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*Amstel Gold Race in Valkenburg (Netherlands)

Amstel Gold Race
Tuesday, April 17, 2012--The Amstel Gold Race - cycling version - is the largest organized cycling event in the Netherlands. The number of participants is limited to twelve thousand cyclists on five routes 50, 100, 150, 200 and 250 km. Places are highly sought and granted from the month of November by lottery.

This year, three Ecocyclo Patrol volunteers, curious about cycling behavior outside of the hexagon, took part in the event that covered 250kms and 3000 meters in altitude?who said Holland was flat?


*The Patrol Aloft on Massi Romeu Fontaine

Massi Romeu Fontaine
Massi Romeu Fontaine
Sunday, September 19, Eco Bicycle Patrol was present for the first edition of ROMEUFONTAINE MASSI, the first cycling event in the Catalan region.

The great journey of 120km has an elevation gain of 2100m. Its level of difficulty is less well known than the usual Cols of the Pyrenees or Alps, but was a surprise to even some of the seasoned competitors because of the altitude that does not descend below 1000m.

The last race of the season and one of the best by all accounts due to the atmosphere, the organization, security, the course, but also the landscape. Unfortunately there was some unacceptable behavior with littering, but most participants support us in rebuking the polluters.

Report by Jean Christophe Massoubre

The 2010 Patrol
Camille MOURIN
Emile ARBES
Philippe BRUANT
Jean Christophe MASSOUBRE


*Les Bosses du 13 2010

Les Bosses du 13 2010
Les Bosses du 13 2010
Les Bosses du 13 2010
As they have for the last 3 years, the Eco-Cyclo Patrol took to the streets around Marsaille for Les Bosses du 13, one of the last events of the season. The final of the Trophee Label d'Or 2010, the ride attracted 2,600 participants.

The patrol, led by Paul Antoine Lanfranchi, Chairman of the Commission on Sustainable Development of the FFC, was greeted on the start by Francois Guillot, President of Velo Club La Pomme Marseille, alongside the usual guests of the event, Nathalie Simon, Alain Prost and Bernard Darniche, among others who also enjoyed the friendly hospitality of the organizers.

The Eco-Cyclo Patrol, present on all routes, raised awareness and spread their message of not throwing away litter in the midst of the wild landscape through which they pass.

- Les Patrouilleurs des Bosses du 13 2010.

- Paul Antoine Lanfranchi
- Alain Devita
- Laurent Lespagnol
- Pierre Ournier
- Jean Eric Glaudel
- Jean Luc Lacoste
- Laurent Derain
- Thierry Hourugou
- Bernard Bartholome
- Jose Acedo
- Jean Rosa


*La Midi Libre Cycl Aigoual 2010

La Midi Libre Cycl Aigoual 2010
La Midi Libre Cycl Aigoual 2010
La Midi Libre Cycl Aigoual 2010
13 September--La Midi Libre Cycl Aigoual 2010 was held in Vigan on Sunday, Sept. 12. The late summer sun, radiating across the beautiful Cevennes, greeted the nearly 700 cyclists taking part. The new route for the 11th edition was particularly beautiful, with 5 long climbs and spectacular views over the Cevennes landscape.

The event has always evolved towards greater simplicity, involving fewer cars and actively managing waste problems. Environmental efforts are considered in the planning stages involving the communities and villages along the route.

Report: Patrick Francois

- La Patrouille de la Midi Libre Cycl Aigoual 2010:
- Laurent LESPAGNOL
- Laurent GRISEL
- Thierry SAINT LEGER
- Jean Luc LACOSTE
- Pierre OURNIER
- Jean Eric GLAUDEL
- Jose ACEDO
- Dominique DERAIN


*Les Chtis 2010

La Bourguignonne 2010
La Bourguignonne 2010
Les Chtis cyclosportif event took place in late August in the North of France with 800 riders, including cyclists from Belgium, Briton, Italy and the Netherlands.

The Eco-Cyclo Patrol was in attendance, led by Cedric Vasseur. former yellow jersey wearer, andthe patrol reported little garbage dropped and a satisfactory performance by the participants with regard to the environment,

2010 Les Chtis Patrol:

- Dominique DELANOE
- Julien DELANOE
- Didier LIGIER
- Thierry FIRMIN
- Jean-Michel LEBOUGRE

Report by Jean Michel Lebougre


*La Pierre Jacques 2010

La Pierre Jacques 2010
July 31, 2010--Cycling legend tells that in the distant Baretous Valley, birthplace of the famous Musketeers, is a treasure of three gems accessible by bikers adventurous enough to make it through the wilderness of La Pierre Saint Martin, known for its caves, canyons and dense forests.

