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Riders' Roadbook 2019

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Cosmic Ultimate UST wheelset

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Cosmic Ultimate SL shorts


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Contacts If you have any questions during the build up to the event don’t hesitate to get in touch. Live Chat hauteroute.org Emergency phone number +33 9 79 98 18 22 Hotline number before August 13th (9am to 6pm) +41 21 641 43 99 Hotline number between August 13th and September 2nd +33 7 72 77 06 75 Email contact@hauteroute.org A dedicated team will also be available at the Info Point during the Haute Route Village opening hours and at the start line of each stage.

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Contents 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 22 24

Welcome to the Pyrenees Event Overview How to get to Pau Grand Depart Village Registration Day Registration Pack A Typical Day Haute Route ID Card Rules and Regulations Safety and Support Signage What to Take Bag Logistics Feed Station Pau Hotels: Pau

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Stage 1 Béarn Pyrénées Stage 2 Hotels: Bagnères-de-Luchon Bagnères-de-Luchon Stage 3 Hotels: Argelès-Gazost Valleys of Gavarnie Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Stage 7 Final Day Official Boutique How to Follow Event Partners 5


Dear Rider Welcome to the 2019 Haute Route Pyrenees. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make sure everything is in place so you can live an experience of a lifetime. Part of this process is the publication of this roadbook. Its purpose is to provide a comprehensive guide outlining all the information you will need during the 7 days, both on and off the bike.

Bienvenue à la Haute Route Pyrénées 2019. Nous travaillons dur tout au long de l’année pour que vous puissiez vivre une expérience inoubliable. Ce Roadbook (uniquement en anglais) est un guide complet contenant les informations dont vous aurez besoin pendant les 7 jours, à la fois avant, pendant et après les étapes. Vous trouverez des détails sur le retrait des dossards, des informations sur chaque étape, y compris le fonctionnement de

Inside you will find details on the registration process and technical stage information for the event, including details of the mechanical and medical assistance provided.

l’assistance mécanique et médicale fournie pendant l’événement.

Wishing you all the very best of luck with your final preparations,

L’équipe Haute Route

The Haute Route Team.

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En vous souhaitant une bonne fin de préparation,


Event Overview The seventh edition of the Haute Route Pyrenees offers an exceptional course across some of the most beautiful and unspoilt mountains in Europe. The course features a total of 719km and 18320m of climbing over seven days.

Friday 16th August

Grand Depart Village in Pau Open from 10:00am to 5:30pm Welcome briefing at 6:30pm Pasta Party at 8:00pm

Saturday 17 August th

Stage 1 - Start at 7:30am Pau - La Pierre Saint-Martin 96KM / 2750M+

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Stage 2 - Start at 7:00am Pau - Port de Balès 137KM / 2900M+ (+20km to village)

Monday 19th August Stage 3 - Start at 7:00am Bagnères-de-Luchon - Hospice de France 131KM / 3500M+ (+11km to village)

Tuesday 20th August Stage 4 - Start at 07:30am Bagnères-de-Luchon - Col du Tourmalet 82KM / 3250M+ (+37km to village)

Wednesday 21st August Stage 5 - Start at 9:00am ITT Argelès-Gazost - Col de Spandelles 15KM / 920M+

Thursday 22nd August Stage 6 - Start at 7:30am Argelès-Gazost - Pau 131KM / 2700M+

Friday 23rd August Stage 7 - Start at 7:30am Pau - Pau 127KM / 2300M+ Closing Ceremony at 6:45pm

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How To Get To Pau

AIRPORT The closest airports are Pau, Toulouse and Bordeaux.

SHUTTLE Book the Official Shuttle from Toulouse Airport (TLS) and be dropped off at the Grand Depart Village.

CAR Drive from home or rent a car from your arrival airport

PUBLIC TRANSPORT Get the train to the Gare de Pau

Event Map Key Village Grand Depart & Final Day Bike Park Available Esplanade Palais Beaumont, Pau

Pasta Party

Start Line Closing Ceremony Doors open - 6:00pm Prizegiving - 06:45pm

Briefing 6:30pm, Théâtre Saint-Louis, Pau

Village Stage 6 Bike Park Available Stade d’Eaux Vives, Bizanos

Participant Car Park Parking de l’Usine des Tramways, Pau

Event Hotels

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1. Ibis Budget Pau Est

4. Hôtel Best Western Continental

2. Hôtel Bosquet Pau

5. Hôtel Parc Beaumont

3. Ibis Pau Centre

6. Quality Hôtel Pau Centre

7. Hôtel Le Bourbon


Grand Depart Village All riders are required to register at the Event Village on Friday 16th August in Pau between 10:00am and 5:30pm. The Grand Depart Village will be located at Esplanade Palais Beaumont, Allée Anna de Noailles, Pau.

