I pull up beside him full of the chats, but he tells me he had to cut the swim short and is having a bad day. Total images: 111; Current page: 1 of 2; Refine Results Segment. I couldn’t pull up on the peddle though, as each time I did my hamstring went into spasm. For example, watermelon, kiwi, banana, tomatoes and more: Of the now 23 editions of this popular mountain biking race, Remy Absalon has triumphed 5 times in Alpe d'Huez, add to that another 6 victories in the Reunion Island event and he is the … We hope to be able to reschedule the event later in the year.…. We had done the last 5 hairpins the previous day and it was a relief to hit some familiar territory near the top. I couldn’t thank her enough as I walked off up the trail. Bodies are squeezed into wetsuits and last minute checks are done before we are called down to the water. 12th EDF Alpe d’Huez Triathlon – 24th-28th July 2017. Whilst not an official ITU triathlon, this prestigious event brings some of the sport’s biggest names to race each summer. T2 is just down the road from our Airbnb in Alpe D’Huez but the start is 22km and 1000m below us at Lake Verney. Official 2021 kit My support family had bottles of water, filled from the local stream and when I passed they would run over and pour them over my head. The descent from Ornon is spectacular, with huge drops off the road to the valley below and only a foot high wall to stop you. Alpe d'Huez Triathlon 2017: the 52min coverage (By Canal+Sport) - Duration: 52:08. ... Home > Forum > Triathlon Forum > TdF Stage 12 Alpe d'Huez: ....who is Sky Team Leader??? 1st Spirit Tri Series Female - Ironman 70.3 European Championships Denmark, 9th - Ironman 70.3… On July 30th, the Alpe d'Huez L Triathlon did not happen. Despite pushing it as much as I could on finding difficult routes and hills, nothing in Ireland can prepare you for the length and steepness of the climbs, nor the difficulty of going straight from one of the worlds hardest climbs straight into a 21km trail run. I had a lovely bit of brie at one! It’s getting warm too and I have to open my bike top to stay cool. The Triathlon EDF Alpe d'Huez, named after its sponsor Électricité de France (EDF), was established in 2006 by World Triathlon Champion Cyrille Neveu [de; fr]. They kept jumping in their car and moving up the climb so I passed them several times. Of the now 23 editions of this popular mountain biking race, Remy Absalon has triumphed 5 times in Alpe d'Huez, add to that another 6 victories in the Reunion Island event and he is the undisputed King of the Hill. Due to adverse weather conditions and safety concerns on Sunday, the 2017 event actually began on the dry slopes below the glacier and the snow line, depriving the competitors of the infamous glacier start. Secondhand Dimond; Dimond has some A2 data! Triathlon Alpe d'Huez is a Triathlon event taking place in Alpe d', Huez, 38750, France. I got through the first 1km before my quad totally seized. The first 25km of the bike are gradual downhill and my plan was to eat and drink as much as I could and get the heart rate down after the swim. In all fairness to the Frenchies, they know how to lay on a spread with tons of sweet and savoury stuff at the stops. The hairpins are numbered from 21 to 1 and there was a great buzz rounding each one and counting them down. We use cookies. I am in the best shape of my life and have never been better prepared for a race, this is despite a week in California at a family wedding and my brothers stag in the 2 week run up to the race. Voici le résumé du Triathlon (distance L) 2019 et d'une édition placée sous le signe du soleil. Find out previous results and timings from all the Haute Route events to date, including overall ranking and daily ranking. I was only doing 6km/hr but I was passing plenty of people pushing their bikes up the hill. 2011. Alpe D’Huez EDF Triathlon. The spectacular swim at Alpe d’Huez! Login; Signup; Events; Contact; Search Go. I was over 3hrs on the bike at this stage and starting to feel a bit tired so I decided to take it handy enough with a view to hitting Alpe d’Huez in reasonable shape. It felt colder than last year and I actually felt a bit dizzy. I got to train with loads of different people on our long cycles and no two routes were the same all year. Alpe d'huez LC tri, France.....3rd 70.3 Victoria, British Columbia.....4th 70.3 St. George, US Pro Champs.....7th Flapjack TT, Arizona.....1st Tolero Criterium, Arizona.....2nd However, a change of start line, a turn in the weather and it looks like his reign is finally over as Devinci sponsored athlete, Damian Oton won the 2017 Megavalanche in an impressive 23 minutes and 42 seconds over second place Francoise Bailly Maitre and third place Martin Maes. Lastly thanks to my training partners for the