La Resistance is a brand new, gravel and tarmac one-day cycling challenge taking place in the French Alps in September 2016. This exciting event pays homage to the heroic men and women of the French Resistance and features up to 20km of mountain gravel roads, challenging mountain passes and spectacular mountain scenery in the heart of the Alps. The ride isn't a race or sportive where it's all about speed and time. La Resistance is a chance to enjoy the company of friends and take time to enjoy the amazing scenery and reflect. Two route options are offered (130km and 90km) to suit a range of abilities. The day is topped off by La Guinguette (pronounced La Gang-get), an amazing, vintage style beach party with live music, dancing and a selection of the best local food and drink to enjoy. 

As the official retail partner of La Resistance, Sigma Sports is your first choice to pick up essential equipment and supplies to tackle the Alpine gravel. To give you the chance to join us out in France, we're running a competition to win a fantastic weekend trip to take part in the event. The lucky winner and their guest will not only get to take part in La Resistance and La Guinguette after-party but also enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Annecy and charms of host village, Talloires. The total package is worth in excess of €500.

  • Two night’s accommodation for two sharing, at the charming Villa de Roses on a bed and breakfast basis. Villa de Roses is situated at the heart of La Resistance, on the shores of Lake Annecy and right next to the event start and finish in the picturesque village of Talloires
  • Two entries to La Resistance
  • Two entries to the La Guinguette after-party
  • Free event jersey(s)
  • Return airport transfer from Geneva Airport to Talloires
La Resistance Competition Lake

Taking place between 23rd - 25th September 2016, this amazing trip is offered in conjunction with the beautiful Villa des Roses in Talloires. Villa des Roses is a charming, historic property offering bed and breakfast with a lot of class. Constructed in the 17th century to accommodate the local mayor, all period features have been conserved including original wooden beams, exposed stone walls and a magnificent wooden staircase. Its location right on the shore of Lake Annecy is perfect to enjoy the magnificent scenery in the area and take part in a wide range of outdoor sports including road cycling, running, swimming and hill walking.

La Resistance Competition Hotel


Visit La Resistance to find out more about the event.



Terms and Conditions
The winner will be drawn on 1st June. No cash alternative is offered. Flights and UK travel are not included. Entry to the competition is restricted to one entry per person. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Automated entries, bulk entries or third party entries will be disqualified. Winners will be chosen at random from all valid entries. The winner will be contacted via the email address supplied. The Judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The competition will run from 18th May until midnight on 1st June. Competition operated and managed by La