LCMT 2018

Triathlon-program in LCMT... "KING OF THE ARDENNES"

Program LCMT Triathlon Special

Format King of the Ardennes Triathlon 2018!

Official program for the LCMT Triathlon "King of the Ardennes"

Day 1: 185 km road cycling & 10 km running
Day 2: 500 m swimming - 160 km cycling and 15 km running
Day 3: 2.5 km swimming - 140 km cycling and 15 km running
Day 4: 2.5 km swimming - 45 km mountainbiking and 20 km running.
A total of 
5.5 km of swimming - 
530 cycling (approximately 40 km off-road) - 
60 km running


Wednesday 9 May 2018

Between 17.00 hrs and 21.30 hrs: you can check-in in the bike hotel Vayamundo (if you want lodgings 'night before')

20.15 - 21.45 hrs: Evening distribution of the start packages for those who are staying already in Houffalize and who are riding the ROAD TOUR, COMBI or TRIATHLON. Meeting room: Aux Berges de l'Ourthe in the Vayamundo Hotel.

Thursday 10 May 2018

7.15 - 8.15 hrs: breakfast buffet for those who are staying already in hotel Vayamundo

8.00 - 9.30 hrs: pick-up your start package in the meeting room of the hotel (Aux Berges de l'Ourthe), if you could not come the evening before.

10.15 hrs: START 1st stage "Houffalize – Clervaux – Echternach – Wiltz – Houffalize" (XL = 185 km
START@ 10.15 hrs!

Between 16.00 till approximately 17.30 hrs a 10 km trail run for those who are participating the TRIATHLON formula.

Friday 11 May 2018

6.45 - 7.30 hrs: TRIATHLON-athletes will do their morning swim (500 m) in the hotel swimming pool (numbers 509 - 516 start their swimming at 7.00 hrs - numbers 501 - 508 start at 7.15 hrs) . Important for classifying by points, rather than by time.

7.15 - 8.30 hrs: breakfast buffet if you stay in Hotel Vayamundo!

9u30: TRIATHLON stage 2 of CYCLO: Houffalize – col d'Haussire – Oostkantons -
Houffalize over 160 km (XL)
START @ 9u30

Between 14.30 hrs and 16.30 hrs a 15 km trail run to finish your day!

Saturday 12 May 2018

6.50 - 8.15 hrs: breakfast buffet if you stay in Hotel Vayamundo!

8.00 hrs: all triathletes cycle together (a car will proceed) up to the starting point of swimming, easy-ride part of 14 km.
9.00 hrs: TRIATHLON- SWIM 2,5 km in the Lake of Nisramont START @ 9.00 hrs, after the swimming immediately on the bicycles, riding up to Compogne and proceeding the 3th ROAD-Tour stage (details down below)

3th Stage, ROAD-tour day 3: Houffalize – Vaux/Sûre – Bavigne – Wiltz – Clervaux – Houffalize counting 140 km (incl. the link of 13 km between Nisramont and Compogne).

After finishing your cycling tour still 15 km trail run (3 tours to run).

Sunday 13 May 2018

6.50 - 8.00 hrs: breakfast buffet if you stay in Hotel Vayamundo!

9.00 hrs: 2,5 km of swimming (same als Saturday). After swimming you cycle 2,5 km towards the mountainbike stage. You will enter half way the 2nd Boucle and will also bike Boucle 3 till finish. Boucle 1 for triathletes is part of the final 'running' contest and counts 20 km.

15.00 - 16.00 hrs: Ceremony, prize-distribution...

Tariffs & how to participate at "LCMT goes triathlon"

Same tariffs as in the COMBI-TOUR. No extra charging for the swimming and trial runs. If you are a licenced triathlete or cyclist, no supplement for insurance & day-licence is required.

All info on the tariffs: PageLink
How the swimming contests on day 3 and 4 will be organized?

  • You can go by yourself to the start of the swimming contest (on Saturday as well as Sunday). Location = centre ADEPS in Engreux. The organisation will be leading by car a group of athletes who make this transfer by bike. It's a warming up of 14 km, easy-ride along the Ourthe-river. (direction 'La Roche-en-Ardenne'). Average speed will be 15 km/h.
  • 8.00 hrs = start at the hotel Vayamundo! Estimated arrival time at the Lake of Nisramont around 8.40 hrs
  • 9.00 hrs = start of the swimming contest
  • The organisation will bring back all sportbags after swimming back to the hotel where it will be kept away in a safe area. 
  • Presence of security (for your bicycles while swimming) + 'rescuers'
  • The jury will make all standings after swimming and will calculate your 'cycling time' (between leaving the water and finishing your cycling distance). This is important to make the pointsleader-classifying standings.
Gebruik van triathlon-fietsen, 'koersgedrag'? TRANSLATION TO BE MADE

Enkel op dag 3 is het gebruik van een specifieke triathlon-fiets toegestaan. Op de eerste én tweede dag wordt ook een triatleet geacht met hetzelfde type koersfiets te rijden als de andere, gewone CYCLO-rijders.
Noteer ook dat triathlon-fiets of gewone koersfiets het tijdens deze WEG-etappes officieel nog altijd GEEN KOERS is. Men mag dus géén koersgedrag vertonen in bebouwde kom zones of op oversteekplaatsen en kruispunten. Het parcours is lastig en lang genoeg om het verschil te maken. 
Wie toch een duidelijk aantoonbaar koersgedrag op voornoemde punten vertoont (jury op de motor!) zal met tijdstraffen (minstens 10 minuten per sanctie) worden gesanctioneerd en in geval van herhaalde waarschuwingen definitief gediskwalificeerd.
Op dit moment is het immers zo dat we van overheidswege géén toestemming bekomen om er een 'weg-koers' van te maken. Naar de cyclotoeristische fietser toe is het bovendien nog nooit als 'koers' gecommuniceerd geweest, wel als recreatieve meerdaagse op de koersfiets met gelegenheid tot gemiddelde snelheidsbrevet (goud - zilver - brons).

Wat met stayeren?

Als triatleet mag je net zoals de andere wegfietsers gewoon mee in het wiel rijden.

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