Partners and Activities in the event village

HAUTE ROUTE Boutique SIGMA SPORTS Shop

MAVIC Mechanical assistance and special gift

PRECISION HYDRATATION Sample products and sweat testing

WATTBIKE Wattbike Atom demo and power test

KITBRIX Product exhibition

FRANCE BIKE RENTALS Bike rental collection

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VILLAGE ARRIVAL – The event village will be open from 10:00am to 5:30pm. Before exploring the village and visiting partners’ and exhibitors’ booths, make sure you follow the steps outlined below. BIKE PARK – If you brought your bike with you to the village use the secure bike park while you complete the registration process. EQUIPMENT CHECK – Present the following mandatory equipment to the organisation before being allowed to proceed to bib collection: Hard-shell helmet, long sleeve thermal jacket, full-finger winter gloves, thermal overshoes, leg warmers.

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BIB COLLECTION – Collect your bib, bike plate and Haute Route Pyrenees registration pack (you will need one form of photo ID).

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OFFICIAL PHOTO - Don’t forget to have your official Haute Route picture taken.

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BIKE PLATE – Once you’ve collected your registration pack, attach your bike plate on to your handlebars. It is forbidden to alter, cut or fold your bike plate.

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BIKE BOX – Attach your bike box tag to your bike box and bring your bike box to the dedicated trucks. Your bike box will be stored in a secured room throughout the event. You will not be able to access your bike box again until the final stage finish in Pau. WELCOME BRIEFING – Once you have completed all these steps and have visited our partner and exhibitor stands please ensure that you attend the mandatory Rider Briefing at 6:30pm at Théâtre Saint-Louis in Pau. Bikes allowed. N.B: The Rider Briefing will be followed by the Event Supporter Briefing which is mandatory for friends and family following the event by car.

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PASTA PARTY – To start the Haute Route in the right way, make new friends over dinner at the Pasta Party, which will take place at Palais Beaumont, Pau straight after the Rider Briefing. Finally, don’t forget to pick up your bike if you used the bike park. There is no secure bike park overnight.

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Registration Pack 1801 MAVIC JERSEY & GILET Receive your jersey and your gilet at the Mavic stand

KITBRIX BACKPACK To put your change of clothes for each day

BACKPACK TAG To insert in the pocket on the side of your backpack

HAUTE ROUTE TRAVEL BAG To transport belongings between each stage

TRAVEL BAG TAG To insert in the pocket on top of your Travel Bag

BIKE BOX TAG To be attached to the front of your bike box

FIRST NAME

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BIKE PLATE & CABLE TIES To be secured on your bike’s handlebars

BIB NUMBER AND PINS

ROADBOOK To be referred to during all event

6 BIKE STICKERS With profile info for each stage

WATERPROOF POUCH

PRECISION HYDRATION ELECTROLYTE TABLETS

RED BACK LIGHT

HAUTE ROUTE LANYARD

ID CARD ID card to give you access to all services on event

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A Typical Day 5:00AM

5:30AM Wake up and breakfast

7:00AM Ride to start line

7:30AM

10:30AM

Start of stage

4:30PM Finish Stage Book Massage Lunch Massage Bike Check with Mavic Relax

6:30PM

7:00PM

Briefing

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MIDNIGHT

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Your Haute Route ID card The Official Haute Route ID Card is your pass to access all services on-event.

Bike Park Present your ID Card to collect your bike from the bike park

Rider Meals Pass Pasta Party, rider meals and closing ceremony

Massages Present your ID Card at the Info Point whilst booking your massage. You will receive a sticker with your scheduled massage time on it

Rider's Experience & Services Team Official Hotline If you have any questions about the organisation on-event. The phone-number is activated from the day prior to registration day until the day after the closing ceremony

Medical Emergency 24/7 hotline for any medical emergency on-event

Accommodation & Briefing Details of your accommodation and location of the daily briefing listed at the back of your ID card

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Rules And Regulations Rules and Regulations

Key Points

It is important to be aware of all the Rules & Regulations of the Haute Route which include timekeeping & rankings, time limits, equipment allowed, safety, medical and personal assistance, anti-doping and other important topics.

