Guides & Documents

Practical information

This cyclosportive is a mass event open to riders of all levels 16 years old or more with a medical certificate. Around 1,000 participants are expected at the start of the event.

Included

  • An official jersey
    to be worn during the event
  • A welcome pack
  • Individual chip timing
    on the entire route
  • Course signage
  • Access to the Start village
  • Mechanical assistance and broom wagon
    the day before and on the day of the race
  • Safety in the race
    motorbikes, cars and 150 volunteers
  • Medical assistance
  • Drinks on the course
  • A medal and a diploma for all finishers
  • A meal at the finish
  • Access to the bike park in the arrival area
  • 1 raffle ticket
  • Vehicle parking
    close to the departure / arrival area
  • Not Included:

    Meals for accompanying persons, the official bib shorts and socks, equipment insurance.

Each participant will receive a special edition jersey featuring the anniversary logo of the Laughing Cow® brand.


Bib short, gloves and socks are optional.

The Race

The 100 Years Sportive of The Laughing Cow® is a timed endurance event open to cyclists of all levels. Some riders will aim for a spot on the podium; others will simply try to finish within the time cuts.

All routes will be timed from start to finish via a chip attached to each participants' handlebars.

Prizes: winners will receive a cup, a bouquet of flowers and a selection of local food specialties. Every participant who completes a course will receive a finisher's medal.

Overall Rankings (scratch) – Road

The first 3 men and women of each Road and Gravel course will be awarded.

The first Franc-Comtois* (Male and Female) of each course will be rewarded by the Crédit Agricole Franche-Comté with baskets filled with Jura products.
*Includes registrants with a Jura, Doubs or Haute-Saône zip code.

Overall rankings (scratch) – Gravel

– The top 3 men and women will be awarded.
– 1st VTT man
– 1and MTB woman.

Classifications by category – Road

The first 3 men and women in each category will win prizes for the Road routes.

Parasport – Road & Gravel

One or more specific rankings will be determined prior to the start for each Road and Gravel route depending on the list of starters.

W1Women 18-30yo / Road (Short course: 16 / 30 yo)
W2Women 31-40yo / Road
W3Women 41-50yo / Road
W4Women 51-60yo / Road
W5Women 61+ yo / Road
M1Men 18-30yo / Road (Short course: 16-30yo)
M2Men 31-40yo / Road
M3Men 41-50yo / Road
M4Men 51-60yo / Road
M5Men 61+ yo / Road

Questions

  • How do I remove my race number?

    In the race village:

    • The Friday before the event: from 14h to 18h45
    • .

    • Saturday morning: from 7.45 to 8.45 for the gravel event / from 9.00 to 18.45 for the Sunday events.
    • Sunday morning: from 6.45am
  • How is the draw going?

    An exceptional prize draw will be held for all participants wearing the event jersey. The draw will take place in the exhibitor villages, at around 3pm.

    The winners must collect their prizes in person on presentation of their licence, identity card or race number. No prize will be sent or exchanged.

    All the participants (cyclo+gravel) are included in the draw (under respect of the rules).
    Rules and prize money can be consulted on the page practical information.

  • How about the post-race meal?

    The catering area will be located at the start/finish are and open from 11:15 am to 3:30 pm. A secure bicycle park will be available for participants near the restaurant area.

    Each participant will be given a meal ticket. Additional meal tickets for accompanying persons can be booked at the time of registration.

  • Where can I shower and eat?

    Sanitary facilities and dining room will be available to all and in number at the Municipal Kitchen of Lons-le-Saunier (arrival area, 635 Rue du Levant, 39000 Lons-le-Saunier).
    *The sanitary measures in force will not allow the provision of showers to the participants.

  • What is the event safety setup?

    We will have radio-connected drivers, motorcyclists and over 150 signaleurs.

    A request for right-of-way regime has been filed with the prefecture, however each participant is required to ride on the right hand side of the road and to follow the highway code.

  • What about technical assistance?

    A mechanics stand will be at your disposal on Saturday 25th September in the event village for last minute checks. That said, each participant is required to have a bike in good working order and carry his or her own basic repair equipment.

    Private support vehicles are not allowed.

    The organisation’s insurance does not cover material damage. It is up to each participant to insure his or her equipment for use in competition.

  • Do I have to wear the official event jersey?

    The official event jersey must be worn at all times during the ride and is a condition for participation in the raffle draw. In case of bad weather conditions, a jacket may be worn over the jersey.

    The jersey will not be exchangeable or returnable after registration so please make sure to consult the sizing guide before registering.

    Please note that the jerseys are form fitting. We recommend that you consider sizing up.

  • What gear is allowed?

    • Gravel: Gravel, CX bike (minimum 34mm tyre section recommended), E-Bikes & MTB. Participants on mountain bikes will be placed in a second pen.
    • Cyclosportive : only traditional road bikes (no extensions or disc wheels). E-bikes allowed on the short course (hiking mode, without classification)
  • Will there be pit stops on the course?

