5th October, 2017

“It’s always been a dream to ride Mont Ventoux”

The final event of the 2017 Haute Route Cycling Series began today in Bédoin as 400 amateur riders from across the globe arrived in the race village to collect their bibs for the sold-out Haute Route Ventoux. With three days of incredible cycling on the menu for the inaugural edition, the atmosphere in the race village was a blend of excitement and anticipation. Over the next three days riders will get to experience the legendary Mont Ventoux in all its forms; with a total of 268km and 7,800m of climbing scheduled across the three stages.

The first stage…

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3rd October, 2017

Queen of pro surfing Courtney Conlogue drops in on Dongfeng

American pro surfer Courtney Conlogue dropped in on the Chinese Volvo Ocean Race team in Lisbon where the crew, led by Frenchman Charles Caudrelier, is making its final preparations for the Volvo Ocean Race starting on October 22.

After a short sail with the team sponsored by China’s Dongfeng Motor Corporation, Conlogue, 25, currently world number two in the women’s World Surf League, leapt at the chance to go up the rig.

“I had the opportunity to climb a mast for the first time which was absolutely incredible,” said super-fit Conlogue who started surfing at the age…

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28th September, 2017

US wildcard team Lupe Tortilla Demetrio announced for remaining 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ Acts

US-flagged wildcard squad Lupe Tortilla Demetrio is to join the world-class international fleet for the remaining two Acts of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ in San Diego and Los Cabos.

The all-star American syndicate - which is sponsored by Texan restaurant chain Lupe Tortilla and Demetrio Tequila - will make its debut on the GC32 as the Series hits the waters of San Diego Bay on 19 October.

Judson Holt, CEO of Lupe Tortilla, outlined the intention of the entry: “It is our hope that these two events will serve as a spring board for our team.…

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21st September, 2017

Mayor leads welcome as the Extreme Sailing Series™ heads to San Diego

The mayor of San Diego yesterday marked the beginning of the build-up to the first appearance of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in San Diego next month, saying he was sure the event will be a big hit with the locals.

Speaking at a press conference alongside other local stakeholders in the event – set for the weekend of October 19 - 22 - Mayor Kevin Faulconer said: “The Extreme Sailing Series is pushing the boundaries of high-speed sailing to new levels around the world and San Diego is an ideal city to join the impressive list of venues…

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8th September, 2017

Victorious in Venice

Riding into the Parco San Giuliano, with Venice in the background, hundreds of amateur riders from across the globe completed the Haute Route Dolomites this afternoon. Having departed from Innsbruck a week ago, each and every one of the riders will now be celebrating their amazing achievement after an eventful week of cycling.

After spending two nights in Canazei, today’s final sage set off at 7am for a three col route over the majestic Passo Fedaia, Passo Tiser and Passo San Boldo before stopping for their Finishers’ medals and polos in Conegliano and riding triumphantly into Venice in…

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