The essential

21 magic bends to tackle

While the ascent of the Alpe d’Huez may not be the most arduous of the Alps, it is difficult to manage and very tricky. A warning to climbers who are overly generous in the effort expended during the first 3 kilometres (the most difficult)! After 2 km of a neutralized start and warm-up, the assault on the 21 bends begins with one certainty: summer awaits you at the summit!

STARTING LINE: Route du Stade – Bourg d’Oisans

FINISH LINE: Palais des Sports in Alpe d’Huez

STARTING LINE PROTOCOL (Bourg d’Oisans)

SAFETY

RACE MONITORING

AFTER CLIMB
(palais des sports)

Discover, test and analyse the legend of the 21 bends with Kinomap, the most realistic indoor cycling application on the market!

Enjoy the ELITE home-trainers in the Warm-up Zone to warm up before your TT start!

Warm-up Zone & Starting Line

The climbers have a reserved warm-up area, before accessing the starting ramps.

Recommended TIMING (based on the climber’s starting time):

  • 30 minutes: entrance to the Warm-up Zone
  • 5 minutes: entrance to the starting ramp

Time to strengthen your team (and make it happy)

Boost your team spirit through an original race in which all your riders (from 16 years old) can participate. Reactivate the social dimension and the cohesion of your team… like in the good old days!

Special rate for the teams (from 5 riders)

Individual ranking (from 16 years old)… and team ranking !

Club 21 Trophy : award to the team with the most riders

Family, kids, friends… THE CLIMB Alpe d’Huez brings your whole club together

KEY INFORMATION

A good climber is an informed climber. Here are some concepts, recommendations and resources of interest, to help you get the most out of your experience, and to help us deliver the first edition as smoothly and safely as possible.

COMPLETE RULES

Read it (preferably before registering) in order to fully understand the possible intricacies of the event and its organisation.

INDIVIDUAL TIME TRIAL

The organisation, through its marshals, will monitor compliance with the basic principle of an individual time trial: NO OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE IS PERMITTED. In particular, companions are asked to not move about on the climb during the event and to not follow any rider.

FICTIVE START

Due to logistical constraints and for your safety, the starting line at Bourg d'Oisans (Warm-up Zone and official starting ramp) is fictive BUT MANDATORY with chip monitoring. The timekeeping starts at the foot of the ascent, about two kilometres away.

START TIME

Climbers do not have the ability to change their start time after registration. It is allocated in chronological order at one of the 4 starting windows chosen by the climber when registering online. The exact start time is tentative: the climber must first and foremost comply with his starting window and the assigned ramp colour.

The nutrition kit of the Climber 2022

With your bib number.

At the entry of the warm-up zone.

At the start and at the feed station

PERSONAL BELONGINGS

A shuttle system allows climbers to leave their belongings (in a properly closed bag identified by the label provided by the organisation) in the space provided for this purpose in the warm up zone. Once across the finish line, the climber collects his bag at the dedicated area near the finish line.

NO FINANCIAL AWARD

If the spirit of THE CLIMB is meaningful to you, you have already understood the limited importance of competition in the event. In order to maintain this vision, no financial award will be given to the winners. However, many valuable prizes and gifts are planned in addition to trophies, commensurate with the performance of the winners.

RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

The organisation sets up clean zones at the starting line, finish line and throughout the race. Any climber caught disposing of any waste outside these areas may be immediately disqualified by a marshal. Help us protect the environment and make the event sustainable.

AN AFTER CLIMB PARTY FOR EVERYONE

Access to the After Climb Party is open to everyone! Families, friends, companions, the curious, young and old... Join us at the Palais des Sports in Alpe d'Huez from 7:00 p.m. for an explosive evening.

Accommodation

THE CLIMB Alpe d´Huez marks the launch of the summer season at the resort. All tourism, hotel and catering professionals look forward to welcoming you to Oisans. Among them, discover our 4 official hotels, with a variety of offers and services that meet all your expectations.

Grandes Rousses****

Located at the top of the village, close to all the shops, the Hotel Grandes Rousses **** offers an impressive panorama of the resort with a breathtaking view of the massif. Service, quality and exclusivity.

Chamois d'Or*****

Experience THE CLIMB Alpe d'Huez in magical conditions. Enjoy the luxury of a landmark hotel at the resort, with a restaurant and a spa that will satisfy the most demanding climbers.

Le Castillan***

The hotel with an authentic family atmosphere par excellence. Located in the heart of the resort, this Alpe d'Huez “classic” is characterised by the quality of its welcome and its comfort.

Hôtel PopAlp

Give a touch of pop to your weekend at Alpe d'Huez. The PopAlp Design Hotel is brand new in the centre of the resort, with modern decor and a colourful universe entirely in the spirit of THE CLIMB. Let yourself be surprised!

Program

FRIDAY

5.00 to 8.00pm

Bib numbers collection

Palais des Sports de l’Alpe d’Huez

SATURDAY

10.00am to 2.00pm

Bib numbers collection

Palais des Sports de l’Alpe d’Huez

2.00 to 6.00pm

Start area entertainment

Bourg d’Oisans Route du Stade

2.30 to 5.00pm

Bib numbers collection and registrations on site

Bourg d’Oisans Route du Stade

3.00 to 4.00pm

Start slot A

Bourg d’Oisans Route du Stade

4.00 to 5.00pm

Start slot B

Bourg d’Oisans Route du Stade

5.00 to 6.00pm

Start slot C

Bourg d’Oisans Route du Stade

3.45pm

First climber finish

In front of Palais des Sports

7.30pm

Last climber finish

In front of Palais des Sports

6.00pm to 9.30pm

DJ Set 1

Palais des Sports de l’Alpe d’Huez

6.00pm to 2.00am

Food Trucks, Bars & services

Palais des Sports de l’Alpe d’Huez

9.30pm

Prize ceremony

Palais des Sports de l’Alpe d’Huez

11.00pm

HIGHLIGHTS (the best of the day)

Palais des Sports de l’Alpe d’Huez

11.00pm to 1.30am

DJ Set Jay Style

Palais des Sports de l’Alpe d’Huez

SUNDAY

10.00

Dowhill Breakfeast

Alpe d’Huez Swimming pool restaurant (“Agua”)

After Climb

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Awards Ceremony

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Video & photos

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Dj. sets

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Discovering the Climber 2022 jersey

In collaboration with INVERSE, a specialist in the design and customisation of sportswear, the organisation created the very first “Climber” cycling jersey. Included in the registration (and presented with the bib on the weekend of the race), this epitome of design and comfort has everything needed to become a collector, an exclusivity for the pioneers of the first edition!

Technical description:

  • INVERSE quality and finish (Elite unisex model)
  • Ultralight Lycra sleeves with silicone band for a perfect fit
  • COOLTECH fabric on the back: aerodynamic and breathable
  • 3 back pockets
  • Sublimation printing (intense and long-lasting colours) with eco-friendly inks