BikingMan France Sprint Race | Race type

From June 26th to July 1st 2023
BikingMan France #3

Departing from the legendary French Riviera, you will discover the Préalpes d’Azur park to reach the Gorges du Verdon and the Giant of Provence: the Mont Ventoux (1,909m). After this mythical climb, you will cross the Écrins National Park to reach the highest road in Europe and the Col de la Bonette (2,802m). You will reach the Mediterranean Sea via the Daluis gorges cut in the red schist.

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BikingMan FRANCE in numbers

FRANCE By BIKINGMAN | Race typeRace Start Le Cannet
FRANCE By BIKINGMAN | Distance courseDistance 1.000 km
FRANCE By BIKINGMAN | Dénivelé courseTotal Elevation 20.000 m
FRANCE By BIKINGMAN | Durée de la courseTime Limit 5 days – 120 hours
FRANCE By BIKINGMAN | CheckpointMandatory checkpoints 2

History and symbols of the South of France

The South Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region is famous for the beauty of its landscapes, its relaxed lifestyle and its authentic culture. Bordered by the Mediterranean, it has 8 natural parks and a very varied geology (clues, gorges, lakes…).

The South region and its 6 departments are a paradise for climbers with the highest passes in France. Its many picturesque villages have a unique charm that characterizes the South of France.

The many bakeries, fountains and shops accessible all along the road are part of the French experience and will remind you of the values of the first convicts of the road to have cycled in these places.

The South of France region has a network of sublime scenic routes. No gravel portion on this route. For these reasons, we recommend:

  • Road / CX / Gravel Bike
  • 25mm minimum tyres
  • Single chainring or compact front drivetrain (50-34T) and 11-32T cassette (or 11-34T for maximum comfort in the bumps)

For your safety, you are required to bring the following equipment with you in order to participate in the race. The organization will make sure that you are in possession of the mandatory equipment when checking in the athletes and bikes.

  • GPS tracker – provided by the organization
  • 1x set of 4 spare AAA batteries (ideally lithium) (for the GPS tracker)
  • Bike GPS – Wahoo / Garmin type or equivalent
  • 1x bicycle helmet
  • 1x front light (with permanent mode)
  • 1x rear light (with permanent mode)
  • 1x bicycle pump (mandatory even when using tubeless tires)
  • 1x inner tube + 1x repair kit (patch + glue + tire changer – mandatory even when using tubeless tires)
  • Water bottles for a minimum capacity of 1.5l of water (1x 750ml water bottle provided to each athlete by the organization)
  • 1x pair of gloves
  • Reflective clothing (eg: Audax vest, yellow safety vest…)
  • 1x survival blanket
  • 1x jacket or jersey with light rain protection, ideally with a hood
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Mobile phone and charging device (eg: dynamo or USB battery)
  • Identity document + paper or digital copy of it (ex: keep a copy of your passport or identity card on your personal cloud)

You can find all the documents for the race on your dashboard space

Find below the useful information on the logistics and the calendar of the race. The departure from Le Cannet is located a few minutes from the SNCF station and 20 minutes from Nice airport, where it is easy to find a taxi/Uber.

  • Check-in: Sunday June 25th from 9am to 2pm.
  • Pre-race briefing: June 25th at 3pm.
  • Race Start: Monday June 26th at 5am.
  • CP1: Location to be confirmed
  • CP2: Location to be confirmed
  • Closing party: Friday June 3Oth at 8pm (to be confirmed).
  • Race cutoff time: Satuday July 1st at 5am.

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The BikingMan France is an exceptional event linking the mythical passes of the Southern Alps that many dream of conquering once in their life.
Seize the moment to look at the replay of 2022 edition. to plan your race strategy well in order to reach the end of this collar of passes !

What’s included in my registration

Race Package

  • BikingMan Goodies (numbered cap, BikingMan by Multari dessert)
  • GPS tracker for security and live-tracking
  • Brevet card to stamp your progression
  • Race manual with GPS track
  • Access to the bikepark secured by Wheelskeep
  • Bag storage during the race


  • Equipment checking before the start
  • Race Briefing for all participants
  • Race angels at checkpoints and on the road
  • Marshals on the road, to ensure safety
  • SOS function on the tracker
  • Medical on-call available 24 hours a day
  • Communication group dedicated to the athletes

Media Coverage

  • Radio Cyclo studio to give you the floor
  • OWAKA Livetracking platform in real time
  • Media cars to immortalize your exploits
  • Professional photographers and videographers on the road
  • Race animation on social networks

After the race

  • Finisher Medal
  • Finisher T-Shirt
  • Pietra’s finisher beer
  • Prize pool and finishers’ goodies
  • Projection of the film of the end of the race
  • Personal photo gallery in low resolution to share about your adventure
  • The experience of a unique adventure with the BikingMan family

Optional services

  • Hotel partners with negotiated rates
  • Insurance to cover you during the event
  • Bike mechanics accessible during the check-in
  • Massage service to help you recover from your adventure
  • Photo Packs in HD and personnalized
  • Personal video packs of your best moments

What I will find at checkpoints

  • Race Angels present for your comfort 24 hours a day
  • Rest area with self-service mattress for micro-naps <1h
  • Power supply to recharge your equipment (gps, lights etc.)
  • Water supplies and PunchPower energy bars
  • Hot coffee by FastClub Café

Participants testimonials

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Participate in SOLO (279€) or in PAIR (2x 279€) with a teammate.

This stage of the 2023 circuit is very popular, don’t wait to book your bib as slots are limited.

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