• Respect traffic rules at all times (traffic lights, stop signs, etc.) • Ride on the right hand side of the road • Respect traffic signs of the Haute Route • Respect other road users (not involved in the event) • Wear a hardshell helmet at all times • Wear your bib on your back • Position your frame plate on the front of your handlebars • No earphones

View the rules in full: hauteroute.org/downloads

Equipment check The following equipment is mandatory and must be presented by every rider during registration to pass the Equipment Safety Check prior to collecting your bib and registration pack: • Hard-shell helmet • Long sleeve thermal jacket • Thermal overshoes • Leg warmers • Full finger winter gloves

Sustainability By entering the Haute Route, you commit to respect the environment and the natural areas visited. It is strictly forbidden to leave any type of waste (paper, plastic packaging etc) on the course. Any rider caught throwing waste on the course can be penalised or even disqualified. See chart: https://www.hauteroute.org/riders-corner/ downloads

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Safety And Support Organisation

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Technical Assistance Assistance on the course • Mavic is the only party authorised to provide assistance on the course outside of designated feed stations. Riders receiving outside assistance - mechanical or otherwise - are liable to penalties and ultimately disqualification • Every participant is expected to be selfsufficient in the case of a puncture If you suffer a mechanical, please be patient and inform the driver of the closest course vehicle - they will inform Mavic. Please note that time waiting for Mavic will not and can not be deducted from your race result. Mavic have to look after the entire peloton and their neutral service will help you as quickly as possible.

Medical Assistance Available 24/7: • Emergency Doctors • Professional Nurses • Ambulances

Assistance in the event village and at the start line: Mavic will have a stand at each Event Village and at the start line. The team will attempt to resolve any mechanical issues. Replacement parts, spares and accessories: Mavic will not provide spare parts. Although there may be some bike shops close to the course, we recommend you bring specific spares including: • A rear-mech hanger • Allen keys specific to your bike • Spare brake blocks (front and rear) • Inner tubes with the correct length valves and CO2 cans and a pump

Medical Emergency Phone number:

+33 9 79 98 18 22

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Signage Event Signage Stage Course

Route to start line

Route back to village

Warning

Danger

Timing

ATTENTION CHAUSSEE RETRECIE

5KM

DANGER OBSTACLE

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Start Col

FIN DU CHRONOMETRAGE

FINAL TIMED SECTION ENDS IN 5KM

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Distance to summit

Distance to finish

Refreshment point

ARRIVEE

SOMMET

RAVITALLEMENT

5KM

10KM

1KM

FINISH 5KM

SUMMIT 10KM EU RoadSigns75x100.indd 22

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FEED STATION 1KM 17/05/2018 14:31

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Village Signage

The various services offered in the village are identified by these signs (non-exhaustive list):

SAC A DOS BACKPACKS

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Vehicle Accredition Car Front

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What To Take With You While every rider will have their own personal preference, this is a suggested list of what to take on the bike and in your backpack (dropped off at the start/collected at the finish of each stage):

ON THE BIKE

OFF THE BIKE

A windbreaker/gilet Water/drinks bottles Cereal bars, dried fruits, energy gels A pair of sunglasses A mobile phone in your waterproof pouch Spare inner tubes or sealant for tubeless tyre Tyre-levers A pump or a CO2 canister A multi-tool including chain tool

Haute Route Pyrenees ID Card Comfy clothes Shoes Tech Chargers Toiletries Towel Compression socks

NUTRITION

KIT * Helmet ** Jerseys ** Shorts Base layers * Shoe covers * Jacket Thermal jacket * Gloves x2 Gilete

Cycling cap Beanie Sun glasses Arm warmers * Leg warmers Knee warmers Shoes Socks Buff

Bars Gels Electrolyte tablets Recovery drinks

PROTECTION Sun cream Chamois Cream

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Bag Logistics

HOTEL

Drop travel bag in hotel lobby

FINISH

Collect backpack at finish

VILLAGE

Collect racebag

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START

Drop backpack and race bag at start

RIDE

RIDE

COL

Race bag available at predefined location

HOTEL

Collect travel bag in hotel lobby


Feed Stations All feed stations throughout the Haute Route will be stocked with a variety of different products to help you fuel and hydrate for your ride. From a variety of drinks and energy products to sweet and savoury whole foods, there will be something to suit everyone’s taste.