year. I hobbled over to the shade of a building and contemplated for the first time the prospect of not being able to finish the race. There is a temptation to stay wide of the buoys but I’m not letting those Frenchies push me around and I’m happy to fight it out around the last few buoys. I was waiting for the really steep section in the middle but it never seemed to arrive and it didn’t take too long to get over it and on to the 15km run to the 3rd climb. Still the legs kept turning and I plodded along at 6km/hr counting down the hairpins. I tried to stretch it but my hamstring seized then. By now the heat had really climbed up and there were racers stopping in shaded parts and others walking up the hill. It was a warning though of what was to come! Please note that we are liaising with TI in relation to the refund of entry fees. The leg loosened up and I looked up the 10% hill wondering how I was going to get started again. Well done Dee , Our Junior Duathlon is of course cancelled this Sunday . She was a PE teacher and she massaged the leg until the cramp went away. Unfortunately the gradient goes over 9% but still I knew I was nearly home. Triathlon Achievements to date: 2019 Overall Female Champion Spirit Triathlon Series 2019 - Ironman 70.3 Zell am See, 4th -Transvoralberg Triathlon, 4th - Alpe d'Huez Long Course, 8th. All the usual doubts creep into the mind, have I the right nutrition, what am I forgetting, have I trained enough, am I strong enough, what if…? I have bike shorts and top for the cycle and I have my tri top on underneath as it’s cool enough in the morning and could be cold on the descents. The New Felt IA - IA 10, 14, 16; Battle of the frames: Felt IA 10 vs IA 1? She got me some biscuits and water too. There was a food stop at the bottom and I got off the bike and had some ham and cheese as well as some cake and drinks. Alpe d'Huez Triathlon 52,118 views. Even though her swim was not the best, she enjoyed the bike even when the famous Alpe d’Huez climb made her suffer. I couldn’t bend down as either my hamstring or quad seized up depending on how I bent. The lake is a beautiful turquoise blue, caused by the melted glacial water that feeds it, and the mountain backdrop is stunning. Watch Focale Productions's Triathlon Alpe d'Huez on Livestream.com. At the Alpe d’Huez long distance triathlon Rebecca Joslin rewarded her hard work with a 30 minute faster time then last year. Life became more manageable and thoughts of not finishing went away. It is a mountain pasture in the Central French Western Alps, in the commune of Huez, which is part of the department of Isère in the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.. Next was a short, flat section back into Bourg d'Oisans and then the main climb of the day, an 8.1% average for 13.2km snaking slowly up the infamous 21 switchbacks of Alpe d'Huez. Délicieuse, douloureuse, divine. 2018. The event offering 2 distance options. 2013. Alpe-d’Huez /!\ cancelled event /!\ Alpe d’Huez EDF Triathlon: a unique triathlon, held in magnificent surroundings and listed on several occasions among the most beautiful in the world. The first 4 hairpins are the worst but it was still well over 8% as I continued on. They were going surprisingly fast and the leg was holding up. 100 Runs 100 Days 2017-2018 Challenge Thread: Dec 15-Mar 23; The Wishes of Fishes. The purpose of this independent event is to defend a vision of the triathlon based on the essence of the sport: personal achievement, respect, solidarity and humility. Triathlète Magazine le classe comme le triathlon le plus apprécié des français parmi les triathlons mondiaux, The Goalspecific Alpe D’Huez Triathlon Training week is offered to triathletes who are looking for an intense training week with high level technical coaching in an amazing mountainous environment, which will involve riding some of the great iconic alpine cols, including the 21 bends of Alpe D’Huez. Official FIT ASSISTANCE for Cervelo TT and Triathlon Bikes; Diamondback. The Alpe d'Huez Triathlon and its partner Tingerlaat want to accompany you in the heart of summer and take care of you with a special offer. Other big names to complete the 2017 events include Yoann Barelli in 18th place, Josh Bryceland in 65th and Australian legend Sam Hill who finished in 78th place in 28 minutes and 29 seconds. They would have to help the cramping so I grabbed a handful at each stop. He ran off and came back with his mum. Dethroning the reigning champion of the Megavalanche, Remy Absalon, the French enduro rider, Damien Oton took first place in Sunday's Megavalanche 2017. ... Alpe d'Huez, Alpe d'Huez Triathlon, Athlete, DNF, ... Velma anderson July 28, 2017 … The relief was amazing and I hoped that somehow I would see them after the race and thank them for their support. Amazingly