The Double8 is a ranked and timed event that is perfect for amateur riders.
In the shape of a double 8 or 4-leaf clovers, there are 4 circuits of varying difficulty on the basis of a “stop or keep going” format.
There are 2 versions of this race: an individual MTB version on July 10th and an e-MTB solo or 2-man relay on July 11th
The base camp will be in Plagne Bellecôte, participants will set off on the 1st circuit and can keep going on the following circuits according to their physical condition. Each of the circuits have points of interest and a wide range of terrain and landscapes, from forests to high mountain slopes. The order of the circuits is imposed as follows:
Circuit 1 – Plagne-Montalbert sector – 23 km – 989m elev. gain – difficulty: easy
Circuit 2 – Champagny-en-Vanoise sector – 24 km – 1139m elev. gain – difficulty: medium
Circuit 3 – Montchavin-Les Coches sector – 22 km – 861m elev. gain – difficulty: easy
Circuit 4 – Tour of Les Bourtes – 13 km – 699m elev. gain – difficulty: difficult
Participants who complete all 4 circuits for a total of 82km and 3688 elevation gain will be considered as finishers!
The classification categories for the Double8:
Ranked by the number of circuits completed: 1 circuit or total time for 2 circuits or total of 3 circuits or total of the 4 circuits (finisher, podium for the winners) with a women’s / men’s ranking for each of the categories.
Prize money of 400€ for the man and woman winners.
eMTB Individual :
Ranked by the number of circuits completed: 1 circuit or total time for 2 circuits or total of 3 circuits or total of the 4 circuits.
2 categories for rankings: less than 1200Wh / 1200 Wh and over. A women’s / men’s ranking for each.
Participants must have 2 batteries of 500Wh minimum to be charged in rotation between each circuit.
Prize money of 200€ for the man and woman winners
eMTB relay in teams of 2 :
2 ranking categories based on total battery power (less than 1200 Wh / 1200 Wh and over) with a women’s / men’s / mixed ranking for each.
Handover after each circuit.
The team must have 2 batteries of 500Wh minimum to be charged in rotation between each circuit.
The base camp :
The base camp in Plagne Bellecôte is the place where everything happens: the start and finish lines for the 4 circuits, a refreshment point to recharge your (physical) batteries, a battery charging stand (supervised), a washing station and repair stand are available there.
E-mountain bike competitors (individual and relay teams) must leave their spare battery at the recharging stand with its charger, where it will be left to charge during the race and exchanged for the empty battery after one circuit, and so on for the 4 circuits. Charging will be the competitor’s responsibility and the time required for the changes must be taken into account for respecting the time barriers (see course and rules).