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Alpe d’Huez Triathlons (Triathlon Cyrille Neveu Vaujany - Alpe d’Huez – EDF)
Chrissie Wellington 2008
Location
EDF du Verney Lake at Vaujany, Alpe d’Huez, France. (Near Grenoble)
Distance
Children Various
Short Swim 1.2km, Bike 30km, Run 7.3km
Long Swim 2.2km, Bike 115km, Run 22km
Date
27th-29th July 2010
Background

2010 will be the fifth year of the Triathlon EDF Alpe d’Huez. Alpe d'Huez is the most famous mountain climb in the Tour de France. While the tour route varies from year to year, l'Alpe d'Huez has hosted a stage finish almost every year since 1976. The Tour de France first finished a stage on l'Alpe d'Huez in 1952. That stage was won by the Italian road racing cyclist, Fausto Coppi. In 1999 Giuseppe Guerini won the stage, despite being knocked off his bike by an over-enthusiastic spectator who stepped into his path to take a photograph.

The peak also serves as the finish of La Marmotte, a one-day, 175-km road cycle ride with well over 5,000 metres of climbing. It is also used for downhill, or Alpine skiing.

About/Details
www.alpetriathlon.com
Course

Kid’s Triathlon
The kid’s triathlon will take place in l’Alpe d’Huez resort. Special laps adapted for young athletes.

Short Triathlon
Swim
Verney Lake
Bike
Through the famous 21 turns of the Alpe d’Huez. The first three kilometers are the most difficult.
Run
In the middle of the mountains between 1850 and 2000m of altitude. The first part will be in a savage environment next to the Sarenne path and the second part in the Alpe d’Huez resort itself.

Long Triathlon
Swim
Verney Lake
Bike
115 km in the heart of the mountain, nature all around. Ending at 1850m.
Run
22 km in 2 laps to run between 1850 and 2000m with a very wild first part.

Travel/Country info
Distance from: Paris: 620 km, Lyon: 163 km, Barcelona: 815 km, Milan: 510 km and from London: 512 miles.
Interesting stats
Chrissie Wellington finished second overall in 2008 in the long event!
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More info
www.alpetriathlon.com
Wikipedia
www.alpedhuez.com
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