La Ronde Tahitienne

SUNDAY MAY 21, 2017

Sponsored by Henri SANNIER and with the exceptionnal participation of Bernard HINAULT.
Registered in the international UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) and national FFC (Fédération Française de Cyclisme) calendars.

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.

 

Photo of Circle Contest in Tahiti
Photo of the Tahitian Cirlce Island

LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL PRESS

Inspired by his participation in La Ronde Tahitienne 2015 and 2016, the Editor-in-Chief for the website “Velo 101” honors us with his return this year. Of note, this event is inscribed on the International Cycling Event Calendar (UCI) as well as on the national calendar of the Fédération Française de Cyclisme. This year again, the n°1 cyclist magazine of New Zealand “New-Zealand Road Cyclist Magazine” evokes the event in its various issues. The magazine “LE CYCLE”, in its special issue of October 2015, ranked La Ronde Tahitienne among the 50 most beautiful cycling events in the world and this year the readers of the magazine have elected the jersey of La Ronde Tahitienne 2016 as the most beautiful jersey of France.

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.

AWARDS :
2011 : Jimmy CASPER (France)
2013 : Samuel LAYZELL (Australia)
2014 : Samuel LAYZELL (Australia)
2015 : Manarii LAURENT (Tahiti)
2016 : Liam AITCHESON (New-Zealand)

SCHEDULE

SATURDAY MAY 20
Pick up timing chips at the city hall
of Papeete between 10:00am and
5:00pm.

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
races
• 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.

REGISTRATION

Registration is available online only on the official website of La Ronde Tahitienne : www.larondetahitienne.com

 

¨Photo of the Tahiti Cirlcle Contest in Tahiti