The Challenge for ELA

On September 16, set off, alone or in a group, at the assault of the Col de La Gueulaz at the top of the road between Finhaut and Emosson. From 11am to 4pm, the road bringing the cyclist up to the Col will be closed to traffic from Finhaut onwards, letting you the opportunity to accumulate vertical meters and to collect funds for ELA; an association fighting against leukodystrophies. The course is open to everyone. There is absolutely no need to be a professional cyclist! We hope that you will live a unique experience, rich in emotions and filled up with unforgettable moments.

How does it work?

Find sponsors who agree to sponsor you > Get sponsored by a sponsor, a company, your parents or friends; in short by anyone who agrees to support you in this sporting challenge. Set a price for every meter of atitude gained (CHF 73.50 if the sponsor gives 10 cents per meter of elevation gain, for example).

Registration > Register on the Website: by filling out the corresponding form. We are waiting for you on the day of the event to encourage you.

After the effort, the comfort > A diploma attesting to your magnificent effort will be issued to you. Then, you will be able to take advantage of the various animations of the event. After your journey, a diploma attesting to your magnificent effort will be issued to you !

For those who wish to go for a shortened version of the long road course or mountainbike, we invite you to participate in the challenge for ELA. Cycle from Finhaut to Emosson by road or mountain bike and accumulate ascending elevation in favor of ELA ! Note that you also have the opportunity to ride an electric bike on the way up. The chronometer will start during your departure, in front of Finhaut train station.

With an average gradient of 6.7%, the route will take you for a 8.1km ride from an altitude comprised in between 1230m and 1935m. You will have the opportunity to climb therefore 735m up on a beautiful mountain road and in complete freedom ! The start will be given in front of Finhaut train station. After crossing the village, you will contiune your route towards the Col de la Gueulaz, just before the Emosson Dam. You can then relive the emotions of the arrival stage of the Tour de France 2016. Thrills guaranteed !

Once at the top, the participants will have plenty of time to refuel before heading down to Finhaut and reheating for a new ascent. The goal is to accumulate the maximum ascent elevation you can in favor of ELA from 11am onwards.