Frequently asked questions (faq)
Registration and Payment
Participation in the l'Etape Czech Republic is open to everyone older than 16 years old. Competition categories can be found in the race regulations. Just fill in the race registration on this website and pay the entry fee.
The only difference is in the distance and the number of measured segments of mountain and sprint bonuses.
Competitors will start the routes separately. The Long Route race will start first at 10:00 a.m., and the Short Route race will start at 11:30 a.m.
Yes! However, it is necessary to keep in mind that team members do not compete in the individual classification. The registration of a team member takes place by entering the name of the team in the appropriate field in the registration form. The minimum number of team members is five, the maximum is not limited. The order of the teams is the sum of the times of the four best riders. Team categories include the classification of men's teams, women's teams and mixes.
No, it's not. The voucher contains a code that works as a 100% discount on the entry fee for the respective route. It is necessary for the recipient to go through the race registration process and fill in the complete details. In the last 4th step of the registration process, there is an option to enter the code from the voucher to "cash out" the registration and then complete with zero payment.
Vouchers could be purchased on ticketportal.cz, sportprozivot.cz or individually with payment by bank transfer.
Online registration is open on the website www.letape.cz until Thursday 9 June at 20.00.
On-site registration will only be available on Friday, June 10 from 4pm to 8pm at the L'Etape village in the PREZENCE tent. The price for on-site registration is 4 990 CZK. Payment is only possible by credit card.
Complementary and recommended gear
Compulsory equipment is a properly fastened bicycle helmet, bike with road handlebars and tires about maximum width of 35mm.
The race cannot be completed with a time trial/triathlon handlebar.
1. Replacement inner tubes of the appropriate size (and valve size) and mounting pins
2. Pump or bomb
3. Multi wrench with chain riveter
4. ID card
5. Insurance card
6. Refreshments and drinking regime
Starting number and rider's bib
The rider's bib will be available to pick-up in the PREZENCE tent located behind the entrance to the L'Etape village in Strahov on Friday 10 June from 16.00 to 20.00.
To pick up the rider's bib on Saturday, June 11 from 8.00 am to 30 minutes before the start of the race on the given route, you must register in advance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is due to limited capacity.
All competitors registered by 5 May 2022 had the option to have their rider's bib delivered to their address. This option could be selected either at registration or in the subsequent check-in process. All those who registered after this date or did not fill in the additional check-in form by 5 May must pick up the bib at Strahov, primarily on Friday 10 June from 16.00 to 20.00.
Please email us as soon as possible at email@example.com to request to pick up your packet on the Saturday before the race. This is a limited capacity option and therefore you must sign up for a pick-up this far in advance. The packet drop for each route closes 30 minutes before the start of the race.
All undelivered packages will be returned to us and can be picked up at the L'Etape village in Strahov on Friday 10 June from 16.00 to 20.00 or on Saturday 11 June, no later than half an hour before the start of the race on the given route.
The start number is placed on the front of the handlebars using the included plastic pull-tabs. The number must not be bent or folded for proper functionality.
The correct placement of the sticker on the seat tube is illustrated on the sticker itself.
Friday 10. 6.
On Friday from 16.00 Vaníčkova Street will no longer be passable for passenger traffic. It is recommended to arrive in the direction of Bělohorská Street from Břevnov (from Malovanka) and park in the parking lot P1, where parking will be organized by designated staff. In no case park at the bus stop by the L'Etape Village.
Due to the limited capacity of Strahov, we have introduced paid parking, which could be purchased as part of the registration process, check-in or at the attendance booth on Friday. The card must be visibly hung on the inside rear view mirror upon arrival.
Parking P1 - this is for those who have paid for parking in advance and will be carrying the parking card they received with their start number. Access to this car park is recommended from Bělohorské Street in the local part of Malovanka. From Smichov, access will be possible only until 9:30, when Atletická Street is still passable.
