RACE THE FRENCH CLAS­SICS

220 Triathlon Magazine - - Feature -

Clean air, Alpine climbs and panoramic views. And more climb­ing. There are few triathlons as beau­ti­ful or with more mul­ti­sport­ing his­tory than the French clas­sics of Iron­man France, Em­brun­man and the Alpe D’Huez Triathlon, seen here. The lat­ter, held in Au­gust and also pic­tured on the open­ing spread, boasts a swim in a moun­tain reser­voir that’s open once a year, a bike course that’s played a cen­tral role in the Tour de France, the world’s high­est tran­si­tion area and a run that takes place at 2,000m above sea level. Time to start brush­ing up on your Gal­lic lan­guage skills….

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