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L'Univers Perche by Le Dévoluy

January 13, 2024

On January 13, 2024, Dévoluy will host a stage of the Crédit Mutuel Perche Élite Tour, an international pole vaulting competition, christened “Univers Perche by Le Dévoluy”.
Supported by the Gap Hautes-Alpes Athlétisme club, the Dénivoluy association, the Tourist Office and the Dévoluy commune, the competition will be held at the Superdévoluy sports center.

What is Le Perche Élite Tour?
First and foremost, it’s a national circuit that will feature 5 stages in 2024. The one in Dévoluy will open the season and will be the only one offered in the south of France (the only one in the mountains too), among Bordeaux, Lille, Clermont-Ferrand or Rouen.
This competition brings together the world’s and France’s greatest pole vaulters, who go there above all to prepare their season and the 2024 Olympics as best they can. More than a competition, it’s also a real show where the avalanche of records is often associated with a spectacle for aficionados of the discipline or curious passers-by.
Many headliners will be present, they are listed below.

All contestsat the sports centerin Superdévoluy
From 3 p.m.January 132024
An openingceremonynot to be missed!
2elite competitionsWomen and men
More than100athletes
not to be missed!

Elite competitions

  • 3pm: Elite B Women’s and Men’s competition
  • 7pm: Elite Women’s and Men’s competition

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Tickets available on the day subject to availability (€10).

Will be present:

Among the men, the show should be up to the expected athletes.
Chinese Jie Yao with his 5m82 should do well. So should Ethan Cormont, who came 5th in this year’s European indoor competition. Baptiste Thiery, elite 2023 French vice-champion with a record of 5.72m, and local Robin Emig, 2023 European vice-champion, could share the podium.

On the women’s side, on the vault, Ninon Chapelle will be defending her French record of 4m75. The athlete, 6 times French Elite Champion and 13 times selected for the French team should occupy the top step of the podium.
Also to watch out for, Marie Julie Bonnin, European U23 Champion in 2023 and 3 selections for the French Senior team, with a personal best of 4m55. Albane Dordain and Bérénice Petit, Vices World University Champions, can also claim a podium.

But also…

A sporting and educational project to benefit young people
The Perche Élite Tour will be preceded by a week-long eductour aimed at young people from the Haute-Alpes region. This will enable them to discover 3 themes: sport, health and the environment, through workshops, debates, role-playing, exchanges and experience-sharing.

The Perche Élite Tour will be preceded by a week-long eductour for young people from the Haute-Alpes region.