    Yes. They will be marked on the maps and course profiles and reminded to participants at the start of the event.

    Competitors may be supplied by their friends at any other point on the course, as long as that the provider is a pedestrian standing on the right-hand side of the road and that they do not affect the safety of the event and the other participants. The refueling of a rider from a moving vehicle is strictly forbidden and will result in the immediate disqualification of the participant.

  • Do I need a licence or a medical certificate?

    Are you a FFC, UFOLEP, FSGT, FFTRI, or FF Handisport licence holder? If so your 2021 licence will serve as a medical certificate. Foreign, FFCT or FF Vélo licences will not be accepted.

    If you are not a licence holder a doctor’s medical certificate less than a year old certifying that you are free of any medical contraindication to the practice of competitive cycling is mandatory. Without a valid medical certificate, you will not be given a bib number, nor be allowed to take the start. Liability waivers will not be accepted.

    FFC regulation: a blank medical certificate model can be downloaded below.

  • Who can take part?

    The event is open to riders of all levels, licence holders and non-licence holders, racers, cyclosportives cyclists or cyclotourists, aged 18 or above in the year of the event.

    The gravel and short course are open to riders aged 16 years and above subject to the providing of a signed parental authorisation on the day of the event.

  • What are the time limits?

    GRAVEL EVENT

    • Arrival of all competitors before 3pm at Lons-le-Saunier (635 Rue du Levant)

    ROAD EVENT

    • Passage at Clairvaux-les-Lacs before 11:10 am (for all routes)
    • Passage to Chalain Lake before 1:45 pm (for all courses)
    • Passage to Baume-les-Messieurs before 2:30 pm (long route)
    • Arrival of all competitors before 3 pm at the Stade municipal of Lons-le-Saunier

    At the time limits, the broom wagon will remove the participants’ bib numbers and pass them. The participants will then find themselves in normal traffic conditions (no signaleurs, but the course arrows will remain).

    Participants still on the road will not be excluded from the raffle draw (3:15 pm – 3:30 pm).

  • Can I have a priority bib?

    if you have an Otakam index below 10 and are registered at least 15 days before the event you will automatically be given a priority bib number.

    Otherwise, please tell us why you need a priority bib number by email.

  • Can I register at the venue on the day of?

    Contact-free online registration will be open until the day of the event and we recommended that for environmental and health reasons but it will be possible to register on location on the day of the event with your smartphone or the tools provided by the organisation.

Instructions & Documents

Picking up your bib number

Saturday 25th September from 10 am to 6.45 pm at Lons-le-Saunier (635 Rue du Levant).

Sunday 26th September from 6:45 am to 7:45 am (Long), 8:15am (Medium) and 8:45am (Short) at Lons-le-Saunier (635 Rue du Levant).

Arrival and start

Participants will be called to the start line 15 minutes before the start for a reminder of the instructions.

Medical certificate to download (PDF)

A completed and signed medical certificate must be presented by all non-FFC, UFOLEP, FSGT, and FFTRI licensee participants.

Parental authorisation model (PDF)

Short course (73 km) and Gravel: participation is open, with parental discharge, to minors born in 2005 (turning 16 during the year) or before.

Textile size guide

Regulations

Rules for the Road sportive (PDF)

3 routes – Sunday 26th September

Rules for the Gravel sportive (PDF)

1 route – Saturday 25th September

Raffle: terms of entry

The terms of entry and prize list will be added here soon.

Covid-19

Health pass, negative RT-PCR or antigenic test less than 72 hours old is mandatory for participants and accompanying persons wishing to access the village.

The organisation will, to date, take all the necessary sanitary measures to welcome everyone. In the event of cancellation, the registration fees will be refunded after deduction of the booking fees.

Visit the Jura

The department of Jura is only 2 hours from Paris by TGV. It is located in the heart of the Burgundy Franche-Comté region and borders the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.

Reach us by car with the A5, A6, A31, A36, A40 and A39 motorways.

By air via the airports of Dole-Jura, of Geneva and of Lyon St Exupéry.

By train to the stations of Dole, Mouchard, Bourg en Bresse (Ain), Frasne (Doubs), Vallorbe (Switzerland), Bellegarde (Ain).

Accommodation: tourisme-coteaux-jura.com and Airbnb.

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Pricing

A discount for the strongest: 5% off both registrations if you sign up for the GRAVEL event and one ROUTE course.

Companies/Groups: DISCOUNT depending on number of participants (minimum 7).Contact us.
Online registrations are open until the day of the event
Gravel55 €
Road - Short45 €
Road - Medium55 €
Road - Long65 €
* Every rider will receive a free jersey with his or her registration.
Official jersey *68 €
Additional meal (to be reserved with the registration)12 €
Bib shorts80 €
Socks12 €
Gloves22 €