"Les Diables Bleus" ski touring race

Montchavin - Les Coches

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Les Diables Bleus
Les Coches
Les Coches
73210 Montchavin-les-Coches
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La Plagne Montchavin-Les Coches is organising its "Les Diables Bleus" ski touring event!
Saturday, 20 March, 2021, La Plagne Montchavin-Les Coches will be holding the 5th edition of its “Les Diables Bleus” ski touring race (Ussel / Garcia challenge).
The competition will take place on the former training course of the 7th battalion of Chasseurs Alpins (the Alpine regiment, known as the "diables bleus", the "Blue Devils").

One race, two formulas on the same course:

- The solo race (min. age 16 yrs) on a 6,300km course (1000 elev. gain) starting from Les Coches (altitude 1440 m), climbing to the highest point (altitude 2340 m) and coming back down partly off piste to Les Coches
Price: 10€/person

- 2-person race (min. age 16 yrs) on a 6,300km course (1000m elev. gain) starting from Les Coches (altitude 1440 m), climbing to the highest point (altitude 2340 m) and coming back down partly off piste to Les Coches.
Attention: both competitors must pass the finish line together. Price: 15€/team

Due to the health crisis, a strict protocol has been put in place to avoid crowds:
Timed start every 20 or 30 seconds from 8.30 to 9.30am.
No registrations on the day of the race. Registration with limited number of places via the reservation link only until Thursday, March 18.
The day before the race, a start list will be sent by email to all the participants with their bib number and start time.
Competitors must arrive wearing a mask 15 mins before their estimated start time to pick up their bib.

There will be no prize ceremony. However, 3 podiums (3 men, 3 women and 3 teams) will be awarded. The results will be sent by email and prizes will be awarded at Montchavin Tourist Office.

Each competitor must have an avalanche transceiver device, a shovel, a probe, a space blanket and a helmet (climbing helmet authorised).
Competitors must have an FFME or CAF license or a medical
certificate less than 3 months old, as well as insurance.

New: Leisure course (min. age 13 yrs)
- Short course of 4km (450m elevation gain), starting from Les Coches (1440 m d’altitude), climbing to the highest point at Plan Bois (1820 m altitude) and coming back down on Mont-Blanc run (blue run) to Les Coches. Price: 5€/person
No registrations on the day of the race. Registration with limited number of places via the reservation link only until Thursday, March 18.
Random start between 10 - 11am. A bib will be given to each participant and a sweep will set off at 11am to close the course.
No medical certificate required, helmet obligatory and participants must have insurance.

This is not a race, so there will be no prizes or official ranking.

Rando Challenge La Plagne 2021 (subject to conditions):
The Les Diables Bleus race is the 3rd of 4 events grouped under the new
Rando Challenge organised by La Plagne, with prizes for the 3 best men and women who have competed in the 4 races:
- Montée des Raveillus (Champagny en Vanoise) on 27/02/2021
- La Course des Dahus (Montalbert) on 13/03/2021
- Les Diables Bleus (Montchavin-Les Coches) on 20/03/2021
- Rando By Light (Plagne Centre) on 03/04/2021.

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"Les Diables Bleus" ski touring race

Les Coches
Les Coches
73210 Montchavin-les-Coches