After 13 seasons of positive collaboration with the FFTRI, the TIME Triathlon Alpe d'Huez team has taken a new direction, towards more independence and autonomy. Cyrille Neveu and his team want to continue to develop the race and contribute to the development of the discipline by following their own criteria (as some major races on the national calendar already do).
Among the reasons leading to this decision, the new FFTRI regulations applicable on January 1, 2019, no longer reflect the reality and vision of the organization. This new standard requires all triathletes who do not hold a FFTRI Competition license (except in certain countries) to take a Competition Pass in addition to their registration. On top of the administrative complication that this measure implies, the organization wishes to treat all triathletes in the same way, with the race currently welcoming almost 50% foreigners.
For triathletes, from a technical point of view, nothing changes. Indeed, the regulation in place (available at the following link) is practically identical to the current FFTRI regulation. The refereeing will be carried out by trusted persons trained by the organization, who will have in common their knowledge of triathlon in general and of Alpe d'Huez in particular.
In terms of responsability, TIME Triathlon Alpe d'Huez has taken out private insurance and triathletes will have the same obligations as usual: to present their 2019 Triathlon licence or a medical certificate for those not licensed.
Finally, this new orientation will allow the reduction of registration fees for non-licensed triathletes, from the 2020 edition.
In the coming weeks, the organisation will review some specific points of the regulations and explain some new features that will further improve the fluidity of the race and the experience of triathletes.
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