Parking P2 - is intended for those who want to buy a parking space on the day of the event. Access is recommended from Tomanovi Street from Vypich. Between 9:50-10:20 and 11:20-11:50 the access to the parking lot is closed due to the race starts. The capacity of the parking lot is limited and in case it fills up we recommend to park in the streets of Břevnov between Bělohorská and Tomanova streets, where the zones are not valid on the weekend, and arrive to the race center by bike.
RVs and caravans - have a designated space within Parking 1. In case of paying the fee (400 CZK) it is possible to park from Friday to Sunday in the designated area (you will be directed by the organizers). Payment could be made at registration/check-in and, if available, at the information kiosk on Friday.
For more information on traffic restrictions at the race venue, please click here.
At the start of the race, participants are sorted into several blocks based on their performance from last year and the data entered during the registration/check-in process. Long Route racers have a black bib with numbers from 1 to 1,200, Short Route racers have a white bib with numbers from 2,001 to 3,200.
The entrances to the starting blocks are marked by the range of start numbers and are as follows:
1 to 50/2001 to 2050
51 to 199/2051 to 2199
200 to 399/2200 to 2399 (teams)
400 to 599/2400 to 2599
600 to 799/2600 to 2799
over 800/over 2800
If you are not satisfied with your starting block and you think you should be more in front/back, you need to visit the PREZENCE tent and ask for a Wild Card, which is a sticker on the starting number that entitles you to enter a certain starting block. If you want to improve your position, you need to provide relevant reasons, ideally results in other cycling races.
Changes in the registration
The entry fee can be returned free of charge up to 30 days before the start of the race. In the period from 29 to 7 days before the race, the cancellation fee is 50% of the entry fee. If the participation in the race is cancelled less than 7 days before the start, the cancellation fee is 100%.
As a part of the registration process, it is possible to purchase entry fee transfer insurance, which entitles the registered rider to transfer the entry fee to another person. No additional fees will be charged by the organizer for this transfer.
Yes, it is possible, at the latest on Friday 10 June in the PREZENCE tent. However, we strongly recommend that you notify us of this change in advance by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org. In case a start number has already been assigned, a new start number must be issued to the competitor, which will incur a fee of 200 CZK. The number for the original route must be defaced or returned in the PREZENCE tent.
Unfortunately, according to our terms and conditions this is not possible. This is in order to avoid the emergence of a black market with entry fees due to the progressive price increase and also because of the agreement of the conditions of participation in the race, which each participant confirms at registration.
Yes, it is possible to transfer the entry fee to the next edition of the race. Just email us on: email@example.com
Course of the race
The start of the race on the Long Route is on Saturday 11th June at 10.00. The starting blocks for the ranking of competitors open at 9.30.
The start of the Short Route race is on Saturday 11 June at 11.30. The starting blocks for the order of competitors open at 11.00.
The start time is the same for all competitors and starts at the moment of the start (not when the competitor passes the Start Gate).
The first 8 kilometres or so of the route are non-racing. The sharp start will take place on the border of Prague and the Central Bohemian Region before Hostivice and will be signalled from the director's car.
The time limit for completing the race on the Short Route is about 21 km/h, for the Long Route the limit is stricter 25.5 km/h. The last competitor counted in the results will cross the finish line at Strahov at 15:50.
At the end of the race at the level of the time limit, a marked vehicle of the organizer will drive. If the competitor is overtaken by this vehicle, his starting number will be withdrawn and he will finish the race. A DNF will be indicated next to his name on the results list.
If the competitor is overtaken by this vehicle of the organizer, his starting number is withdrawn and he becomes an ordinary road user. He may drive to the finish line on his own, provided that he fully respects the rules of the road. The other option is to be taken to the finish by a collection bus which will travel at the end of the entire race convoy. It is also possible to board the bus with a bike.
One neutral technical support vehicle will be on each route. As there will be around 1000 competitors starting the race on each route, we recommend self-sufficiency in this matter.
Official team mechanical cars are prohibited.