WATER

COKE

PRECISION HYDRATION ELECTROLYTE DRINK

ENERGY BARS

ENERGY GELS

SAVOURY FOOD Cheese, ham, crackers, potatoes

SWEET FOOD Dried fruit, cakes, bananas, oranges

FEED STATION ETIQUETTE

To ensure rider safety, please do not block the road, and use the bike racks provided rather than pulling up to the tables with your bike. For riders receiving external support from family, coaches, or tour operators, note that the feed station zones are the only points on the course where assistance is permitted.

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INTRODUCING

Pau It is no surprise that the Haute Route is coming to Pau because it is a must if you are planning to ride the mythical Pyrenean cols. Pau is also a sports, nature and wildlife destination of choice due to its geographical and climatic advantages, its facilities and its English heritage going back to the 19th century. In Pau and its surroundings, thrill-seekers or walkers can either indulge in rafting or kayaking in the white water stadium or play golf on the green, the oldest in Europe. Then there are the walks by the River Gave in our urban natural park, in the forest of Bastard or in the many public parks and gardens of the city. In addition to these outdoor sports, our city hosts big events and welcomes elite athletes during their training who come to enjoy not just the facilities in Pau but the etiquette of the southwest, friendliness and good food. Apart from Tony Estanguet, born and bred in Pau and a triple Olympic gold medallist in canoeing, the French centre of excellence

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is located here and many international teams train here. The French national basketball team spends every summer at the House of Sports to prepare for international competitions. The historical and modern Grand Prix de Pau – a strong element of our heritage – takes over the city in May. This is not to forget the horses that are honoured each Autumn with the Étoiles de Pau, a three-day Event and one of six annual CCI four-star events in the world. Then there is the rugby, a huge sport in our region. Since 2013, the city of Pau has engaged in the transformation of the Protective Zone of Heritage and Urban Landscape (ZPPAUP), part of an Enhanced Area of Architecture and Heritage (AVAP), to ensure compatibility between the interests of conservation and sustainable development. Labelled City of Art and History since 2012 by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the city is also engaged in a process of adding value throughout the year with many events revealing Pau’s richness and diversity.

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Accommodation:

Pau

HOTEL

ADDRESS

CHECK IN

DISTANCE TO VILLAGE

Ibis Budget

Boulevard de l'Aviation, 64000

3:00pm

3.5km

2:00pm

1.0km

Pau Est

Hôtel Le Bourbon

Pau 12 Place Georges Clémenceau, 64000 Pau

SERVICES

BIKE STORAGE In bedrooms

Secure room

Hôtel Bosquet Pau

11 Rue Valéry Meunier, 64000 Pau

2:00pm

1.0km

Ibis Pau Centre

26 Rue Samonzet, 64000 Pau

2:00pm

1.0km

Secure garage

Hôtel Best Western Continental

2 Rue Maréchal Foch, 64000 Pau

2:00pm

1.0km

Secure room

Hôtel Parc Beaumont

1 Avenue Edouard VII, 64000 Pau

2:00pm

0.5km

Secure room

Quality Hôtel Pau Centre

80 Rue Emile Garet, 64000 Pau

3:00pm

1.0km

Secure room

Wifi

Breakfast at the hotel

Restaurant in the hotel

Secure room

Swimming pool or Wellness Centre

Spa

MAP: http://bit.ly/HRP19_Pau

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Stage 1 - Saturday, 17th August PA U • L A P I E R R E S T M A R T I N 9 6 K M I 2 7 5 0 M+

Practical info

Start: 7:30am, Palais Beaumont, Pau Finish: La Pierre Saint-Martin First rider expected at 10:40am Village: Station de la Pierre Saint-Martin, 64570 Arette Shuttle: From La Pierre-Saint-Martin to Pau Briefing: 6:30pm, Théâtre Saint-Louis, Pau

Cut off times

10:25am: Col de Bugalaran - 59.1KM 12:45pm: Col de la Hourcère - 85.5KM 1.45pm: La Pierre Saint-Martin

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MOUNTAINes

Pass

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INTRODUCING

Béarn Pyrénées In the Béarn Pyrénées, the cols are all part of the legend for cycling enthusiasts and professionals alike. Most cyclo-sportive addicts will readily tell you that the cols in the Béarn Pyrénées each have that little something that makes them extra-special. A rite of passage, a col is synonymous with pushing past one’s limits and self-fulfilment.

