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Cycling on the snow and in costume, the curious race in Switzerland

Every year, on December 31st, a curious New Year's Eve bike race is organized in Switzerland.

The race is open to everyone, even minors, but it is necessary to have a good basic knowledge of cycling, especially for the first part of the route, the steepest and with almost guaranteed snow. The idea of the race is to descend along the snowy ski slopes, from the top of the Roc d’Orsay to the center of the resort of Villars.

Participants are required to dress up as the best costumes will be awarded. And as you can see from the photos of this year's edition, the imagination of the competitors is really great!

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GP VTT St-Sylvestre, the curious cycling race in Switzerland
Every year, on December 31st, a curious New Year's Eve bike race is organized in Switzerland. The race is open to everyone, even minors, but it is necessary to have a good basic knowledge of cycling, especially for the first part of the route, the steepest and with almost guaranteed snow.
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The route
The idea of this curious cycling race is to descend along the snowy ski slopes, from the top of the Roc d’Orsay to the center of the resort of Villars.
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Best costume awarded
Participants are required to dress up as there is an award ceremony for the best costume, which takes home a sum of money. And as you can see from the photos of this year's edition, the imagination of the competitors is really great!
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A fun race but for which a minimum of mountain biking practice is required
As the organizers of the race inform, the first part of the route (Roc d'Orsay – Col de Bretaye) is the steepest part and snow is almost guaranteed. In general, the snow is very hard, even icy, and it is almost impossible to go down this first part next to the bike. For this reason, a minimum of mountain biking practice is required to ensure the safety of all participants.
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A historic race
The GP VTT St-Sylvestre is now a historic race in Switzerland, as it has now reached its 33rd edition.
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A race open to everyone
The race is open to all but it is required that children under 10 years old are accompanied by a parent and that they complete the race together.
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