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THE M A N UA L

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DISCOVER THE

HAUTE ROUTE BOUTIQUE 2019 BACKPACK

2019 SPECIAL EDITION T -SHIRT

HAUTE ROUTE NECKWARMER

SNAPBACK

PAIR OF SOCKS

WATER BOTTLE KITBRIX RACEBAG

Available online at hauteroute-shop.com You can also pick up some memorabilia during events at our official boutique. 2


Contents Welcome to the 2020 edition of Haute Route Oman! There is so much more to the Haute Route experience than just turning up for the event. The purpose of this guide is to outline all the information you will need to get organised in advance, to help you reach new heights. In addition to this manual, 3 weeks prior to the event you will receive your Rider’s Roadbook, which will feature detailed information about each stage. Ride safely and see you in the mountains, The Haute Route Oman team

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Stay Connected Registration Day Registration Pack What To Take With You Accommodation Bag Logistics

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Rules And Regulations Safety And Support Signage Feed Stations Final Day Operations Event Partners

Typical Day 3


Stay Connected Meet-ups

Event Facebook groups

Get advice and insights from our team of ambassadors and take the opportunity to connect with other riders:

Ask fellow riders all your questions on our dedicated event Facebook groups.

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Partner stores Training centres Hubs & Cafés Zwift

View our next meet-ups: hauteroute.org/ambassadors/month If you have any questions regarding your preparation for your first or next Haute Route challenge, you can also consult our ‘Training’ section.

Follow us on Social Media #HauteRouteOman hauterouteoman

@HauteRouteOman hauteroutetv

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Registration Day The event village will open on Thursday afternoon.

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VILLAGE ARRIVAL – The event village will be open to riders from 1pm to 5pm, (Infinity Pass Holders only between 12pm to 1pm) please make sure that you follow the registration steps outlined below: BIKE PARK – Use the secure bike park located opposite the event village whilst you complete the registration process. A security guard will be present from 1pm to 5pm. BIB COLLECTION – Collect your bib, bike plate and Haute Route Oman registration pack. NOTE: One form of Photo Identification must be available for inspection.

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REGISTRATION PACK COLLECTION – Get your official Haute Route Oman jersey, goodies from partners and KITBRIX backpack.

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OFFICIAL PHOTO - Don’t forget to have your official Haute Route Oman picture taken next to the Léger Clothing tent.

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BIKE PLATE – Once you’ve collected your registration pack, attach your bike plate to your handlebars. It is forbidden to alter, cut or fold your bike plate. 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 in the Golden Tulip Nizwa at 6.30pm. PASTA PARTY – To start the Haute Route Oman in the right way, attend the Pasta Party that will take place near the hotel pool straight after the Rider Briefing.

Finally, if you use the bike park, don’t forget to pick up your bike. Bike Park opening times are 1pm - 5pm. Whilst the bike park is patrolled during the day, there is no security presence overnight. 5


Registration Pack 1801 OFFICIAL LÉGER HAUTE ROUTE OMAN JERSEY This can be redeemed at the Léger LA stand

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

2 BIKE STICKERS With profile info for each stage

RED BACK LIGHT

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KITBRIX BACKPACK To put your change of clothes for each day

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

BIB NUMBER AND PINS Attach the bib number on your back with the pins provided

ROADBOOK To be referred to during all stages of the event

HAUTE ROUTE LANYARD

ID CARD ID card to give you access to all services during the event


What To Take With You Whilst every rider will have his or her own personal preferences, a suggested list of items to take on the bike and store in backpacks is provided.

Mandatory Equipment Hard-shell helmet Long sleeved thermal jacket

Leg warmers Red back light

On The Bike

In Your Backpack

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 ID Card Comfy clothes Shoes Tech Chargers Toiletries Towel Compression socks

Nutrition Kit Jerseys Shorts Base layers Gilet Cycling cap Beanie

Arm warmers Leg warmers Knee warmers Shoes Socks Buff

Bars Gels Electrolyte tablets Recovery drinks

Protection Sun cream Chamois Cream 7


Accommodation

Make the most of your experience Our event hotels have been chosen for their proximity to the Event Village and the race services. If you are looking for accommodation to ease your logistics, we recommend our event hotels which also include early sportive breakfast options, secure bike storage and late check-out on the Sunday.

Select the accommodation package that fits your needs. You have various choices from budget to premium hotels. You can find more information on each event page on our website.

Extra nights

Friends & Family accommodation

You can book extra nights before or after the event through our organisation or directly with the hotel. Contact us to know what is the best for your event.