This year, nearly four hundred brave cyclists set out hunting the Treasury under a blazing sun.

The first jewel id the Col du Soudet, one of the hardest passes in France. The second jewel, the Issarbe, is the toughest. After a dozen miles of climbing in the forest, it reveals a splendid view over the Baretous valley and the impressive pyramid of the limestone peak Anie. The third jewel, Labaye Issale, climbed on to a small road to an area often isolated and a bit scary, especially when you know that this forest is one of the last refuges of bears in Bearn.

The Eco Bicycle Patrol reported good eco-manners on the course with all competitors aware of the impact of change in this unique and fragile environment.

The 2010 Pierre Jacques patrol
- Patricia Berthelier
- Emile Arbes
- Pierre Gadiou
- Didier Garat
- Andre Perez
- Philippe Pouey
- Pierre Redal
Report by Pierre Gadiou


*La Bourguignonne 2010

La Bourguignonne 2010
La Bourguignonne 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010-- Tournus and Cluny , the sumptuous and green heart of the country, was host to this event, remarkably well organization by Alain Pradier.

The EcoCyclo patrol took the environmental message and Alain Pradier, organizer and chairman of the FCC Burgundy, is particularly sensitive to the message and supportive of the endeavor.

Like last year, the weather was unusually warm and participants were found throwing water bottles by the side of the road after refueling stations, and establishing official collection sites after the stations was seen as a possible solution to this.

On the paper and packaging side, it was rather remarkable clean compared to other such events.

La Bourguignonne 2010 patrol
- Patricia Berthelier
- Andre Perez
- Laurent Lespagnol
- Didier Liger
- Jean Yves Royer


*L'Ariegeoise--Cycling Green

L'Ariegeoise 2010
L'Ariegeoise 2010
L'Ariegeoise 2010
With its mountains, valleys, forests, grasslands, snowy peaks, and rivers, it is no understatement to say the Ariege is green!

The 4100 cyclists left to navigate the roads of L'Ariege 2010 saw green everywhere and of course on the uniforms of the EcoCyclo Patrol, spreading the word of eco citizenship to the crowd.

There is still some progress to be made and there were some small difficulties in the supply of cups and bottles. This year has been very vigilant about these things, but it is always difficult to manage dozens of thirsty cyclists, some on the verge of dehydration, in these first days of intense heat.

Undoubtedly attitudes are evolving in the right direction, with the help of the patrol in the Pyrenees, under the leadership of Pierre Gadiou.

The 2010 l'Ariegeoise Patrol

- Pierre Gadiou
- Claire Jaunet
- Anne Pauline Santer
- Philippe Bruant

- Jean Christophe Massoubre
- Philippe Pouey
- Camille Mourin
- Pierre Guerif
- Pierre Redal
- Dominique Lahirigoyen

Patrick Francois


*La Bearn CyclEspoir 2010

La Bearn CyclEspoir 2010
Nearly 400 cyclists from all over France were at the start of the 2010 Beam CyclEspoir in the suburbs of Pau under gray skies but thankfully no rain.

Some of the local cycling personalities such as Hubert Arbes (former teammate of Bernard Hinault), Marcel Queheille (winner of a climb in the Tour de France in 1959) were present to encourage the competitors and the widow of Raymond Mastrotto, winner of a Tour stage to Pau.

The event offered a full course (the Val d'Ossau--183 km and 3400 meters of height difference) and a short course (the Marie Blanque--112 km and 1600 meters of height difference).

The organization of the event was perfect at all levels through the efforts of Jean-Jacques Teschen, responsible for organization and Jean-Marc Demartelaere responsible for security, and to whom the Eco Cyclo Patrol offered thanks for their hospitality.

La Bearn CyclEspoir Eco Cyclo Patrol 2010:
- Philippe Bruant
- Pierre Gadiou
- Pierre Guerif
- Claire Jaunet
- Jean-Christophe Massoubre
- Manu Pina
- Pierre Redal


*The Quebrantahuesos 2010

The Quebrantahuesos 2010
The Quebrantahuesos 2010
The Quebrantahuesos 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010--For its twentieth anniversary, Quebrantahuesos further escalated the limits of its possibilities, welcoming more than 10,000 cyclists, but it required tremendous human resources and logistical support, under the supervision of Roberto Iglesias.

