The 5th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours Cycling will be held next 24th and 25th August 2013 on the French Le Mans
circuit. This atypical event is opened to everyone by teams of 2, 4, 6 or 8 riders, but also to ultra cyclists as soloists.
This event met its public with a new 35% increase of registrations in 2012. Romain Gasnal, the event manager for CGO,
tells us “We are very attentive to rider’s cohabitation both on the track and in the pits. Participants had a perfect behavior in
the paddock but we will limit the number of teams to 550 this year (about 2500 riders)”.
The organizer wishes to control the event development and guaranty everyone’s comfort. Riders are splited into 55 pits
which mean around 10 teams in each. This space is dedicated to the race: relay strategy, warm up, follow up of the race
ranking… When registering, a majority of teams asked to share the pit with friends, making the cohabitation easier. In 2012,
an additional marquee was built behind the last 6 pits to assure an optimal comfort. To encourage riders, a spectator zone
is delimited in both sides of the Dunlop’climb, main difficulty of the track (cf photo).
Registration opened last November and at the end of January already more than 120 teams entered the race (+25%).
Among them, 40 are “100% women”, “mixed” or foreigners. To “do Le Mans”, you can not improvise! You imagine the best
relay‘ strategy and you work on the logistic to ride around the clock in the best conditions. With a wealth of experience
behind them, 48% of riders are coming for the 2nd, 3rd or 4th times, often with the objective to always cover more laps of the
Contestants have until 22nd July to register on www.24heuresvelo.fr, and discover the Le Mans unique setting. For those
who want to add the Le Mans 24 Hours Cycling to their 2013 calendar, you still have until the 28th
February to enjoy a 9% discount on registration fees.
Contact: Romain GASNAL – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 Le Mans 24 Hours Cycling: number of teams limited to 550 (about 2500 riders), a first in
the race’s story!
24 Hours Cycling 2013 :
– Registration and information: www.24heuresvelo.fr until 22
July. Maximum of 550 teams.
– Rate of engagement per person: from 110 € in a team of 8 to 275 € for a soloist
– Special rate: 9% discount in your registration fees till 28
– Bugatti Circuit: 4185 meters – Uphill: 600 meters from 3,5 % to 7% – Downhill: 1000 meters on 2 %