450 Amateur Cyclists ready to take on 10th Anniversary Haute Route Alps
The Haute Route Alps is getting ready to celebrate its 10th anniversary in the best way possible.
From the 22nd - 28th August, 450 amateur cyclists will take to the mythical passes of the Alps. This anniversary year of the Haute Route will see the cyclists make their way round a route winding from Megeve to Nice via the Colombiere, the Iseran, the Galibier, the Lautaret, finishing with the uphill climb towards Tignes, Vars, and the Alpe d’Huez.
800km and 21,000m of Climbing
The Haute Route is not only an adventure but a physical challenge that unites sporting enthusiasts. Standing alone on the calendar as the sole 7-day race, the Haute Route Alps is seen as the ultimate challenge. The race’s 7 stages offer little respite to its participants, who have to pedal past a whole manner of challenges that the race brings each day. These uphill climbs — able to decide the outcome of a Tour de France and posing as the context to the failures and victories of great sporting champions — will become the daily reality for the 450 amateur cyclists participating in the Haute Route Alps 2021. The 4th stage of the race will present a ‘Dantesque’ three-stage challenge including the Iseran, the Télégraphe and the Galibier for a total of 4700 metres of elevation gain.
Over the course of the event’s seven days, a total of 20 obstacles have been identified for the course of 200m and 21,000 metres of elevation gain.
The camaraderie and solidarity between the Haute Route riders courses through the veins of the event and will prove to be more important this year than ever before. The cyclists will be supported with a fantastic provision of services, with the help of 5 mechanics, 30 masseurs, 30 safety motorbikes and 8 accompanying vehicles to look after them the whole way.
2021 Haute Route Alps Stages
STAGE 1: Megève - Côte 2000 (110km - 3100 metres of elevation gain)
STAGE 2: Megève - Tignes (109km - 3450 metres of elevation gain)
STAGE 3: Tignes - Col de Sarenne (182km - 4700 metres of elevation gain)
STAGE 4: Bourg-d’Oisans - Alpe d’Huez (15.5km - 1150 metres of elevation gain)
STAGE 5: Alpe d’Huez - Col de Granon (86km - 3000 metres of elevation gain
STAGE 6: Serre Chevalier Briançon - Auron (140km - 3650 metres of elevation gain)
STAGE 7: Auron - Col de Vence Nice (148km - 3200 metres of elevation gain)
Click here for full information: https://www.hauteroute.org/riders-corner/info-view/alps-2021-en
Celebrations For The Haute Route's 10th Anniversary!
On the 21st August 2011, 300 riders set off from the shores of Lake Geneva for Nice for the very first Haute Route race. 730km and 17,000 metres of elevation gain awaited them. The idea of a race held in stages along legendary roads, set in an iconic backdrop and supported by a professional level of service immediately appealed to the public. The circuit has expanded ever since, adding new locations for cyclists each season, including Oman, Mexico, the Dolomites, and Brazil. Ten years later, the Haute Route is famous the world over for being the first global prestigious stage-race circuit for amateur cyclists. To celebrate this decade of progress and achievement, there will be performances by local bands, the honouring of personalities who have marked the history of the Haute Route, a photograph exhibition as well as a number of prizes up for grabs every day.
About the HAUTE ROUTE
With events lasting 3, 5 and 7 days held in iconic cycling destinations around the world, the Haute Route is the world’s leading prestige stage race circuit for amateur cyclists. The Haute Route aims to provide unrivalled support and service at a professional level. This is made possible through a high standard of hospitality in addition to an excellent attention to detail, which together guarantees an experience akin to a professional racing circuit.
Since 2011, the Haute Route has gradually expanded to a total of 7 races, the first of which - the Haute Route Alps - will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
Find out more at https://www.hauteroute.org