SUNDAY MAY 21, 2017
BRIEF OVERVIEW :
La Ronde Tahitienne (The Tahitian Tour) is a timed cyclosportive road cycling event organized by the “Vélo Club de Tahiti” et des îles (The Cyclist Club of Tahiti and the Islands) that is included in the schedule of French Polynesia’s big events.
LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL PRESS
ZOOM OVER PREVIOUS YEARS
2013, 290 participants met on the velodrome for a friendly competition that included three circuits.
2014, 428 cyclists showed up, exceeding the organizers’ most optimistic expectations.
2015, 497 cyclists participated in one of three cyclosportive events held in a stunning location.
2016, a record of 517 participants was registred for this 5th edition.
2011 : Jimmy CASPER (France)
2013 : Samuel LAYZELL (Australia)
2014 : Samuel LAYZELL (Australia)
2015 : Manarii LAURENT (Tahiti)
2016 : Liam AITCHESON (New-Zealand)
SATURDAY MAY 20
Pick up timing chips at the city hall
of Papeete between 10:00am and
SUNDAY MAY 21
Sign-up at Park Bougainville from
6:00am - 7:45am
• 8:00am : departure
• 8:30am : arrival of the first tour
• 11:00am : arrivals of the other
• 11:30am : concert
• 1:00pm : award ceremony
• 1:30pm : end of the event
CYCLING AND TOURISM
Other than the fact that pedaling along our roads next to the sea or on trails throughout the interior of the island is a very pleasant way to explore the country, the organizers of the Ronde Tahitienne want to contribute to the development of tourism in French Polynesia.
Therefore, a program has been created for sportive people from abroad who would like to enjoy an active vacation in one of the most beautiful places on the planet while exploring the stunning landscapes of French Polynesia.