Alpinstore has been a partner of the Trail du Petit Saint Bernard race for a few years. We would like to give you an overview of our partnership with this beautiful race.

The two races of the Trail du Petit Saint Bernard

There are two races, one called "expert" of 60 km and one more affordable of 40 km.

With the "expert" course of 60km and 3500mD+/2800mD- located in the heart of the wild mountain, far from civilization, TPS proposes you to discover the famous "colle di bassa serra" culminating at 2738m of altitude, a real wall in the heart of a glacial paradise which dominates the col des chavannes and which offers an unobstructed view on the massif of the nearby mont blanc. Located in an extremely little frequented sector, it is a real jewel. You will also discover the ridge of Mont Fortin which offers grandiose panoramas without forgetting the 2 passes of the 40km, namely the Ouillon and Forclaz passes.

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Feedback from the organization of the 2021 races

It was the weekend of October 2 and 3 when the registered runners marked the start of this 2021 edition. A 5th edition that was sold out (1300 registrants) with quite a few no-shows (920 starters) probably due to the postponement of the 2020 race that could not be organized, the health passport and the very uncertain weather.

High wind and fog were on the programme for this 5th edition but the trailers were still satisfied to have been able to run in the wild mountains, sometimes made austere or even worrying by the weather, reminding them in some places of the Scottish Highlands.

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The results of the two TPS races


4th in 2019 in 4h12min, 40km winner Nicolas Gourdon has seemingly turned a corner this year. After successively winning the 87km Echappée Belle and the 45km Serre Che Trail Salomon, he literally pulverized his 2019 time on the TPSB by winning in 3h55min38s. A runner to follow for sure.

First participation for Carole Klein and a beautiful first place on the 40km in an excellent time (4h55min10s) only a few seconds from the reference time held by Melanie Rousset in 2017 (4h54min57s).


Member of the Belgian trail team, Jérôme Vanderschaeghe was making the trip to Savoyard lands with some ambitions on the 60km. He was quickly in the lead and opened up a small gap on the descent of the Forclaz pass, then kept this lead, while remaining in control, until he crossed the finish line (6h50min01s), setting the new record for the race held until now by Mikaël Pasero. (6h53min06s).

For the women, it was Mélanie Rousset who won, who needs no introduction... Winner of the 40km in 2017, the 60km in 2019 and 2021. That's all. No doubt, she is in her element on the TPSB.

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Crédits / Jérôme Vanderschaeghe