One month to go before the Transju’!

On February 9th and 10th, 4500 skiers from 30 different countries are expected in Jura for the 2019 edition of this legendary race which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. To make the event special and the experience unique, you can take part in the Transju’ Experience which is a 20 km ski outing.

The Transju’ Experience:

It has been 40 years since the start of the Transju’, yet it is a race that keeps innovating. This edition celebrates the anniversary of the Transju’ Experience. This 20 km cross-country outing in the heart of Jura enables you to get away from the pressure of the stop-watch of the timing system and the rankings while making the most of the race. No matter how old you are and what your level is, it is a unique occasion to live a human adventure with your friends or your family.

We aim at making the Transju’ accessible to more racers. They will be able to enjoy the festivities without having the rankings pressure on by taking part in an easier race of 20 km. This will appeal to more people” says Pierre-Albert Vandel, president of the Trans’Organisation.

Things to remember:

Two possibilities: the 20 km course in classic style on Saturday and in free style on Sunday. The start is at 1pm from Chapelle-des-Bois and the finish is in Chaux-Neuve. There is no age limit and no rankings but the same enthusiasm for everyone and above all for one’s bib!

Information and online registration: http://latransju.com/transjuexperience/

Romain Grosjean, leading racer

More than 3100 racers have already registered, 1600 of whom will take the start of the Transju’ 68 km FT on Sunday. The Formula 1 pilot and the Jurassian Guillaume de Menthon who is a series producer will be part of them.

Bastien Poirier, third in the general rankings of the FIS Worldloppet Cup will be part of the favourite ones, as well as Benoit Chauvet who arrived first in the 2011 and 2015 editions and Jérémie Millerau who was the winner in 2015. Nicolas Berthet will be at home representing the Jura region.

The winners of the Transju’Classic 2018 Antoine Auger and Marie Kromer will take the start of the mythical race too.

As for the foreigner cross-country skiers, it will be necessary to keep an eye on the Swiss Seraina Boner who holds two victories and the Norwegian Petter Soleng Skinstad who arrived in the 5th position in the Vasaloppet China in the early days of 2019.

Patrice Roydor, new director of the race.

To replace Manu Jonnier, Trans’Organisation appointed a new director, Patrice Roydor who is a real connoisseur of the race and a perfect successor.

As for the snow cover:

The race is not possible without a good quality snow! Our teams have already started to get the tracks ready, especially in Bois d’Amont. It heavily snowed in the last few days so if there is enough snow, the start could take place in Lamoura and the finish in Mouthe. The final decision will be given in February 4th, along with the routes.

Programme:

Friday, February 8th

  • Salon International du Nordique and outdoor sports

Saturday, February 9th

Sunday, February 10th

The Transju’ challenges

  • Ultra trans: Transju’ Classic on Saturday (56 km) and the Transju’ on Sunday (68 km)
  • Ski / Trail challenge: taking part in the Transju in February 2019 and in the Transju’trail in June 2019