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La Pierre St-Martin, Marie-Blanque and Aubisque; the infernal trio leading you towards the foot of the Tourmalet, Pourtalet and eventually the Jaca across the Spanish border and the Quebrantahuesos route. They all reserve a special battle for lovers of cycling in the mountains, and those fans of riding in the small ring.

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Stage 2 - Sunday, 18th August PA U • P O R T D E B A L È S 1 3 7 K M I 2 9 0 0 M+

Practical info

Start: 7:00am, Palais Beaumont, Pau Finish: Port de Balès First rider expected at 11:40am Village: 1 Parc du Casino, 31110 Bagnères-de-Luchon Briefing: 6:30pm, Casino, Bagnères-de-Luchon

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Cut off times

11:45am: La Barthe de Neste - 88.8KM 12:35pm: St-Bertrand-de-Cominges - 107.4KM 3:45pm: Port de Balès


Accommodation: HOTEL

Hôtel Villa d'Alti

Bagnères-de-Luchon DISTANCE TO VILLAGE

ADDRESS

CHECK IN

3 Avenue Jacques Barrau, 31110

3:00pm

1.0km

Bagnères-de-Luchon

SERVICES

BIKE STORAGE In bedrooms

Résidence Le Belvédère *

7 Rue des Jardins, 31110 Saint-Mamet

3:00pm

1.0km

In bedrooms

Résidence Les Pics d'Aran *

Avenue Rémy Comet, 31110 Bagnères-de-Luchon

3:00pm

2.0km

In bedrooms

1 Place Maréchal Joffre, 31110 Bagnères-deLuchon

3:00pm

1.0km

Secure room

Hôtel des 2Nations

5 Rue Victor Hugo, 31110 Bagnères-deLuchon

3:00pm

1.0km

Secure room

Hotel Francois 1er

1-3 Allée d'Etigny, 31110 Bagnères-deLuchon

3:00pm

1.0km

Secure room

12 Allée d'Etigny, 31110 Bagnères-deLuchon

3:00pm

0.5km

Secure room

Hôtel La Rencluse

4 Boulevard de Gascogne, 31110 Saint-Mamet

3:00pm

1.0km

Secure room

Hôtel Alti

19 Allée d'Etigny, 31110 Bagnères-deLuchon

3:00pm

0.5km

Secure garage

3:00pm

1.0km

Hôtel Bon Accueil

Hôtel Le Concorde

Hôtel Les Lilas

3 Allée d'Etigny, 31110 Bagnères-deLuchon

Secure garage

Hôtel Panoramic

6 Avenue Carnot, 31110 Bagnères-deLuchon

3:00pm

0.1km

Secure room

Hôtel Le Floréal

11 Avenue J Boularan, 31110 Bagnères-deLuchon

3:00pm

0.5km

In bedrooms

Wifi

Breakfast at the hotel

Restaurant in the hotel

*As the hotel does not organise breakfast, the Haute Route will provide a complimentary breakfast in the same location as rider meal the day before.

Swimming pool or Wellness Centre

Spa

MAP: http://bit.ly/HRP19_Bagneres-de-Luchon

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INTRODUCING

Bagnères-de-Luchon The region of Luchon, with its valleys and peaks reaching an altitude of 3,404 m (11,168 ft), opens wide the gates to the Pyrenees. Discover the unique landscapes through the seasons and sample all the pleasures of the mountain, water and air. Both a town and a village, Luchon is located at an altitude of 630 m (2,067 ft) and has a prestigious tradition of thermal springs that now promise to cater for the Fitness and Well-being of you, your family and your friends.

Luchon offers the whole range of facilities and activities you can expect from a big tourist and thermal resort: hotels ranging from 1* to 3***, self-catering apartments, campsites, hydrotherapy & spa therapy, all sorts of mountain related sporting activities, bars, restaurants, cinemas, nightclubs as well as all the shops you will require. Whether you are looking for relaxation or adventure on your holiday, only 90 minutes from Toulouse, at the foot of the highest Pyrenean summits and right on Spain’s doorstep, Luchon is THE resort to discover in all seasons!

