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Haute Route and Sportive Training Camp (Alps)

June 9 @ 16:00 - June 16 @ 12:00

This training camp in the French Alps is perfect to improve your performance in mountain sportives, such as a 3-day or 7-day Haute Route, the one-day Marmotte, the Etape du Tour or the Maratona dles Dolomites. All the Alpine Cols coaches have huge experience in riding sportives in the mountains and are delighted to share their knowledge. During the week you will not only do a considerable amount of training in the mountains, you will also have the chance to exchange with our coaches and other participants on all things cycling-related: climbing, descending, pacing, nutrition, recovery, equipment, using power meters and much more! More information here.

Special guest: Bryan Taylor from Verve Cycling Infocranks®.              

As well as the usual tips and advice on techniques from our experienced coaches, we are delighted to welcome Bryan Taylor from Verve Cycling, the manufacturer of Infocranks®. This is the official power meter of the UCI World Cycling Centre and also at British Cycling. Bryan is one of the world’s leading experts on the use of power in cycling. He will be our evening guest lecturer as well as available one-on-one to debrief your power recordings and offer individual advice.

You will have the opportunity to ride (free of charge) with a set of Infocranks® during the week, and to enrol in the MyPower programme.

Travel & accommodation

You should plan to arrive on Saturday June 9th and depart the following Saturday, unless you want to stay on and ride in the sportive on Sunday. We will pick you up (at fixed times) at Geneva airport. The week includes seven nights in the hotel Beauregard 4**** in La Clusaz and seven days coaching from Monday to Sunday. If you add the sportive option you will spend one additional night (Saturday June 16th) in the hotel Alpen Roc 3*** in Morzine and participate with our support in the Morzine Haut Chablais sportive on Sunday.

 

Programme

Date Route Climbs Distance & vertical
Sun June 10 Tour de la Tournette Col de la Forclaz
Col de l’Epine
Col de la Croix-Fry
93km / 2,290m
Mon June 11 Col des Aravis, descending clinic
Col des Aravis (both sides)
Col des Saisies (part)
70km / 1,500m
Tues June 12 Recce of the 2018 Etape du Tour (Tour de France Stage 10)
Col des Glières
Col de Romme
Col de la Colombière (E)
110km / 2,900m
Wed June 13 Time Trial Col de la Colombière (W) 35km / 910m
Thu June 14 Col de l’Arpettaz Col du Marais
Col de l’Arpettaz
Col des Aravis
99km / 2,450m
Fri June 15 Recce of Stage 11, Tour de France 2018
Col du Prè
Cormet de Roselend
 70km / 1,960m
Sat June 16 EITHER: depart
OR: To Morzine via the col de l’Encrenaz
Col de l’Encrenaz 75km / 1,270m
Sun June 17 OPTION: Morzine Haut Chablais sportive/granfondo Col de Joux Verte
Col du Corbier
Col de Joux Plane
M: 100km/2,200m
L:  155km/3,800m

Brochure

Download the brochure for our Haute Route & Sportive Training Camps.

Muscoloskelatal Screening

During this training camp you will have the option of an 1:1 Musculoskeletal Screening session with top British Cycling physiotherapist Anouska Edwards. Anouska has spent seveal years at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester and thus knows the subject inside out.

The Haute Route is an extremely demanding event and will cast the spotlight very quickly on any musculoskeletal imbalances you may have, and especially poor flexibility, tight muscle chains and inadequate core strength. An expert diagnosis of your personal situation will enable you to correct any issues before it is too late and we have to patch you up during the race!

The musculoskeletal screening session takes 1-1/2 hours. It involves gathering information about your injury history and conducting a series of sport specific examinations to determine any deficits in muscle strength, stability, control and length as well as joint structure, stability alignment and function that may contribute to an increased risk of injury. You will be taken through a specific exercise plan designed to address any problem areas identified during the process.

Cost: €175 (this is less than you would generally pay in a clinic)

Logistics

  • Pick-up is from Geneva airport between 2 and 4pm on Sat 9 June.
  • Drop-off is at Geneva airport at 12h on Saturday 16 June or before 7.30pm on Sunday 17 June (if you stay for the sportive).

It is possible to arrive and depart on different days if we have sufficient notice.

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Details

Start:
June 9 @ 16:00
End:
June 16 @ 12:00
Event Category:

Organizer

Alpine Cols
Phone:
+33 450 200 772
Website:
http://alpinecols.com/

Venue

La Clusaz (Hotel Beauregard)
90 sentier du Bossonnet
La Clusaz, 74220 France
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