nearly everyone around me was doing the same thing. The 3rd climb is the Col d’Ornon, 14.5km averaging 3.9%. I am thrilled to see him and slightly more than surprised to see him out ahead of me from the swim. It’s crazy at the turn, hits, kicks, pushed under a couple of times and the second buoy is fairly close so it’s the same again. I had been worried about the weather, mostly of it raining and the roads being treacherous on the descents but we have perfect blue skies as we head to T2 to drop of our run bags. The official Fuji Norcom Straight thread; Giant (Trinity Advanced) New bibs numbers will be on sale on Sunday 1st of November at 8pm for the Alpe d’Huez Triathlons L and M 2021.With more than 50% transfer rate from 2020 to 2021 bibs, the 2021 edition will be ‘soldout’ faster than ever. Revivez le Triathlon de l'Alpe d'Huez 2017 format L, avec les plus belles images des victoires de Christian Kramer et Tine Deckers. In total 38 women finished the race with French rider Isabeau Courdurier finishing an impressive 3 minutes before her nearest rival to take the top step of the podium. There was a food stop on the 5th hairpin and I got off, refilled the drinks and had a quick stretch. Facebook Twitter Sutto Squad enjoying Alpe d’Huez (Sylvain, Luke, Marc, Ben and Chippy). I don’t really care, there are loads of people still getting into the water and it’s going to be a long day. So I did the same with Christian Kramer in 2017. I was passing tons of people and spirits were really high. Photo Credit: 220 Magazine Every athlete asks me at some stage should I do the Ironman races or Challenge? I told him my leg was cramping. The second climb, Col du Malissol, was a late addition to the race and we were told it was 5km long with an 11% section in the middle. I drank a cup of water, coke and powerade at each one and ate some water melon too. I hit a little uphill and the leg seized again. It actually worked well and I was moving again. It was 10km to the next climb, all downhill. Previous winners include Olympic medalists, Emma Pooley (GB) and Nicola Spirig (Switzerland). Embarquez pour une odyssée de 26 minutes au coeur du Triathlon de l’Alpe d'Huez. Its combination of a stunningly beautiful location, courses to test even the most iron-legged of competitors and the chance to ride up the iconic Alpe d’Huez itself, the 21-hairpin climb made legendary by the Tour de France, have created one of the most famous … 2018. 10hr 30min became the target, luckily the last 2km were downhill into the town and I was able to jog the last stretch. This is what I had trained for though, 60rpm and heartrate of 150bpm. French national team triathletes are among the elite athletes who compete here regularly. 2016. I stopped briefly in the last town to stock up on drinks and gels and could hardly contain myself as I crossed the bridge and took the 90deg turn onto the climb. It was on a bit of flat before the 3rd climb that I felt the first twinge on the hamstring, nothing too bad, just a brief tightening that didn’t overly worry me other than to think about how Siobhan’s hamstring was holding up after the first climb. Still I wouldn’t change it for anything and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a different challenge. Photo Credit: Laurent Salino. Safety measures in Alpe d'Huez winter 2020/21, Travellers welcome to Alpe d'Huez from June 15th 2020, Augmented Skiing Open World Championships 2021, Alpe d'Huez, International Comedy Film Festival 2021, Alpe d'Huez. Throw in the heat and it makes for a tough day! With its four-race line-up, the event brings together athletes of all origins and profiles around one and the same spirit, the 21 bends of Alpe d’Huez. The long course event comprises a 2.2 km swim, a 115 km cycle and a 22 km run Alpe d'Huez Dump Alert - 6th December 2020. The plan worked for 500m until my hamstring totally seized up. Amazing experience, made all the better by getting to share with you two nutters!! This was why I was here, this is what I had been dreaming about and watching videos of for the last 6 months. Col du Grand Serre, 14km averaging 7.2% and over 1000m climbing. Fuji Norcom Straight. The low gradient of Col d’Ornon meant I could hold a decent speed and with 10km to go I was doing 20km/hr, half an hour to the top, no problem. It was only as I rounded the last hairpin that I thought of the run. Landscape (103) Portrait (8) Save; License; Save; License; Save; License; Save; License; Save; It is amazing thinking back on it now. The purpose of this independent event is to defend a vision of the triathlon based on the essence of the sport: personal achievement, respect, solidarity and humility. 