27th March, 2017

Heroïn becomes global partner of the Haute Route and announces the « HR »

After a successful collaboration in 2016, the Haute Route and Heroïn are excited to be strengthening their partnership around a common vision: offering a unique experience to Haute Route participants, and allowing them to push past their limits on the most famous climbs in the world.

By becoming a global partner of the Haute Route, Heroïn will accompany riders on all six of the events organised in 2017.

In order to celebrate this global partnership, Heroïn has also announced the launch of a new bike, the “HR”. Developed specifically by the Heroïn team to suit cyclists riding…

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17th March, 2017

Unicef Extra Mile: Go a little further for a good cause

On Sunday May 7th runners taking part in the Harmony Geneva Marathon for Unicef races will - for the first time - be offered the opportunity to extend their run for a good cause.

Once they have crossed the finish line, participants in the marathon, half-marathon and relay marathon will be able to run the Unicef Extra Mile, a loop of a couple hundred metres along the Quai du Général-Guisan.

Why would you want to do that, you may ask? Answer: To offer your support for Unicef's vitally important projects in developing countries.

Event director, Benjamin…

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16th March, 2017

Girl Power: Brouwer and Riou selected as part of Dongfeng Race Team

Charles Caudrelier, the skipper of Dongfeng, today names female sailing stars Carolijn Brouwer and Marie Riou as part of Dongfeng Race Team in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18.

Brouwer and Riou are the first female crew members to be announced under new rules designed to encourage participation by women in the world's toughest fully-crewed ocean race.

Brouwer (Netherlands), 43, is a three-time Olympian, a multiple world champion and a veteran of two Volvo Ocean Races in all-women crews, first with Amer Sports Too in 2001-02 and then with Team SCA in 2014-15.

Riou (France), 35, is…

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15th March, 2017

Three breathtaking days on Mont Ventoux

With three ascents of legendary Mont Ventoux, some beautiful cols in its foothills and the incomparable landscapes of French Provence, the inaugural Haute Route Ventoux promises three days of memorable cycling from October 6th to 8th 2017.

For this three-day event, riders will cover 107km and 141km on the first two stages respectively, followed by a 22km Individual Time Trial from Bédoin on the Sunday.

Each stage will start in Bédoin and finish with one of the three ascents of Mont Ventoux. Finishing atop the Géant de Provence, riders will be able to collect their race-bag at…

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11th March, 2017

SAP Extreme Sailing Team clinch opening win of 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™

Muscat delivered classic conditions in an electrifying finale to the opening Act of the Extreme Sailing Series™ that saw SAP Extreme Sailing Team become the first winners of 2017.

Clear blue skies combined with a blustery north-easterly breeze gusting 25 knots as nine international crews hit the uncharacteristically choppy waters of Oman’s capital city.

The action was nothing short of spectacular as the fleet of foiling GC32 catamarans flew round Muscat’s stadium racecourse off Almouj Golf.

With boat speeds hitting speeds up of 31 knots the crews were pushed to the limit as they fought to…

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