Races


Duathlon

A legendary training between Bourg d'Oisans and Alpe d'Huez!

The Duathlon test will alow to some to dicover combined disciplines moving on 6,5km footrace, 15km of Alpe d'Huez climb by bike, and then a 2,5km footrace at 2000 m of altitude.

For others it will be the occasion to take their bearing before the long and short Triathlon, respectively on July 27th and 28th.


  • General
  • Course

WARNING
Think about taking a second pair of shoes or to bring your shoes in a bag along during the cycling test. Of course, it will be impossible for us to go back up with your shoes before your arrival in the P2 area for the cycling/footrun transition.

The bib belts is authorized on the duathlon.


Distribution of number bibs
at Palais des Sports of Alpe d'Huez

Access to the start line
We advise you to park in Alpe d'Huez and to come down to the start line by bike; an "Access to start line" itinerary will be signposted.

Equipment depository
Two facilities are provided:
P1: Running/Cycling facility (at the Bourg d'Oisans start line)
P2: Cycling/Footrace facility (at the Alpe d'Huez finish line)

Bicycles should be handed in at P1 between 2pm and 3:45pm at the Bourg d'Oisans start line
The 1st footrace gear (2nd pair of shoes) should be handed in at P2 from 12 noon
The 1st footrace gear will be brought back and deposited at P2 by the Organisers at the end of the race.

Showers
Showers will be available at the Palais des Sports in Alpe d'Huez.

Run course
1 loop - 6,5 km

 


Cycling
1 loop - 15 km

Aid stations
Two aid-stations will be set up on the climb up to Alpe d'Huez
- Km 5 at La Garde
- Km 10 at Huez


Run course
1 loop - 2,5 km

 

Cyrille Neveu's Tips

Cycling
Between the start of the Alpe and La Garde, the hills are very steep, with gradients ranging between 10 and 12%. Do not hesitate to use a low gear ratio.
For your information, to climb the Alpe in less than 50 minutes, you'll have to go by La Garde (Supply point station) in less than 12 min; to do it in less than 55 minutes, you have to have reached La Garde in less than 14 minutes.
Until you reach Huez, the climb is more regular, with easier gradients; keep the proper rhythm, but don't go full tilt because afterwards the bends get harder, so that you will need to draw on your reserves to accomplish a good time.

 

 

Footrun
There are one Supply point station  on the course, so drink something regularly.
The course consists of & loops. The first should be used to find your rhythm and your stride; take the time to become aware of your sensations.