Rules and regulations

If you are thinking of participating in the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon, or if you have already registered without reading it, here are the official rules and regulations of the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon!

What you absolutely need to know:

Race numbers transfer

Race numbers for the 2022 edition are personal and not transferable. The resale of race numbers is therefore not permitted.

Race numbers cannot be transferred from the 2022 edition to the 2023 edition. No transfer request will be accepted.

IMPORTANT: in case of severe constraints and restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisation may relax these measures (as in 2020 and 2021).


Participants have the option to cancel their participation and receive a partial refund by sending an email to [email protected], before June 30, 2022 at midnight. After this date, no refunds requests will be accepted.

Note: a cancellation insurance is proposed during the registration process.

Refunds amounts (without the cancellation insurance):

Duathlon :

With a triathlon license: 20€ 

Without a triathlon license: 25€ 

Triathlon L :

With a triathlon license: 125€ 

Without a triathlon license: 140€ 

Triathlon M :

With a triathlon license: 40€ 

Without a triathlon license: 50€ 

Triathlon Kids :

Refund  8€

Race Cut off

In order to respect technical constraints and to ensure the safety of the race, there are time limits on each event.

Duathlon :

There are no cut-off for the 2 run circuits
Bike cut-off / Park T2 Alpe d’Huez: 6.00pm

Triathlon L :

Swim cut-off / Park T1 Lac du Verney: 11.00am (hommes et femmes)
Bike cut-off / ParK T2 Alpe d’Huez: 6.30pm
Run cut-off / Finishline Alpe d’Huez: 9.30pm

Triathlon M :

Swim cut-off / Park T1 Lac du Verney: 3.00pm (hommes et femmes)
Bike cut-off / ParK T2 Alpe d’Huez: 6.00pm
There is no cut-off for the run


Drafting (taking advantage of the aspiration of a competitor on a bike) is not allowed on the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon events. Each triathlete must respect a minimum distance of 7 metres from the competitor in front of him/her. During the M event, it is unavoidable to bunch up on the bike. Watchers (referees) therefore take action when a deliberate drafting situation is observed.


In the L event, however, the Watchers are strict on this point, intervening as soon as the distances between competitors are not respected.

Respect for nature

Participants have an absolute obligation to respect the natural environment, both during the race and in the transition parks. Clean-up zones are clearly marked at the aid stations, where participants can drop their waste. Any athlete caught throwing waste out of the zone will be disqualified by the Watchers if they do not correct the situation.

External assistance

All external assistance is forbidden during the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon events. Only volunteers and the organisation are allowed to provide participants with food and drink.

Furthermore, supporters are not allowed to follow an athlete with their vehicle: the athlete risks inmediate exclusion from the race.

The Alpe d’Huez Triathlon is an international event, bringing together all types of triathletes registered in 4 race formats. The team is proud of this diversity, well aware of the differences and particular situations of each one. This is why we remain committed to helping you, the triathletes, by offering assistance on a “case by case” basis in order to provide the best solutions.

Do not hesitate to contact us!