Atlas Mountain Race

L‘Atlas Mountain Race’ est une course cycliste, principalement sur piste, en une seule étape, sans assistance, ni soutien externe.

Atlas Mountain Race : Descriptif de l'Événement

Atlas Mountain Race
L‘Atlas Mountain Race’ est une course cycliste, principalement sur piste, en une seule étape, sans assistance, ni soutien externe. Les participants doivent suivre un tracé GPS prédéfini pour relier Marrakech à Sidi Rabat (proche d'Agadir) en passant par trois points de contrôle obligatoire. Le tracé fait 1145 kilomètres.

Étant une course sans assistance, ils doivent trouver leur propre ravitaillement et où dormir eux même. L’organisation ne leur fournit aucun soutien pendant la course. S’ils ont un problème mécanique, de même, c’est à eux de trouver comment réparer. C’est un test physique mais aussi d’autosuffisance.

Tous les participants sont équipés d’une balise GPS qui permet aux spectateurs de suivre la course sur internet grâce à une page web qui montre leurs déplacements pendant la course. Les balises on aussi une fonction de sécurité, il y a une fonction SOS qui leur permet d’appeler à l’aide en cas d’urgence.

Edition 3 du 09 au 17 février 2024

The Atlas Mountain Race is a fixed route, unsupported, single-stage cycling race that starts in Marrakesh, crosses the Moroccan Atlas before taking riders through the Anti-Atlas and on to Essaouira. The clock does not stop and there are no prizes. It follows gravel, single and double track and old colonial pistes that have long been forgotten and fallen into disrepair. There is very little tarmac. There is some walking, and at times there is great distances between resupply points.

WHEN: February 9 -17, 2024
WHERE: Start in Marrakech & finish in Essaouira, Morocco
WHO: Racers can ride solo or as a pair
DISTANCE: 1300 kilometres with 21,140m of climbing. Fixed route with 3 staffed checkpoints.
END: After party the evening of February 17th, 2024

The race will start at 18:00 on the 9th of February 2024 with a ‘grand départ’ from Marrakech. Riders will follow a 1300 kilometre fixed route that passes through three staffed control points. They will need to get a stamp in their brevet card at each, before finally heading to the 18th century, walled port town of Essaouira, for a well deserved post-race beer or two. To earn a successful finish they will need to complete the course before the end of the after party on the 17th of February.

How tough it will be cannot be understated, but as Mike Hall once said, “Nothing that’s worth anything is ever easy.” This race will be a true demonstration of this sentiment.

Vidéo de l'édition 2020


It's taken a while but we have finally gone through the laborious task of copying out the arrival forms from each of the checkpoints and gone over everyone's GPS track. I can already say that there are no major changes or disqualifications but we did impose a few penalties for some wrong turns and missed sections. We would like to point out that the penalties do not denote any deliberate malfeasance on the part of riders but are nonetheless necessary in the interest of fairness in relation to everyone that followed the entire route without exception. There are also riders who saw they had made a mistake and went back and corrected it at the time, and this must be recognised.
The rider arrival forms at each of the checkpoints are also interesting as you can see the big changes that sometimes occurred, with riders rising or dropping quite dramatically in the rankings throughout the race. I'd also like to draw attention to the fact that 122 out of the 183 starters were able to finish the race, an impressive 66% finish rate!
Head to the link below to download the official results!



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