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Stage 3 - Monday, 19th August BAGNÈRES-DE-LUCHON • HOSPICE DE FRANCE 1 3 1 K M I 3 5 0 0 M+

Practical info Start: 7:30am, Parking Casino, Bagnères-de-Luchon Finish: Hospice de France First rider expected at 12:15pm Village: 1 Parc du Casino, 31110 Bagnères-de-Luchon Briefing: 6:30pm, Casino, Bagnères-de-Luchon

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Cut off times

10:20am: Cazarhil - 41.9KM 1:50pm: Col de Menté - 88.9KM 3:45pm: Bagnères-de-Luchon - 119.1KM 4:50pm: Hospice de France


Accommodation:

HOTEL

Argelès-Gazost

ADDRESS

Camping 41 Avenue du Lavedan, Domaine de La 65400 Agos-Vidalos Tour

CHECK IN

DISTANCE TO VILLAGE

SERVICES

BIKE STORAGE

3:00pm

4.0km

In cabins

3:00pm

0.5km

Secure room

9 Rue Lavoisier, 65260 Pierrefitte-Nestalas

3:00pm

6.0km

Secure room

17 Avenue des Pyrénées, 65400 Argelès-Gazost

3:00pm

0.5km

Secure room

Grand Hôtel de France

35 Avenue du Général Leclerc, 65260 Pierrefitte-Nestalas

3:00pm

6.0km

Secure room

La Villa du Parc

5 Place Edouard Sept, 65400 Argelès-Gazost

3:00pm

0.5km

Secure room

Hôtel Les Rochers

1 Place du Castillou, 65400 Saint-Savin

3:00pm

3.5km

Secure room

Logis Hôtel Villa Bon Repos

Route du Stade., 65400 ArgelèsGazost

3:00pm

0.5km

Secure room

Résidence Andurans

12 Avenue des Pyrénées, 65400 Argelès-Gazost

3:00pm

1.0km

In apartments

Logis Hôtel Beau Site

Rue des Poilus, 65400 ArgelèsGazost

3:00pm

0.5km

Secure garage

Hôtel Chez Pierre d'Agos

5 Avenue du Lavedan, 65400 Agos-Vidalos

3:00pm

4.5km

In bedrooms

Résidence Clairevie

32 Route du Stade, 65400 ArgelèsGazost

3:00pm

0.5km

In apartments

Logis Hôtel L'Arrieulat Hôtel de La Gare

Hôtel du Soleil Levant

Wifi

28 Avenue des Pyrénées, 65400 Argelès-Gazost

Breakfast at the hotel

Restaurant in the hotel

Swimming pool or Wellness Centre

Spa

MAP: http://bit.ly/HRP19_Argeles-Gazost

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INTRODUCING

Valleys of Gavarnie The cycling capital of the Pyrenees. Sitting in the heart of the Pyrenees, surrounded by the cols engrained in the history of the Tour de France, the valleys of Gavarnie are an ideal hub for cycling enthusiasts. From the Hors Categorie’ ascent up the Tourmalet and Soulor or Spandelles, first category, and picturesque roads that wind through charming little villages, cycling enthusiasts could no choose better location to train and race. The concentration of renowned cycling roads around valleys is truly what makes us unique. You can feasibly ride the Tourmalet, the Soulor and Spandelles in the same day. This year, a time trial up the little known but stunning Col des Spandelles. On top of this, numerous lesser-known cols can also offer the opportunity to discover some new roads and climbs that are equally as beautiful and challenging. The col des Tentes at Gavarnie sits in the heart of a UNESCO world heritage site and near the French / Spanish border at over 3000m. Ascending the winding road up to the Pont d’Espagne at Cauterets, you can let yourself be blown away by the splendor of the

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waterfalls and dense pine tree forests. This easily rivals the grandeur of the ascent up the Tourmalet. Gavarnie Valleys treasures hidden gems like the col of Couraduque, in the Azun Valley which is quite a remarkable ascent that averages a tough 8% gradient. During the winter, Couraduque plays host to the largest Nordic skiing domain of the Pyrenees and is a great area for hiking, VTT and paragliding throughout the summer. Accommodation options in the area stretch from hotels to camping sites, rental homes and holiday resorts. All adhere to the “Cyclo Altamonta” charter and as such are welcoming for all cyclists wishing to keep their bikes in their rooms or secured bike sheds. Moreover, facilities are in place for cleaning and servicing bikes and the nutritional value of meals on offers adapted to cyclists needs. All things considered, Argelès-Gazost is ideally situated to welcome you, our cycling friends, in the heartland of French cycling. www.valleesdegavarnie.com


