Sam Long to race Alpe d’Huez triathlon: “It’s an epic course”

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“The next race is Alpe d’Huez Triathlon.” America’s Sam Long makes the most of his visit to Europe. After racing Challenge Roth earlier this month – which wasn’t his best race, he stated – he will now head to France for the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon; a tough Middle Distance with a lot of climbing.

“I’m super excited about this challenge”, he writes. “It’s an epic course where the bike ends by climbing up Alpe d’Huez, and the run is an arduous course at the top on dirt and lots of elevation gain (also at 1800 m elevation). It’s even more exciting as the Tour de France is doing the climb today”, Long said yesterday. “The race continues with my ‘Euro Tour’ and doing unique events that inspire and challenge me.”