″In 2017, we performed an experiment. For many years, our participants suffered burns and skin lesions from exposure to the sun due to hot race conditions. We, in partnership with La Roche-Posay, wanted to change this! We made sure free sun-protection was readily available before and throughout the races. The results were amazing! I really believe our athletes are beginning to understand the importance of sun protection during their races. " says Cyrille Neveu, director of the race.
Athletes and triathletes, in particular, are particularly at risk from skin cancer due to their long-term exposure to UV radiation throughout their training and competitions. La Roche-Posay are trying to educate athletes around the importance of protecting their skin. Wearing sun protection should be as essential as using sports nutrition or the wearing a bicycle helmet!
As last year, La Roche-Posay products will be available throughout the week on the following strategic points:
DUATHLON : Departure (Bourg d'Oisans)
TRIATHLON CHILDREN (with an adapted product) : Entrance to the Bike park (Alpe d'Huez swimming pool)
TRIATHLON L (see map) : Departure (Lac du Verney) - Valbonnais aid station - Col d'Ornon summit aid station - Aid station La Garde - Bike park T2 (3 running passages).
TRIATHLON M : Departure (Lac du Verney) – Aid station La Garde - Bike park T2 (1 passage running)