Alpe d'Huez triathlon run

The crisis created by COVID-19 has led to an unprecedented situation, and a climate of uncertainty for everyone. Considering recent events, the organisers of the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon thought it important to put out a statement concerning the running of the 15th edition of the Triathlon, set to happen in four months’ time from the 27th to 30th of July.

 

As it stands, it’s still too early to tell if any new restrictions will come to light, or if current measures will still be in place by July. However, the organisers of the race are in direct contact with the relevant authorities, keeping the health and well-being of everyone involved as an absolute priority. Any decision will be made under the race’s unwavering maxim ‘health and security above all else’.

 

In these circumstances, the organisers are well aware of the importance of keeping the triathlon community informed, and we will let you know of all significant developments to the situation as soon as they unfold. As ever, we are committed to being as transparent as possible. For the moment, our procedures have been adjusted to adapt to the situation as it currently stands, in order to give maximum flexibility to the participating triathletes:
– If the event is cancelled, the decision will be communicated to participants by June 30th at the absolute latest, via email and on our usual social media platforms.
– The deadline for cancellation for participants who haven’t signed up for refund insurance has been pushed from the 30th June to the 10th July (30% fee retention applies, as per our usual protocol).

 

This being said, optimism and a level headed approach are key for the current climate. Stay positive, and above all make responsible decisions. Please follow the official government advice and settle in to your home trainer (in fact, there is an Alpe d’Huez simulation available on Zwift called ‘Alpe du Swift’ – have you tried it yet?). Above all, please don’t forget that the best way to prepare yourself to tackle the Alpe d’Huez legend this summer is to be reasonable, and remember we’re all in this together.

 

Please don’t hesitate to drop us an email on [email protected] if you have any further questions.