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The Brevet Randonneur des Alpes (BRA) is THE longest-running mountain road cycling event in France. It was created in 1936 and this year is celebrating its 50th edition.
Description: BRA 2019
A major change is scheduled this year in that Bourg d'Oisans will be the base camp for the different events.
The main BRA event is 180 km long, with a total height gain of 4,300 m, taking in the Col de la Croix de Fer, Col du Glandon, the 18 switchbacks of Montvernier, the Col du Télégraphe, Col du Galibier and Col du Lautaret.
Organized every two years by Cyclotouristes Grenoblois (CTG), under the aegis of the French Cyclotouring Federation, the BRA attracts over 1,500 cyclists of all ages and all levels in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Cyclists have a choice of three events:
The BRA (Brevet de Randonneur des Alpes) in a single day.
The BAC (Brevet Alpin de Cyclotourisme) that follows the same route as the BRA, but over two days.
For this 50th edition, the "Découverte de l'Oisans, à la rencontre du BRA" is a shorter and more gentle version of the BRA.
BRA / BRA+ / super BRA / super BRA +
Sunday 21 July
BRA: 180 km with a total height gain of 4,270 m
BRA+: 187 km with a total height gain of 4,689 m
Super BRA: 201 km with a total height gain of 5,310 m
Super BRA+: 214 km with a total height gain of 5,368 m.
BAC / BAC+ / super BAC / super BAC +
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July
BAC: 180 km with a total height gain of 4,270 m
BAC+: 187 km with a total height gain of 4,689 m
Super BAC: 201 km with a total height gain of 5,310 m
Super BAC+: 214 km with a total height gain of 5,368 m.
"Découverte de l'Oisans, à la rencontre du BRA"
Three more shorter and more gentle versions of the BRA will be held on Sunday 21 July starting from Bourg d'Oisans.
50 km with a total height gain of 1,100 m
65 km with a total height gain of 1,500 m (including 15 km of gravel)
77 km with a total height gain of 1,800 m
- Cycle sports
Event organized at the Bourg d'Oisans "Foyer Municipal"
Friday 19 July from 4pm to 8pm
Saturday 20 July from 6am to 11am and from 3pm to 8pm
Sunday 21 July from 3am to 9pm.
All events start and finish in Bourg d'Oisans
Saturday 20 July > BAC: flexible start from 7am to 10am
Sunday 21 July > BRA: 3 group start times; 4am / 5am / 6 am or flexible starts from 4am to 6am
Adult: from 34 €.
38520 Le Bourg-d'Oisans