2018. They were awful to eat though and eventually I just bit into them and sucked the juice and spat the rest out. I take my time getting changed, it’s going to be a long cycle and I want to be comfortable. Ouverture des inscriptions : le 14 Septembre à 20h21. The quad was rock solid and very painful. I decided aiming downhill was the best idea and doing a quick u-turn. Si le voyage vous tente, prenez note : l’expérience 2020 débutera le 15 Septembre, date d… Second place went to Switzerland's Nathalie Schneitter with Austrian Birgit Braumann in third. I felt surprisingly positive though as I rounded the first 2 hairpins, this was still my dream and I was doing it. Felt IAx. Or if you want the chance to race on the glacier of Alpe d'Huez then you will need to wait until the 2018 Megavalanche dates are announced and get your registration in quick! I was really considering ending it there when a kid asked me what was wrong. They had baskets of tomatoes and I remembered an old boss of mine telling me how marathon runners crave tomatoes as they contain huge amounts of electrolytes. The finishers shoot was awesome, I let my new friends go ahead so that I could have it all to myself. We all felt that amazing and all as the race is, it’s just cruel having to go from the climb of ADH straight into the run and we cursed the organisers. ultradonegal555, Brilliant work being done by Dee Needham and the Junior Committee to keep our juniors engaged during this time. The descent down on the bikes with all our gear is awesome. I met a friend from home near T2 and she told me Siobhan was on the run, I don’t know how she was managing it having done no training for 4 weeks after tearing her hamstring. There was a family I had passed on the Col d’Ornon who had moved to ADH. I had my cycling top fully open and the bandana was disposed of as the heat reflected off the mountain walls made the climb torturous. Bike (30KM/18.64mi, including up Alpe d’Huez): 1:48:34 Alpe d’Huez Climb only: 1:21:39 T2: 1:20 Run (7.3KM/4.32mi trail run): 33:45 Total: 2:51:50. The Alpe d’Huez Triathlon takes place in a unique location with the swim in the crystal waters of the Verney lake, exclusively accessible to swimmers for the triathlon event and surrounded by lush peaks. The purpose of this independent event is to defend a vision of the triathlon based on the essence of the sport: personal achievement, respect, solidarity and humility. I am not sure how I manged to get my foot out of the peddle and avoid falling off, but somehow I got a foot down and stopped. Reports I had read said that there was a breeze near the top that made the climb even harder but I began praying for some sort of wind to cool me down. Thankfully on the second lap the sky clouded over and the heat dropped. I tried a little jog and felt okay. 1st Spirit Tri Series Female - Chiemsee Middle Distance, 3rd. 2015. The first 2km or 4 hairpins are the hardest with the gradient over 10%. I continue on my way, counting off the km which seem to be taking an eternity. I loved it all, including the training. The alarm was set for 6.30am but as with most of these events I was awake long before, staring at the ceiling and running through the upcoming day. The South African says, "I have been coming to Alpe d'Huez Triathlon for years and always used it as a big bike week in the Alps to prepare for races later in the season. I wasn’t prepared for how tough it was, I keep my heartrate between 140 and 150 but it’s hard going. I walked for a few minutes and the leg felt better. The views down the valley are spectacular and I’m easily hitting 60km/hr on the sections between hairpins. With its four-race line-up, the event brings together athletes of all origins and profiles around one and the same spirit, the 21 bends of Alpe d’Huez. Myself and Siobhan are barely wet and still a 100m from the start line when the hooter goes. ... Alpe d’Huez 2019. I hadn’t put a huge amount of thought into this climb as I had been focusing on Alpe d’Huez but in hindsight it is as long as ADH and only 1% less on the average. 2014. Epreuve classée par le magazine allemand Triathlète.de comme «le plus beau triathlon d’Europe». Take advantage of the special Full Experience rate. 52:08. There is a countdown clock to the start at the water’s edge and it’s nearly at zero as we get in. 2017. Siobhan had the same problem as me with the scrums around the buoys but is happy enough as I head off. Unique as the swimming contest is held in the crystal clear waters of the Lac du Verney, exclusively open to athletes during the competition. The Alpe d’Huez Triathlon quickly made a name for itself in the world of triathlon after its inaugural running in 2006. 4.6 from . I somehow got them on and struggled out on to the run. The last lap was a relief, I had made friends with some of my fellow run/walkers and we discussed the day. 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