Timing Philosophy & Process
The Haute Route takes place on secured open roads.
For safety reasons, some dangerous sections (mostly descents) are not timed. Descents will be timed when the two following conditions are met:
– Public authorities give us the right to do so.
– Technical Director is confident he can organise a safe path for the participants.
Even on timed sections, participants must always pay attention to danger and ride safely.
Rankings will be based on the cumulative times between the beginning and finish of each of the timed sections.
For Stage 1, the start time for each rider will be the one given by the chip when crossing the first timing mat.
From Stage 2 onwards a grouped start time will be given to the top riders of the peloton based on the time of the first rider crossing the first timing point.