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GreenEDGE Travel Tour de France Weekend on Cobbles

Join former GreenEDGE team captain and 17 time Tour de France rider Stuart O’Grady on his hallowed turf as the peloton cross no fewer than 15 cobbled sections on the roads between Arras and Roubaix, including the five-star sector of Mons-en-Pevele, in what is shaping up to be a most decisive stage of in the 105th edition of Le Tour de France.

GreenEDGE Travel will have you enjoying first-class Official VIP hospitality and Belgian beer combined with the experience of tackling the iconic cobbled sectors of Paris – Roubaix under the guidance of your host, 2007 winner Stuart O’Grady. This unique Le Tour experience is not to be missed!

Tour Highlights:

  • Experience the excitement of the Stage 9 Roubaix finish in the official Le Tour VIP hospitality
  • Meet team Mitchelton-SCOTT and group dinner hosted by 2007 Paris Roubaix winner Stuart O’Grady
  • Ride the iconic cobbled sectors of Northern France including d’Arenberg Forest
  • Professional staff and mechanical support
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Day 1

Bienvenue

July 13, 2018 / Difficulty
/ Distance 40km

This morning we will welcome you on your ‘Weekend on Cobbles’ tour at Lille train station where our GreenEDGE Travel staff will be waiting to greet you and transfer in our vans to our premium hotel for then next three nights. Once checked into the hotel and freshened up we will set up our bikes and head out for a short ride around the region to stretch our legs.

This evening we will head out for dinner as a group where we will all get to know one another before our weekend begins tomorrow.

Today’s ride: 40km light roll around the region

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Day 2

Ride the Cobbles

July 14, 2018 / Difficulty
/ Distance 70km

This morning we welcome our tour host, 2007 Paris-Roubaix winner and 17 time Tour de France finisher, Stuart O’Grady who will lead us on a ride around the famous cobbled sectors of Northern France, most of which will be part of tomorrow’s epic Stage 9. Stuart was the innagural team captain for GreenEDGE Cycling and will offer great insight into the importance of the cobbled for team Mitchelton-SCOTT.

Stuart expertly navigated the roads we will ride today in 2007 to be the first Australian in history to hold aloft the famous Roubaix cobblestone trophy. The day was not without drama however with Stuey puncturing in the d’Arenberg Forest and even snapping his crank in the beginning of the race. But his solo effort in the final sectors and into the velodrome was one for the ages and you can revisit this history by his side today.

Stuey will take us into the Roubaix showers and we may even bump into some his old mates around the region along the way.

Following our incredible day we will head to team Mitchelton-SCOTT’s team hotel to meet the rider’s have a beer with with directors and tour the team bus and bikes.

Today’s ride: 60-70km of famous Classics roads including over 5km of cobbles sectors.

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Day 3

Roubaix VIP

July 15, 2018 / Difficulty
/ Distance 40km

After breakfast this morning we will head out on our bikes, riding along the Tour de France route to the stage finish alongside the Velodrome in Roubaix. Once at the finish we will enjoy Le Tour’s official Izoard VIP hospitality on the finish line where we will be treated to champagne and canapes as we watch the broadcast on French TV before the riders arrive for the dramatic stage 9 finish. Will one of the GC favourites crash out today?

After what is expected to be a dramatic finish we will again head over to the team bus to meet the team and get a rundown of the stage from Matt White.

Today’s ride: 40km along the Stage 9 course

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Day 4

Bon Voyage

July 16, 2018 / Difficulty

This morning we invite our guests to enjoy breakfast at the hotel before checking out. Our staff will then assist you with your transfer before saying Bon Voyage! We trust you’ve had a wonderful experience with GreenEDGE Travel and hope to tour with you again.

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Inclusions
  • 3 night’s premium accommodation in Kortrijk, Belgium
  • Hosted by 17 time Tour de France finisher, Stuart O’Grady
  • Exclusive drinks with team at their hotel after Stage 8 of the Tour de France
  • Exclusive team Mitchelton-SCOTT meet and greet at Stage 9 finish in Roubaix
  • Visit the Roubaix showers with 2007 Paris-Roubaix winner, Stuart O’Grady
  • VIP Izoard Hospitality in Roubaix including canapes and drinks
  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 group dinners and 2 lunches
  • Return transfers from Lille train station
  • Air-conditioned vehicles with on-course accreditation
  • Professional staff and mechanical support
  • Support vehicles on all rides
  • Tour de France welcome package including Road Book and Official TdF Merchandise discount voucher
  • GreenEDGE Travel Merchandise Pack valued at over $250 including team Mitchelton-SCOTT gear
Exclusions
  • Airfares
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals, drinks and snacks other than those specified
  • Bike Hire – available on request.

Prices available in three currencies:

EURO

€1,895 per person, twin share

€195 single supplement

 

UNITED STATES DOLLARS

$2,250 per person, twin share

$235 single supplement

 

AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS

$2,995 per person, twin share

$295 single supplement

 

BRITISH POUND

£1,695 per person, twin share

£175 single supplement

 

Add Ons

Bike Hire – available on request.

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GreenEDGE Travel Tour de France Weekend on Cobbles

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