The atrocious weather at the summit Somport provide a challenged for hundreds of cyclists that were ill-prepared or struggled with the descent from the Aspe Valley. 6,000 cyclists however, still managed to reach the finish.

The Quebrantahuesos is the monument to the glory of European Cyclosport, and the Eco Bicycle Patrol Patrol were 12 strong at the start line to make sure participants adhere to the environmental principals of the event.


*The Green Patrol rolls into the Verdon

the Verdon
the Verdon
Sunday, May 30, 2010--The views of Lake St. Croix, Valensole plateau and gorges nearby, inspire respect for the natural environmental a desire to be an Eco Ride in 2010.

It was clear that the majority of the 800 cyclists have also heard appeals by the facilitator and the warnings of the organizers, as the nature of Verdon was not polluted by the passing of this beautiful Cyclosportive event.

A further confirmation that attitudes are changing in the right direction, although there is always some grumpy participants that don't respect the area, the appeals of the organizers or their cycling friends--the EcoPatrol, working hard to complete their mission.

The Patrol was really satisfied with this beautiful event, held on a natural spring day. Thank you to Jean Yves Cauvin and his team.

The 2010 Verdon patrol

- Patrick FRANCOIS
- Ana MONZIER
- Christophe PAGAT
- Jean ROSA
- Dominique DERAIN
- Sebastien GISSINGER
- Pierre OURNIER
- Sebastien JOUSSERAND

EcoCyclo Blog


*The Scott 1000 Bosses 2010

The Scott 1000 Bosses 2010
The Scott 1000 Bosses 2010
The event took a significant turn for its 23rd edition, leaving the historic site of Tassin la Demi Lune, for the village of Grezieu Lavarenne, door to the Monts du Lyonnais, and thus providing the organization with a healthy breath of fresh air and direct access to the natural environment and amazing scenery essential to the success of a mass cycling event.. The Eco Cyclo patrol, faithful to his habits, was present in numbers to support the 1,800 participants and a new set up provide water supply points from jerry cans, rather than relying on mountains of cups or small bottles.

The Scott 1000 Bosses 2010 Eco Cyclo Patrol

- Patricia BERTHELIER
- Helen BEVIS
- Andre PEREZ
- Patrick FRANCOIS
- Herve JOUNIAUX
- Philippe IMBERT
- Pierre GADIOU
- Dominique DERAIN
- Sebastien GISSINGER
- Laurent LESPAGNOL
- Laurent GRISEL

Report by Patrick Francois
EcoCyclo Blog


*Le Bisou 2010

Le Bisou 2010
Le Bisou 2010
Great Spring weather welcomed Le Bisou 2010, which has steadily grown and now is entering the circle of events to get over 1,000 participants. Taking into account that the Valerie Charpigny's team has set a limit to the number of participants in order to ensure a quality event, it is clear that Le Bisou has the potential to become an event that stands out on the national calendar.

Environmental issues weren't ignored with the selective screening of sites and event supplies, cleaner vehicles used and repeated information throughout.

The only downside of this beautiful sunny day of sport was the availability of small plastic 33 cl water bottles that were used and discarded by the riders.

Report by Patrick Francis
Pictures thanks to FP


*The Pinar del Rio Cycling Team Joins the Ecoflag Movement

3rd Mt. Fuji Eco-Cycling 2009
3rd Mt. Fuji Eco-Cycling 2009
3rd Mt. Fuji Eco-Cycling 2009
Cyclists in the Pinar del Rio municipality has always kept a close connection with the great and the diverse natural reservation of flora and fauna the area provides.

Through the years the team has also contributed to the improvement of the environment in other ways. Since our sportsmen need a healthy environment to practice sport, they have frequently organized environmental activities such as tree planting, clean ups, and recycling raw materials, such as tires, iron and aluminium cans. These athletes donate these raw materials to the State for recycling and in this way contribute to the development of a sustainable economy, as well as ensuring a healthy environment that allows us to practice sport in a safe arena. ? ?

Report by: Alfonso Rudybelsi Melgarejo Esquijarosa
Advisor: MSc. Fernando Emilio Valladares Fuentes



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