Ride with Chiappucci on the stage that has made him the star of Tour de France in 1992

Ride with Chiappucci on the stage that has made him the star of Tour de France in 1992

23th July 2022 – 30th July 2022
Difficulty level: challenging


Why choosing this training camp:
  • Climb towards Sestriere with El Diablo, on the road where Chiappucci was glorious
  • A pleasant italian lunch in July: eat a plate of agnolotti in an open-air restaurant on Langhe hills
  • The lunar view of the Casse Deserte on the top of Izoard

On July 18, 1992, the Tour de France recorder one of the most memorable days ever. An Italian racer, Claudio Chiappucci, was the protagonist the thirteenth stage of that Tour in the most audacious and courageous way, a breakaway of almost all 245 km, despite being among the contenders for the yellow jersey. In this training camp you will live again those moments pedalling with Claudio for one day on the same routes that were the scene of that sensational Tour's stage. During the week Ian Jenner's training camp Rule 5 Cycling Coaching will help you develop a more effective workout, understanding your mistakes and improving your technique. Included in the package is a free 3 months training program before the training camp to get in the best shape with Ian Jenner, British Cycling and Training Peaks Coach. A prestigious accommodation, the constant assistance of our staff, and extra-cycling activities such as wine tasting in the Langhe, UNESCO site for its beautiful ladscabe and world renown wines, complete the program of a truly prestigious week.

Accommodation : Grand Hotel Besson. 


Day 1 | Arrival in Sauze D'Oulx

4 0 km, 200 m   

Our holiday manager will pick you up at Turin airport to reach Sauze D'Oulx for the hotel check in. Welcome by our staff and briefing, equipment check up and bike positioning, and in the afternoon first group to get rid of the toxins accumulated during the trip. Dinner at the hotel.


Day 2 | Bardonecchia 

7 7 km, 1.700 m  

Today we will ride a loop, pedalling through Montgenevre pass to cross the French border, like several times during this holiday. Upon returning to the hotel, our daily post-workout refreshment and relaxation by the pool will await us. Data analysis and technical feedback from Rule5 Cycling Coaching. Dinner at the hotel.


Day 3 | The Izoard  

53 km, 2.000 m

The presence of our van will allow us to tackle by bike only the ascending part of the route that will take us to the spectacular lunar expanse of the Casse Deserte Izoard. This will be another appointment with the historical stages of French cycling history. Dinner at the hotel. Data analysis and technical feedback from Rule5 Cycling Coaching.


Day 4 | Langhe, touris tour, visit to villages and winery.   

0 km, 0 m  

Today we will not touch the bike and we will recover for the exceptional stage awaiting for us tomorrow. Our staff will take you to the famous Langhe for a toss with the world-renowned Barolo wine and a taste of Piedmontese dishes, the right and deserved reward for the efforts of the previous three days. A sweet hilly landscape, centenary villages, will make for a day in contrast to the majestic peaks of the Alps. Dinner in hotel.


Day 5 | Tour de France stage: 18 July 1992!

70 km, 1.800 m

Today we will cover the final part of the stage that has consecrated Chiappucci as a sports hero. You will live again those extraordinary kilometres with El Diablo in person, on the same asphalt, a dream for every cycling enthusiast! Back at the hotel, toast with an aperitif to that famous day in 1992 with Claudio. But don't over do it: tomorrow something else awaits you... Data analysis and technical feedback from Rule5 Cycling Coaching.


Day 6 | Sauze d’Oulx - Colle delle Finestre

100 km, 1.100 m  

A scenic, winding alpine pass; 18 km, the last 8 of which on a dirt road, the dirt road that was made famous by the Giro D'Italia. It will be a challenging day, but it will also be a great satisfaction that will reward your perseverance. The route you will face today has been the final stretch of several stages of the Giro. So, even today, you will measure yourself with the performance of the best athletes in road cycling history. Dinner in Sauze D'Oulx at the hotel. Data analysis and technical feedback from Rule5 Cycling Coaching.


Day 7 | Conclusion

Hotel check out, farewell to Ian and Sauze D'Oulx before the airport transfer.


Price per person (minimum 6 - maximum 12 px): 

EUR 2.490,00 (taxes and VAT included) | single supplement, applied to secure a private room for solo travellers: EUR 340,00 (taxes and VAT included)

USD 2.900,00 (taxes and VAT included) | single supplement, applied to secure a private room for solo travellers: USD 390,00 (taxes and VAT included)

This tour can also be run as a private holiday, also for smaller or larger groups. Contact us for details. 


 The price includes

  • 6 nights in a 4- star hotel in a double room with half board | 6 dinners ( 5 hotel + 1 restaurant) | 2 lunches, refreshment after each workout (food and liquids) | 3 entrance fees to the spa
  • 3 months of Rule 5 Cycling Coaching training plan aimed at preparing before the start of the camp
  • Claudio Chiappucci with you for a day
  • Briefing and data analysis
  • Bike guides | mechanic and van following tours for customer ordinary assistance | pics and videos by our guides
  • Washing, ordinary maintenance and bike storage
  • All transfers by minivan, bike and luggage transport to and from the airport
  • Guided tour of an estate in the Langhe, wine tasting
  • Welcome kit Vince Team supplements | 20% discount on Cinelli Bike apparel and accessories


The fee does not include

  • Flight
  • Travel and accident insurance
  • Drinks with meals

Anything not mentioned in "The fee includes"




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