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Haute Route Pyrenees 2019
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Dear Riders, 

Just a few months to go until you will be riding your bike in the Pyrenees, experiencing the raw beauty and peaceful empty roads this place has to offer. In this newsletter, you can find out more information about the course with the stage profiles below, alongside a few important reminders ahead of the event. 

Ride safe and see you in the mountains, 

The Haute Route Team 
STAGE PROFILES
Click here to download the stage profiles then read more about them below.

Starting from Pau, the first stage features two new cols in the Col de Bugalaran and Col d’Hourcère before a summit finish in La Pierre Saint Martin. The second and third stages will take riders into the heart of the Pyrenees with a first summit finish on Port de Balès followed by another summit finish at Hospice de France.

A guaranteed highlight of the week will be the summit finish on the emblematic Col du Tourmalet; a memorable finish for the fourth stage, after ascents over the Col de Peyresourde and Hourquette Ancizan.

The time trial on stage five will take riders up the winding forest road to the Col des Spandelles, another first for the Haute Route on this hidden gem of the French Pyrenees.

The final two stages will take riders back to Pau and the front range of the Pyrenees, with ascents over the Col du Soulor and Col d’Aubisque on both days, allowing riders to conquer these two classic climbs from both directions in just 48 hours.
ACCOMMODATION AND TRAVEL

 
Arrival: Riders taking part in the event need to be in Pau on the 16th August in order to pick up their race pack between the times of 10am-5pm.

Shuttle service: If you are flying into Toulouse, you may want to use our airport shuttle which will take you directly to Pau. You can add this service before the end of June by heading to your registration form via the link in your confirmation email. Please click here for more information on the shuttle timings and cost. 

Accommodation: Haute Route accommodation packages are almost sold out so if you want to make use of this service, please make sure you book promptly! If you have already booked one of the accommodation packages with us, you will receive the name of the hotels before the end of June. Please note, if you would like to book extra nights at the hotel before or after the event, this must be done directly with the hotel. 

Departure: We recommend riders leave Pau on or after the 24th August. This ensures you have time to enjoy the closing ceremony on the last day. 
GETTING YOUR BAG FROM A TO B

You don’t need to worry about a thing during the Haute Route Pyrenees event. Simply drop your bag off at the start and we will make sure it is with you the moment you cross the finish line. 
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