Meetup 1 and 2 September 2018, at an altitude of 2877m at the top of Pic du Midi, for the All Mountain Race.
Pyr’Epic All Mountain Race presented by LOURDES VTT.
The concept is simple, connect Pic du Midi to Lourdes over two days with an interval at Cauterets. The entirety will take place on the beautiful Pyreneen paths.
Why an All Mountain race? This format offers the rider a timed race with 2x the downhill that one could wish for. What LOURDES VTT would define as truly “All Mountain”.
PYR’EPIC takes place at high altitudes on a technical and at times isolated path. We urge riders to regularly practice high endurance mountain biking before signing up for PYR’EPIC. Weather can also play a decisive role in the stage’s required skill level. The starting lines can be found at an altitude of 2877m and 2300m, with another part of the race at more than 2000m. Even at this height, riders may be met with extreme weather condition. Please take this into account before signing up for PYR’EPIC.
Hybrid MTB Trial
Same path, same format, just a different bike. Differing conditions apply. Permitted bike features:
250W max power
Power limit at 25 km/h
Human-powered pedals required in case of breakdown
1 replacement battery per day maximum, which must be carried by rider
Both batteries must be labeled by event organizers
PYR’EPIC is a timed all mountain tour. Rankings are based on total cumulative time of all stages.
Stage 1 (Saturday): Pic du Midi at Cauterets village, 55km 1950d+ 3950d-, rider embarks every 20 seconds.
Stage 2 (Sunday): Cauterets summit station in Lourdes, 57km 2450d+ 4300d-, rider embarks every 20 seconds according to Stage 1 time rankings.
Stage 3 (Sunday): Pic du Jet summit in Lourdes, 8km 200d+ 750d-, riders embark according to order and finishing time from Stage 2.
120km 4600d+ 9000d- in total. Lifts from Pic du Jer, Pic du Midi and Cauterets have been made available to transport the riders to each starting point.