“R.G.V.” Route Details (France)

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Released with Zwift’s France map for the first-ever Virtual Tour de France, the R.G.V. route covers the upper, larger loop of the map in a clockwise direction. The first 12km is pan-flat, while the back half includes a timed KOM and some rollers along the river.

“R.G.V” stands for route grand vitesse, or “high speed road”. A fitting name, since this route is definitely one for the sprinters. Though only 24km in length, it includes three timed sprint segments!

Released with Zwift’s France map for the first-ever Virtual Tour de France, the R.G.V. route covers the upper, larger loop of the map in a clockwise direction. The first 12km is pan-flat, while the back half includes a timed KOM and some rollers along the river.

“R.G.V” stands for route grand vitesse, or “high speed road”. A fitting name, since this route is definitely one for the sprinters. Though only 24km in length, it includes three timed sprint segments!

Route Basics

Length: 24.1 km (15.0 miles)
Elevation:
107 m (351‘)
Lead-In: 1 km (0.6 miles)
Map: France

Start & Finish

Begins and ends at the Marina Sprint banner.

Restriction:

Achievement Badge: 480 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Marina Sprint Reverse
Pavé Sprint Reverse
Aqueduc KOM Reverse
Ballon Sprint Reverse

Bike Selection

This loop is flat and fast. Your fastest times will come from an aero setup!

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Route Description

Route profile by ZwiftHub – the place to plan and track your route achievements!

The first 16km of this route match Casse-Pattes. Beginning with a short lead-in from the start pens, we travel east into the marina where we get a chance to hit the Marina Reverse Sprint. (This sprint banner is the official start/finish line for this loop.)

Enjoy the sites as you spin through the flattest portion of the France map. You’ll spot Mont Saint-Michel to your left, as well as a familiar Arch and Needle as you ride near the sea. Just past a field of sunflowers, you’ll enter a town that includes the Pavé sprint segment. Go for the green, then prep your legs for the short Aqueduc KOM.

Next we turn right toward the “Balloon fields” where we’ll hit the Ballon Reverse Sprint, then enjoy a twisty, rolling ride along the river before wrapping up our lap with another Marina Reverse Sprint.

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Cédric
Cédric
1 year ago

Anyone knows what RGV stands for ?

Macweelz
Macweelz (@wongsol)
1 year ago
Reply to  Cédric

Maybe a play on TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse or “high-speed train”) but instead of train it’s “Route à Grande Vitesse”? Just a guess.

RArden
RArden (@boy_arden)
1 year ago
Reply to  Macweelz

Rouleur à Grande Vitesse?

James Langford
James Langford (@jamesdlangford)
4 months ago
Reply to  Cédric

route grand vitesse means high speed road

Ricardo Parker
Ricardo Parker
11 months ago

Great work, give this guy a raise! Keep up the great work! Zwift is the Greatest!

Walter
Walter
10 months ago

What happened to the Strava Routes and Maps, these Suck!

Steve
Steve
9 months ago

Thanks Eric! Your tips, maps and explanations are always so detailed and informative. I always know I can find good, reliable info when I go to Zwift Insider.

Rick Goris
Rick Goris
4 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Thanks for all your work Eric. Love the route descriptions you provide. Have a super week! Zwift on🚴🚴

Troels Walsted Hansen
Troels Walsted Hansen
8 months ago

The links under the “BANNERS AND LEADERBOARDS” heading on the left-hand of the page all seem to point back to this page. I think they’re meant to link to the Strava segments?

Bernard
Bernard
4 months ago

Is there a ‘Race Recon’ for this route coming up? Curious what to expect fron those rollers in the end.

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