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14th July, 2017

A splendid first edition

Under a radiant July sun the first ever Haute Route Alpe d’Huez riders completed the inaugural edition today, after three days of magnificent cycling on and around Alpe d’Huez. Riders completed a total of 245km and climbed over 8,700m through some of the most famous climbs in the Alps: Glandon, Croix de Fer, les 2 Alpes and the three different ascents up Alpe d’Huez from Bourg d’Oisans, Villard-Reculas and col de Sarenne.

The short and sharp 74km long final stage provided the final test of the event; riders got to enjoy a tough stage with beautiful panoramic views…

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13th July, 2017

Extreme Sailing Series™ set for spectacular Barcelona debut

In one week’s time the Extreme Sailing Series™ will make its debut in the iconic capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, Barcelona, for the fourth stage of the 2017 season.

The international fleet of GC32s will be bolstered by Spanish-flagged wildcard entry FNOB Impulse, skippered by local Olympian Jordi Xammar, as it races off the shore of the Race Village located next to the W Barcelona hotel in the Barceloneta area from 20 – 23 July.

Following its crowd-pleasing inauguration at Act 3 in Madeira Islands two weeks ago, the Flying Phantom Series returns as part of the…

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12th July, 2017

Act 2 of the 2017 Haute Route series opens in Alpe d’Huez

Following the success of the inaugural edition of the Mavic Haute Route Rockies that ended in Colorado on June 30th, the 2017 Haute Route season resumed today with the Haute Route Alpe d’Huez.

Based on a new 3-day concept, which is in contrast to the established 7-day point-to-point events which will take place later this summer; the first edition of the Haute Route Alpe d’Huez offers three timed and ranked stages based around one iconic location.

Beyond that, the foundations of the Haute Route remain the same: a mythical location - Alpe d’Huez, legendary passes such as…

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4th July, 2017

Extreme Sailing Series™ goes green in Madeira with the help of Sailors for the Sea

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Madeira Islands has been awarded Clean Regatta Gold Level certification by Sailors for the Sea.

The Cascais based charity partnered with the ultimate Stadium Racing championship for the Portuguese Act, in a joint effort to highlight the campaign to save our oceans.

By implementing some important changes to the set-up of the event, as well as running an educational programme that included talks and challenges for the sailors and guests, the Series achieved the second highest level of certification.

“We are thrilled to receive this award from Sailors for the Sea,”…

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2nd July, 2017

SAP Extreme Sailing Team takes its second Act win of the season in Madeira Islands

It all came down to the final nail-biting double-points race of Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Madeira Islands, which went the way of Danish-flagged SAP Extreme Sailing Team.

Alinghi fought back to take second from Oman Air, but was not able to do enough to catch SAP Extreme Sailing Team. The Swiss syndicate finishes second and Oman Air makes up the podium in third.

“It was extremely stressful out there. The wind was shiftier than the first two days,” said Adam Minoprio, helm of SAP Extreme Sailing Team. “At one point we were last at the first…

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