Sustainability Concept

Defined for the first time in the 1987 Brundtland report as "a mode of development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs", sustainable development has become an essential and central point in the development of society, and thus of sport.

The Cyclotour du Léman is right in the middle of it all, as it is an ecological means of transport par excellence. This is why we are seeking to improve, year after year, in order to offer the most sustainable event on the 3 pillars of sustainable development.

3 pillars of durable development


Our concept for sustainable development*


Cycling is at the heart of an ecological approach. Its nature as a means of transport that does not emit harmful gases to the environment allows the Cyclotour to have a zero CO2 impact from a sporting point of view. The integration of the environment in all organisational phases is therefore a central point in the implementation of the event.

Transport is one of the most important environmental impacts of a sports event (Solar Impulse Foundation, 2019). This is why we choose our partners carefully in order to reduce the number of journeys required. Ethical, local and sustainable choices are thus taken into account.

Waste management is also essential in order to be in line with a sustainable development concept. This is why we regularly set up sorting bins and we want to minimise the waste produced.


We promote a sustainable regional economy by working with as many ethical local partners as possible, which allows us to remain in line with our sustainability objectives. We offer food at prices accessible to all social classes.

A circular economy is sought in the financial field.


Promotion and access to sport and events without discrimination. We aim to involve a wide range of people from different backgrounds.

Activation of the local community, especially through volunteers, by valuing them as much as possible. An evening is also organised for them.

Promotion of the sport of cycling in general to everyone.

Certificate of participation for participants.

Access to the event for people with reduced mobility (participants and spectators).

*Non-exhaustive list of our actions

Our general objectives in sustainable development

To improve our environmental performance by reducing our ecological footprint
To promote cycling as a healthy, ecological and sustainable mode of transport
To be an actor of change and innovation from a sustainable point of view