RACE THE FRENCH CLASSICS
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….