This years Nicola Werner Challenge is at least in Paris a real challenge: Gillet Jaunes are in town and Corona doesn't help either.
You could help us on Saturday quite bit, if you
are prepared to drop no bag at KM0
keep a small Musette in your back pocket for the finishers gift
accept a few changes to the Parcours upon departure & arrival
make sure to arrive on time at KM0 for check in and adhere to the Corona distancing & mask rules
have a few energy bars with you, first footstep at 70km!
check one more time your SAS assignment (still last minute changes to the "seating order")
The new finish line will be at the Lanterne du Parc du Saint Cloud with a predicted arrival time for all cyclists around 17:00.
Just as reminder:
1. Kit: It's going to be a bit fresh in the morning - and nice and warm during the day:
of course the NWC Jersey with the base layer
a vest against the wind
helmet & sunglasses
spare tube & pompe —> no need to leave an extra bag with clothes at the start
2. Rules: This is not a race!
Follow the ride leaders guidance
Helmet is mandatory
Don’t overtake the ride leader
On top of the “climbs” stop and wait for the others to regroup
Find a riding mood that allows to cruise along as peloton
In case of a panne, the group continues, you repair your bike and you’ll join the next group
its an unsupported event
3. Check your bike & make sure it is ready to go!
Tires fairly new and inflated properly
No unidentified noise
keep the distance
use your mask
use the hydroalcoholic gel
avoid to be together in bigger groups than 10
Stay with your group!
Groups are not permitted to join on the ride to build a larger group!
Either pass or let groups pass
At the Ravitos allow time and distancing! The volunteers will take care of the service!
Respect that some participants will be more concerned with Corona than you
Take a moment to get a short briefing on the Nicola Werner Challenge via
This years Nicola Werner Challenge is more than ever a joint effort of the cyclists on the road, the team preparing the event in the background, the partners supporting us as good as they can, the friends creating satellite rides in other cities and those who ride on their own.
We are so thankful for you taking the journey to the next level! Lets enjoy the rides on Saturday:
"Live the Music that plays within you!"
See you on the road!