The Double8 is a ranked and timed event from 23 to 82km. It is perfect for amateur riders but also for those who like long distance runs.
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.
The race is available in 2 versions: MTB & MTB-AE. Each race is available in individual format or in a relay team of 2.
The base camp for departures / arrivals will be established at Plagne Bellecôte, participants will set off on the 1st loop and will be able to prolong the pleasure according to their state of form by engaging on the following loops, all equipped with new points of interests with varied landscapes between forests and high mountains.
So you have the choice between 23km, 46km, 71km or 82km!
The following order of loop is mandatory:
Circuit 1 – Plagne-Montalbert sector – 23 km – 989m elev. gain
Circuit 2 – Montchavin-Les Coches sector – 23 km – 861m elev. gain
Circuit 3 – Champagny-en-Vanoise sector – 25 km – 1139m elev. gain
Circuit 4 – Tour of the Saint Jacques – 11 km – 699m elev. gain
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 and prize money for the winners) with a women’s / men’s ranking for each of the categories.
MTB relay in teams of 2 :
3 ranking categories women’s / men’s / mixed ranking for each.
Handover after each circuit.
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: 500Wh battery & 600Wh battery with a women’s / men’s ranking for each.
Participants must have 2 batteries of 500Wh minimum to be charged in rotation between each circuit.
eMTB relay in teams of 2 :
3 ranking categories based on total battery power (1000Wh / 1100 – 1200 Wh / over 1200Wh) 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).