Wednesday 20 January 2021Mont‑Cenis Lake ‑ Val CenisStage 10B
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Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc ‑ Mont‑Cenis lake ‑ Val Cenis

17th year

Since the first event in January 2005, the Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc has been THE annual dog-sledding race in Europe. It is the most demanding stage race in the world, it takes place in an exceptional alpine setting, and it has become a benchmark in mid-distance racing.

It is also one of the region’s great winter highlights, attracting crowds of holidaymakers and residents alike into the heart of Val Cenis and Haute Maurienne Vanoise.

With the COVID-19 context and the national measures announced, the event will take place behind closed doors.
We invite those interested by the race to go to the official website:

11,400 m of cumulative altitude difference

12 days of competition

300 km

The competition takes place over 12 days, from 9th to 20th January 2021. It covers 300 km at an average of 32 km per day, climbs a cumulative elevation gain of 11 400 metres, and features a mass start and 10 stages “against the clock”.

This year, it brings together more than 65 international mushers and 550 top-level canine athletes, all in the superb landscape of Savoie Mont Blanc.
Every year, more than 50,000 spectators in the 20 resorts, towns and villages of Savoie and Haute-Savoie, dressed in festive style for the occasion, enjoy the unique experience of attending the Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc race.

The Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc is adventure with a capital A, advocating a certain vision of sport, nature and respect for the environment.

Wednesday 20th January

Stage 10B

Mont-Cenis Lake – Val Cenis
34 km

Last stage of The Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc race and last stage of the Trophée 4 presented by EDF

Start/finish line: Polar base – Col du Mont-Cenis – Access via the Ramasse chairlift (open exceptionally at 8 am for pedestrians only)
Loop at the Col du Mont Cenis
Arrival at the Polar Base – Val Cenis

Joint finish line: Val Cenis Lanslebourg centre-resort
Far North Demonstrations – Downtown
Activities in the arrival area
Final arrival
Prize ceremony at Val Cenis Lanslebourg – Centre-resort

Places to be:
Descent of the mushers from the Polar Base to Val Cenis Lanslebourg via the Escargot green slope