You have friends and family coming to the event to support you? You can book accommodation for them on your customer account. For any specific request (additional bed in a room for children/babies), please contact us.

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Nights included: Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


Bag Logistics Conceived by KitBrix, your Haute Route Pockit backpack is included in your entry fee. You will collect it at registration. Stages 1 and 2 feature backpack drop off and collection (at the start and finish) from the Golden Tulip Hotel. Follow the logistics below for Stage 3:

START

DROP BACKPACK AT START

RIDE STAGE

VAN DRIVES TO FINISH

FINISH

COLLECT BACKPACK AT FINISH

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A Typical Day 5:00AM

5.30AM Wake up and breakfast

7.00AM Ride to start line

7.30AM Start of stage

12.30AM 4.20PM Finish Stage Book Massage Lunch Massage Bike Check Relax

6.30PM

7.00PM

Briefing

Evening at Leisure

MIDNIGHT

Actual times may vary 10


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

Your road bike

The following equipment is strictly forbidden: • Any handlebar extension system • Recumbent bikes, monocycles, tandems, or electric bikes • Bottles made of non-deformable material (glass, aluminium, …) • Wheels with fewer than 12 spokes The following equipment on your bike is mandatory: • A red light at the rear

Cut-off times

Cut-off times for each stage will be communicated in your Riders’ Roadbook. For safety reasons, after the cut-off time you will no longer be able to continue on the route and you will be picked up by the broom wagon. In some occasions, the cutoff times are imposed by public authorities and the Haute Route Oman will enforce them. In other occasions when safety can be guaranteed, the Race Director might be able to use more flexibility with the riders.

Road safety

Respect traffic rules at all times

Ride on the right-hand side of the road

Respect traffic signs of the Haute Route Oman

Respect other road users (not involved in the event)

Wear your helmet at all times

No earphones

Sustainability

By entering the Haute Route Oman, 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 will be penalised or even disqualified.

Abandon

In case you abandon the race, you must inform the organisation by calling the Haute Route hotline.

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Safety And Support Organisation TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CAR

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Technical Assistance The official technical assistance 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 self-sufficient in the case of a puncture • If you suffer a mechanical, please be patient and inform the driver of the closest course vehicle. Time waiting for technical assistance cannot be deducted from your race result. • Technical assistance will be available in the event village and at the start line. There are no bike shops close to the course, so riders are recommended to 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, CO2 cartridges and a pump

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

Transition Some stages can include a transition after the stage to go from the finish line to the Event Village. Haute Route signage will be on the road, however roads will be open to traffic so riders will have to respect the traffic rules. We recommend you wait for your friends and ride as a group.

Start convoy Most stages will begin with a non-timed secure convoy to roll out of the city. The peloton will ride at the pace of the Head of Race car until the first timing mat. The start convoy is included in the distance of the stage.

HAUTE ROUTE OMAN HOTLINE: +968 7195 5500

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Signage Event Signage Stage Course

Route to Village

Timing END OF TIMED SECTION

Warning

Distance to summit

Danger

Distance to finish

Refreshment point

Village Signage

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

BACKPACKS

Vehicle Accredition Car Front

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Feed Stations 3 or 4 feed stations will feature per stage, including one situated at the finish. All feed stations throughout Haute Route Oman will be stocked with a variety of different products to help you fuel and hydrate for your ride. Offering a variety of drinks and energy products - to sweet and savoury whole foods - there will be something to suit everyone’s taste.

WATER

COLA

PRECISION HYDRATION ELECTROLYTE DRINK

ENERGY BARS

GU ENERGY GELS

SAVOURY FOOD Cheese, 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. To avoid waste and limit the number of cups at every feed station, we recommend you use your own bottles.

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Final Day Operations

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You become a finisher

03 Collect your Backpack

05 Return to Event Village

02 Receive your Finisher Medal

04 Receive your Finisher T-shirt

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Closing Ceremony: food, drinks, awards

The Haute Route airport shuttle will leave from the Event Village or event hotels. We will advise you of the details well in advance. We advise you to leave the venue after the closing ceremony, at around 2 or 3pm on Sunday. 15


Event Partners

Event Suppliers

Official Charity

Contact us If you have any questions prior to the event, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Live Chat

hauteroute.org

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Phone

+968 7211 6000

Email

contact.oman@hauteroute.org


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Haute Route Oman 2020 - The Manual  

There is so much more to the Haute Route experience than just turning up for the event. The purpose of this guide is to outline all the info...

Haute Route Oman 2020 - The Manual  

There is so much more to the Haute Route experience than just turning up for the event. The purpose of this guide is to outline all the info...