Following the preventive actions taken against COVID-19 (better known as coronavirus), the Brevet des Alpes, initially scheduled for August 22, 2020 had to cancel this year's edition and postpone it to August 21st, 2021. We attach the link to the organizer's statement here.
Despite this unfortunate cancellation in 2020, the Brevet des Alpes will return to the Swiss Alps in 2021 to celebrate its 42nd edition on August 21st, 2021, hosted by the village of Andermatt. The Brevet des Alpes is a cycling event which welcomes more than 3,000 cyclists annually in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Five picturesque but demanding routes are proposed by Swiss Cycling, so that each participant may find a circuit suited to their level and aspirations:
- Platin Tour, a breathtaking circuit with 5 passes, over 264 kilometers and more than 7,000 meters of vertical climb
- Gold Tour, a demanding route of 206 kilometers and 5,000 meters of elevation gain
- Silber Tour, a 103-kilometer race challenging the Nufenen and Gotthard passes
- Bronze Tour, an accessible challenge of 59 kilometers linking Obergoms to Andermatt
Breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps, its snow-capped peaks, its rivers, and its fauna are guaranteed on the Brevet des Alpes’ routes, all of which will pass by the legendary Nufenen Pass, a few kilometers from the Italian border. Prepare your legs, eyes and lungs and head to Andermatt on August 21st, 2021 for an incredible cycling adventure!
All Brevet des Alpes races end in the village of Andermatt.
The Bronze Tour, unlike the other races, starts from Obergroms and immediately sets off to climb the Nufenen pass at 1,120 meters above sea level before descending on Airolo to then attack the famous Gotthard pass and its legendary hairpin bends. Upon conquering this last difficulty, all that remains is to join the finish line in Andermatt.
The Silber Tour starts from Andermatt for a 103-kilometer loop, which first passes through Realp before embarking on a climb to the Furka pass and then joining paths with the Bronze Tour route through the Nufenen pass, Airolo and the Gotthard pass to the finish line in Andermatt.
The Gold Tour shares the route of the Silber Tour via Realp and the Furka and Nufenen passes before heading off to the Lukmanier and Oberalp passes and finishing on a 10 km descent until the finish in Andermatt.
The route of the Platin Tour is the most demanding of the Brevet des Alpes. After a departure from Andermatt, the cyclists registered on this route will attack the Sustenpass and its 9% slopes. After refueling, they will continue to the Grimsel pass, followed by a technical descent before climbing the main challenge of the route: the Nufenen pass. Competitors will be able to catch their breath on the 60-kilometer descent that follows the ascent of Switzerland’s highest pass, before taking on the Lukmanier and Oberalp passes and crossing the finish line in Andermatt.
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Friday 20th August 2021:
- 2PM – 9PM: Race kit retrieval and Expo Village
- 5PM – 9PM: Pasta Party
- 7:30PM: Race brief
Saturday 21st August 2020:
START TIMES TO BE CONFIRMED