TOURMALET

SOULOR

INFORMATION & BOOKING : +33 (0)5 62 97 49 61 reservation@valleesdegavarnie.com

HAUTACAM

ARDIDEN

GAVARNIE

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Stage 4 - Tuesday, 20th August BAGNÈRES-DE-LUCHON • COL DU TOURMALET 8 2 K M I 3 2 5 0 M+

Practical info

Start: 7:30am, Parking Casino, Bagnères-de-Luchon Finish: Col du Tourmalet First rider expected at 10:30am Transition: After crossing the line at Tourmalet, join other finishers for the ride back to the Haute Route Village in Argèles-Gazost. Village: Place Despourrins, 65400 Argelès-Gazost Briefing: 6:30pm, Casino, Argelès-Gazost

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Cut off times

11:15am: Hourquette d'Ancizan - 47.5KM 2:00pm: Col du Tourmalet


ITT Stage 5 - Wednesday, 21st August Time Trial procedure

Your start time is defined by your overall ranking following the previous stages and riders will set off in reverse order of the general classification. 1. Call times and start times published at the briefing after the previous stage and available online 2. Present yourself in the waiting area at your call time 3. Enter the Time Trial start pen 2 minutes before your start time 4. Enter the start ramp 20 seconds before your start Please note, Duo riders will ride down the start ramp individually, and their start time will be based on the ranking of the slowest rider in their Duo.

Practical info Start: 9:00am, Place du Foirail, Argelès Gazost Finish: Col de Spandelles First rider expected at 10:30am Village: Place Despourrins, 65400 Argelès-Gazost Briefing: 6:30pm, Casino, Argelès-Gazost I T T A R G E L È S - G A Z O S T • C O L D E S PA N D E L L E S 1 5 . 2 K M | 9 2 0 M+

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Stage 6 - Thursday, 22nd August A R G E L È S - G A Z O S T • PA U 1 3 1 K M I 2 7 0 0 M+

Practical info Start: 7:30am, Avenue Jules Dambe, Argelès-Gazost Finish: Pau First rider expected at 11:45am Village: Stade d’Eaux Vives, 64320 Bizanos Briefing: 6:30pm, Théâtre Saint-Louis, Pau

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Cut off times

10:35am: Col d’Aubisque - 31.1KM 12:50pm: Col de Marie-Blanque - 69.6KM 2:35pm: Arudy - 102KM 4:05pm: Pau - 126.9KM


Stage 7 - Friday, 23rd August PA U • PA U 1 2 7 K M I 2 3 0 0 M+

Practical info

Start: 7:30am, Palais Beaumont, Pau Finish: Pau First rider expected at 11:25am Village: Esplanade Palais Beaumont, Allée Anna de Noailles, Pau Closing ceremony: at Palais Beaumont, Pau. Doors open at 6:00pm. Ceremony starts at 6:45pm.

Cut off times

11:40am: Col d’Aubisque - 56KM 1:35pm: Asson - 94.5KM 2:45pm: Notre-Dame-de-Piétat - 114.1KM

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Final Day Operations

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You become a finisher in Pau

Receive your Finisher Medal

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Collect your Backpack

Receive your Finisher Polo

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Closing Ceremony: food, drinks, awards At Palais Beaumont, Pau. You must have your Haute Route ID card with you. Additional tickets can be purchased for friends and family.

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Official Boutique Available online at hauteroute-shop.com, head to our official boutique to pick up a few pieces of memorabilia. Choose from our selection of hats, caps, t-shirts, socks, posters and much much more.

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Hang this 2019 Haute Route Cycling Series poster at home or in your office to remember that you can overcome all obstacles.

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Haute Route Pyrenees - Riders Roadbook 2019  

This Roadbook is a comprehensive guide outlining all the information you will need during the event, both on and off the bike.

Haute Route Pyrenees - Riders Roadbook 2019  

This Roadbook is a comprehensive guide outlining all the information you will need during the event, both on and off the bike.