Haute Route adds Colorado, plus Alpe d’Huez & Ventoux events for ‘17, and Norway in ‘18
Haute Route–Europe’s most notable cyclosportive events and soon to become America’s–is set to land on U.S. soil this June with the Mavic Haute Route Rockies. In additional to growth into North America, new 3-day events have been added on Europe’s fabled Alpe d’Huez and Mont Ventoux, plus the inaugural 2018 Maserati Haute Route Norway.
The Haute Route, owned by OC Sport, began in 2011 with the Haute Route Alps, and have now expanded with 7-day events in the Pyrenees, Dolomites, Swiss Alps, and Rockies for 2017. Additionally, the 3-day Haute Route Alpe d’Huez and Haute Route Ventoux events will debut with a more accessible race format with three timed stages around one single host town.
2017 HAUTE ROUTE CALENDAR
7 Day Events
Mavic Haute Route Rockies–June 24th to June 30th
- Boulder – Colorado Springs
- 507 miles (816 kilometers), 49,260 feet (15,000 meters) of climbing
Haute Route Pyrenees–August 13th to August 19th
- Anglet – Toulouse
- 565 miles (910 kilometers), 63,200 feet (19,300 meters) of climbing
Haute Route Alps–August 21st to August 27th
- Nice – Geneva
- 556 miles (896 kilometers), 72,800 feet (22,200 meters) of climbing
Haute Route Dolomites–September 2nd to September 8th
- Innsbruck -Venice
- 504 miles (812 kilometers), 65,600 feet (20,000 meters) of climbing
3 Day Events
Haute Route Alpe d’Huez–July 12th to July 14th
- Based in Alpe d’Huez
- 154 miles (248 kilometers), 28,500 feet (8,700 meters) of climbing
Haute Route Ventoux–October 6th to October 8th
- Based in Bédoin at the foot of Mont Ventoux
- 168 miles (270 kilometers), 24,600 feet (7,500 meters) of climbing
Maserati Haute Route Norway–Coming Summer 2018.
Inaugural 2017 Mavic Haute Route Rockies
The first edition of Mavic Haute Route Rockies is set for June 24-30. After departing the host city of Boulder, riders will cover 507 miles with 16 ascents, gaining nearly 50,000 feet in elevation before arriving in Colorado Springs seven days later. The route covers epic terrain, including the 12,095 foot high Independence Pass and spectacular Kebler Pass into Crested Butte.
Like all Haute Route events, Haute Route Rockies will feature timed and ranked stages that give amateur riders a unique stage race format and pro experience that includes full mechanical assistance on the road from the event’s Title Partner Mavic. If competition isn’t the experience participants are seeking, riders can simply enjoy the sights at a more leisurely pace. In addition to daily stage timing and numerous feed stations on each stage, riders will also receive breakfast & dinner, daily massages, and daily transfers of luggage.
Visit www.hauteroute.org for additional event information and registration.