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RENAULT: alongside the organization and the triathletes


It is in difficult and uncertain times that we recognize our best allies. Renault, alongside the triathletes and the organization of the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon since its beginnings, revalidates its historic support for the event. The entire range of the diamond-shaped brand will once again be at the heart of the 15th edition, but it is the electric models, headed by the new Renault Zoé, that will take centre stage. In the current circumstances, the organisation of the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon and Renault want to convey a little hope to all the triathletes and their families by showing their solidarity.

A partner at the heart of the organization

“The trust with the Renault group and Renault Auto Dauphiné has been built up over the years and is growing from edition to edition! This partnership has become the keystone of the organisation: the fleet of Renault vehicles enables us to solve our various logistical problems during the preparation, the running and then the closing of the triathlon. We share the same vision of the event, sport and the environment. This is the driving force behind this collaboration. “explains Cyrille Neveu, race director. For the 15th edition, the organization will use nearly 20 vehicles, taking advantage of the full brand range to carry out its various missions.

The Renault Zoé opening the festivities

0 noise. 0 emission. 0 loss of time. What if the New Renault ZOE was the real winner of the Triathlon? The electric city car will be the opening car of all the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon events. With its 395km WLTP autonomy and agility, it is the official car of the 2020 edition. In addition to the Zoé, participants will be able to discover the world of Renault in the Expo Village open from Monday 26th to Friday 31st July. But as of today, the respective teams are working on the implementation of new actions to boost this historic partnership and create new activities for all during the Triathlon ‘Festival’. Keep your fingers crossed, and stay tuned!

 

 

Renault Alpe d'Huez Triathlon 2020


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Alpe d'Huez Triathlon 2020 Vs COVID-19: update

Bike Alpe d'Huez Triathlon 2020

As things currently stand on Wednesday 15th April, the 15th edition of the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon will go ahead as planned from the 27th to 31st July. This will be the case until you hear directly otherwise from the organisers. The health of our athletes and of all the Triathlon community remains the priority of the course directors, but there is not enough precise information yet to justify a cancellation of the event. The organisers are continuing to work pending new guidance or official restrictions. However, we are committed to being as transparent as possible with our participants on the consequences of a possible cancellation, but also on the plans for the event if the course continues on the planned dates.   

IF the fifteenth edition of the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon takes place:

  • The time cut-offs for the cycling section will be extended
  • Participants will be able to transfer their registration to another person (between the 1st and 30th June). The organisers will give further details on this procedure at the end of May.
  • For the Triathlon L, a shortening of the swimming and running sections is being considered as a possible option.
  • Those registered for the Triathlon L with not be able to transfer their registration to the Triathlon M.
  • Participants cannot transfer their sign up to 2021 (Except in special circumstances, eg. an athlete from abroad cannot get to Alpe d’Huez because of border restrictions)
  • Participants can ask for refunds according to the following criteria
    • 100% refund for triathletes who signed up for cancellation insurance when they registered (must apply for cancellation before 24th July).
    • 70% refund for triathletes who did not sign up for cancellation insurance when they registered (must apply for cancellation before 10th July).

IF the fifteenth edition of the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon is cancelled:

  • The race will not be pushed back to a later date in 2020. Full cancellation of the event will be announced no later than 31st
  • All the registered triathletes will be able to transfer to the 2021 edition if desired.
  • Participants can ask for refunds according to the following criteria
    • 100% refund for triathletes who signed up for cancellation insurance when they registered.
    • 70% refund for triathletes who did not sign up for cancellation insurance when they registered.
  • All participants will be informed by email of the official cancellation, with details of next steps depending on the athletes chosen option.

 

As always, all of our team are at your disposal to answer any questions or queries over email (hello@alpetriathlon.com). Our inbox is very full at the moment, as you can imagine, but every email will receive a reply. Thank you in advance for your patience!


Victor del Corral 2019

Victor del Corral is back (with a good advice)!

Victor del Corral bike Alpe d'Huez Triathlon

It’s Victor del Corral’s turn to take part in our little video interview! The double winner 2011/2012 of the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon L explains to us how he lives his confinement at home in the Catalan Pyrenees. He also reminds us of the basic rule to achieve a great race at the end of July at the top of the 21 bends… If we are lucky enough to celebrate the 15th edition.

How is going your confinement? How do you stay motivated?

I go through different states, actually. I’m enjoying my family even if it’s difficult with two young children to be confined for so long. I can train more or less well because I am well equipped except for swimming. I can run, do home trainer and gym sessions. So I work on strength and a little bit on speed. The only problem may be the volume but I think I can get in shape quickly once it gets back to normal. So I’m not too worried, I maintain my level and I even think it will be good for me. But the level of motivation varies from day to day. I remain motivated to train, there is the desire, even if the hometrainer sessions can be boring. But sometimes you wonder if there will be races or not this season. Is it worth the effort if there is no competition? It’s the doubt that makes my motivation waver from time to time, because preparation remains associated with the race, and without it, it doesn’t make sense.

What does the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon mean to you?

For me, this is my first major international victory in a long-distance triathlon, so I have a lot of affection for this event. I have participated several times, and I hope to continue coming for a long time to come. It’s a tough, beautiful race, like few long-distance triathlons and that’s where its character comes from and the bond it creates with the triathletes.

What advice would you give to a beginner about the L Triathlon?

I think it’s always the same one! You have to be careful and manage the effort. Even if swimming is rather easy, even if the first part of the cycling circuit is good and the rest of the circuit goes well, you have to arrive strong at the foot of the Alpe d’Huez to climb the 21 bends. Myself, I consider that it was my mistake last year, where you can win or lose the race. The difference is here. In conclusion, you have to keep your strength, be in control throughout the race to climb the Alpe d’Huez correctly and enjoy the difficult but beautiful run. Otherwise, both the ascent and the running part can become hell!