-country mountain bike World Champion and Olympic medallist
“What I love about Verbier’s E-Tour du Mont Blanc is that it’s a pairs race. I was already doing ski mountaineering races with Florian Golay [his loyal teammate], and it’s something that really motivates me. Also, I can’t wait to explore the Tignes-Val d’Isère region, race at altitude, and discover new trails. To succeed in this sort of competition, everything has to fall into place, and you have to manage the physical part, the equipment, etc. Whatever the case, I always try to enjoy it as much as possible.”
- Olivier Grossrieder, winner of the 2019 and 2020 events
The dates to note are:
- July 30 and 31 for the E-Tour de Haute Tarentaise - Tignes Val d’Isère E-Bike Festival
- August 11 to 13 for the E-Tour du Mont Blanc – Verbier E-Bike Festival
- 24 and 25 June 2022 for the Flachau E-Bike Festival (rescheduled for next year due to pandemic restrictions)
What awaits participants:
Over two days in Tignes-Val d’Isère and three days for the finale in Verbier, the discipline’s specialists will link back-to-back timed stages, rally-style, in a race where action and adventure are the keywords.
Expect around 5,000 meters of climbing for an average of 100km per day – figures possible thanks to battery charging at food stops scheduled for midday each day.
Note that Tignes-Val d’Isère’s Haute Tarentaise E-Tour will be raced solo between the two resorts, whereas the E-Tour du Mont Blanc is a pairs race with entries limited to 30 teams and two stops scheduled in Courmayeur and Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.
Although reserved for the best e-bikers, the events are open to any riders keen for a challenge. Interested parties can send a personal overview, sporting CV, and motivations here.
Registration is now open on the websites of Tignes-Val d’Isère and Verbier.
Prize money is a mighty €10,000 for the Haute Tarentaise E-Tour in Tignes and Val d’Isère and US$20,000 for Verbier’s E-Tour du Mont Blanc!
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