On the menu: the pure waters of the Lac du Verney, located at an altitude of 700 m and where the swimming event takes place, followed by the summit of the Alpe d'Huez, at more than 1800 m. There is something here to match every appetite.
The climb of the 21 legendary bends to Alpe d'Huez will be the main course of this Triathlon. It is for these bends that people come to ride the Alpe d'Huez, and you won't be disappointed.
Once the climb is over and digested, there's just a 7.3 km loop to be run on the territory of the resort, a worthy dessert to finish a bellyful of sport. But, as here we are at an altitude of 2000 m, you'll still have to hang in there to get to the end of this Triathlon whose beauty will literally… take your breath away! A Short Distance event you'll think of for a long time… And if all that does not make your mouth water…
Distribution of number bibs
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.
Allow 30 to 40 minutes with 95% of the way is downhill.
Two facilities are provided:
P1: Swimming/Cycling facility (at the Vaujany Verney start line)
P2: Cycling/Footrace facility (at the Alpe d'Huez finish line)
Bicycles should be handed in at P1 on the day of the race.
Footrace gear should be handed in at P2 between 9 a.m. and 12 noon on the day of the race.
Wetsuit will be brought back and deposited at P2 by the Organisers.
Organisers will give you a numbered bag at the bib pick-up for your personal belongings of before and after the race, it should be given in to the staff at the entrance of the bike park located in the start area in Vaujany le Verney (P1). You can get this bag back as soon as you arrive in Alpe d'Huez, so you will be able to change in case of bad weather. Footrace gear can also be handed in to the Organisers at the "Bib Distribution" point the day before the race.
Showers will be available at the Palais des Sports in Alpe d'Huez.
Massage and osteo free service is available all the week long behind the bib collection room, so that you can get prepared and you can recover properly. Opening hours : the same as bib numbers collection
1 loop - 1,2 km
1 loop - 28 km
For the bike course, 2 supply points will be set up over the 30 km:
- km 19 (at La Garde): liquid (water, Energy Drink)
- km 24 (at Saint-Féréol): liquid (water, Energy Drink)
1 loop - 6,7 Km