What's your next Audax?

Ridgeway

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Nice one last Sunday AM, Cyclotour du Leman. Scrapped in at 4hrs 59mins for the 176km but lost time in the last section due to 2 crashes (not me) but i had to check on the poor fellas that fell, both were fine. Also had a loose steerer tube/handlebar worry, wasn't too bad but did cause me to stop and check it and also take my time a bit. Dropped from an ave +37kmh to 35kmh finally although i probably did 100km on the front as very few seemed to want to do any work... and i couldn't keep up with the fast boys who were ave +40kmh:rolleyes: next year i'll have a plan:okay:

Was a tad cold as well:laugh: no idea how some boys managed in shorts and summer jerseys :wacko: they also had funky looking bikes and no socks.....

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I'm not the thread police, this is just FYI:
Those events aren't audax/randonees, and are NOTHING like any audax that I am aware of.
(for one thing you'd be unlucky to see 2 crashes in 1 event - not sure I've seen 2 crashes in total!)

Quick google ...

Cyclotour du Léman
https://www.region-du-leman.ch › cyclotour-du-leman


The Cyclotour du Léman is a popular cycling race which is open to all – both amateur and keen sportsmen and women.
 

Ridgeway

Über Member
Good point, i'm never sure of the definitions between Fondo, GF, Sportives and Audax, especially as we seem to see more and more Ultra GF and other variations. Seems the lines have blurred some what:okay:
 

footloose crow

Über Member
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Cornwall. UK
I'm not the thread police, this is just FYI:
Those events aren't audax/randonees, and are NOTHING like any audax that I am aware of.
(for one thing you'd be unlucky to see 2 crashes in 1 event - not sure I've seen 2 crashes in total!)

Quick google ...
Cyclotour du Léman
https://www.region-du-leman.ch › cyclotour-du-leman


The Cyclotour du Léman is a popular cycling race which is open to all – both amateur and keen sportsmen and women.
Agreed not an audax in the UK sense of the term but an interesting report nonetheless and happy to see it here. The average speed was a bit intimidating though, even on a flat route. TdF riders average about 40kmh over the whole Tour I think. My average on an (albeit reasonably hilly) audax is usually about 22kmh!
 

Ming the Merciless

There is no mercy
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Good point, i'm never sure of the definitions between Fondo, GF, Sportives and Audax, especially as we seem to see more and more Ultra GF and other variations. Seems the lines have blurred some what:okay:
Because audax is not defined by it being a just a long ride. An event of the types you mention, for instance being 300km, doesn’t make it an audax. The way events are run and the rules they follow makes all the difference.

Similarly, me running 400m round the block does not mean I’m blurring the lines with the Olympic 400m final.
 
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