Haute Route Pyrenees 2017

Haute Route Pyrenees 2017
Another of the original Haute Route events, the mystical Pyrenees offers unrivalled natural beauty. The 2017 Haute Route Pyrenees features a spectacular Individual Time Trial and the simplest logistics yet. Unlike previous events the 2017 Haute Route Pyrenees features only four race villages over seven days of fully-timed and ranked racing. That means two nights in Pau from where stages 2 and 3 will be based, and three nights in Bagnères-de-Luchon, from where stages 5, 6 and 7 will begin. On the road the course includes climbs of established classics like Tourmalet, Aubisque, Peyresourde and the Port de Balès, but adds a new challenge in the form of the Col du Portillon, a classic in professional racing. Also new is what promises to be a superb Individual Time Trial from Bagnères-de-Luchon to the ski station at Superbagnères. The Haute Route Pyrenees will be a true test for some of the world’s most committed amateur riders but also a course that will suit riders looking to enjoy an unforgettable week in one of Europe’s most iconic and beautiful cycling regions. The riders will travel a total of 910 kilometres and climb 19,300 metres during seven days. As always the Col du Tourmalet is the centerpiece and, at 2,117 metres above sea level, the highest point, but there are plenty of other big climbs to really showcase the Pyrenees at their best. Sign up at hauteroute.org/events/overview/pyrenees-2017
"The mystical Pyrenees offers unrivalled natural beauty"
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Date:
13/08/2017 to 19/08/2017
Destination:
French Pyrenees
Challenge Level:
7 big days in the high mountains
Price:
€1,650
Number Of Riders:
400+
Vertical Ascent:
19,200m+