Trilogy Performance Training, Pyrenees.

Bike Training Camp

Wednesday July 17th to Wednesday July 24th 2019

The Pyrenean Mountain Range(National Park)

Trilogy Performance Training, Pyrénées

Le Tour De France Cycle Camp/ Holiday

Tuesday 16th - Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Col du Tourmalet

.Our base for our cycling Camp this year is in the city of Pau,

Capital of the Béarn department in the Aquitaine region, Pau is an old royal city beautifully set between the mountains and the ocean, at the extreme southwest tip of France.

It is heir to a rich tradition of tourism dating back to the 19th century, when it was a prestigious resort for aristocrats from around the world.

City of Art and History, Pau has managed to preserve its heritage and boasts magnificent buildings scattered throughout its territory : the national stud farm, different palaces, villas, museums, and a castle.

It is also a very green city, with more than 750 acres of green space, many rare and exotic species.

An Inspiring Natural Environment

Today Pau is a destination that is accessible to all. Located not far from the Basque and Landes coast and only 45 minutes from the Pyrenees and its ski resorts, the area is conducive to many sport and leisure activities : hiking, climbing, skiing, surfing, diving, sailing, golfing, spa relaxation...

It is also surrounded by a wealth of quality vineyards, like the Jurançon.

 

Pau > Pau

Friday 19th July 2019

Etape 13

27 km - Individual time-trial

The only individual time-trial of the 2019 Tour will take place in Pau that has already welcomed two time-trials in the past: in 1939 (victory of Swiss Karl Litschi) and in 1981 (victory of Bernard Hinault).

A powerful all-rounder, comfortable when the road rises could, like Hinault, seize the opportunity to capture the Yellow Jersey.

A very special collector’s jersey that day marking the 100th anniversary of the Yellow Jersey.

Pau > Pau

Friday 19th July 2019

La Course by Le Tour de France

Five years after the creation of La Course by the Tour de France, which brought together the world’s leading women cyclists in Paris in 2014, the women’s elite pack will do battle on the time-trial route in Pau. However, unlike their male counterparts, the ladies will ride the loop on the programme five times, for a circuit measuring 120 km in total. It will be rendered especially dynamic by the presence of the Côte d’Esquillot slope, an ideal springboard for the most explosive riders. After the sprinters on the Champs-Elysées, the climbers on the Col de l’Izoard pass and then at Grand-Bornand, this time the punchers will be in the limelight.

Tarbes > Tourmalet Barèges

Saturday 20th July 2019

Etape 14

117 km - Mountain

It’ll be the third time that a finish is set at the top of the Pyrenean mountain after 1974 (victory of Jean-Pierre Danguillaume) and 2010 (victory of Andy Schleck).

The Tourmalet is also to date the mountain that has been climbed the most in the history of the Tour: 82 times.

Trilogy Etape 2019

Saturday 20th July 2019

Pau - Lourdes - Col du Tourmalet

We will leave our Team Base in the Heart of Pau and head through the local roads, passing through Lourdes, Argelès-Gazost, Luz-Saint-Sauveur before arriving at the foot of Col du Tourmalet.

From here it is 19Km uphill.

On the day, these roads on Tourmalet will be closed to public traffic.

You will be cycling Col du Tourmalet as it is closed for the Tour de France.

Cycling fans from all over the world will look on as you cycle this Mythical Col.

We then stop to have a picnic and await the arrival of the Pro Peleton on the exact same road we cycle up on earlier.

Name :              Col du Tourmalet

Altitude :               2115 m

Opening :              Fermé

Start :                    Luz Saint Sauveur

Length :                19.00 km

Elevation gain :   1404 m

% Avg :                  7.39%

% Max :                 10.2%

Mountain range :Central PyreneesFrance

 

Below you will find a Strava link to our proposed route for Saturday 20th July.

  • Distance              102.46km

  • Elevation Gain   2,139m

  • Ride Type           Road

https://www.strava.com/routes/16066243

 

 

•B&B in a Rustic Mountain Guest House

•Pack lunch and evening group dinner, nothing haute cuisine but nutritious and filling.

•3 rides (4th and 5th one optional ) all rides led by Paddy

On your arrival: we will bring you to your hotel, where you can settle in.

We will do a tour of downtown Pau. To finish the day, a group dinner is organised.

Your second day: will be bike fitting and set up.

A ride for us to get to know your exact level and skill on the bike.

This will help us with pacing and how to ride as a group on our trip into the mountains.

There will also be time set aside for you to practice your descending skills if you are nervous.

If we climb up, we must roll down.

You will also have a chance to rectify any issues you may have with your bike or kit, or if in need to purchase any spare essentials before heading into the mountains.

Based in the rolling hills before the French Pyrenees, you can enjoy a filling breakfast looking out onto the High Pyrenees. This will be our base for our Mountain riding.

Full Team Trilogy Support

•Transfer of your kit, Airport transfers-Pau/Lourdes-Tarbes

•Bike training plan specific for the Pyrenees Mountains (10-16 weeks’ worth of training plan)

•Trilogy Performance Training, Team support car is on hand for assistancees.

•After all the climbing, we will take a the lead of the Pro Riders and have a rest day.

On our rest day, Friday 19th,

We will start with a nice relaxing breakfast.

Then followed by a Pilates session to help Prepare for the Big Ride Day.

A Good Full sit down Lunch, 
Friday 19th July, Le Tour hits town.

We have the Pro Men's Tour offering the Individual Time Trial.

We will also have La Course, Womens Tour by Le Tour de France.

Both races are in Pau on Friday.

Experience the festival and the excitement of this great sporting event.

Saturday 20th July

Tour de france Etape into Col du Tourmalet

Local Climbs

Col de Marie Blanque

Plateau de Castet

Col d'Ichère

Col de Lie

Col du Soulor,

Col du Tourmalet,

Col de l’Aubisque,

Col de Spandelles,

Gaillogos,

Col de Bordères,

Col de Couraduque,

Arcizan Avant Luz Ardiden,

Hautacam.

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