18th October, 2017

The Haute Route Cycling Series expands to 11 events in 2018

After signing off the 2017 Haute Route Cycling Series in style around the mythical Mont Ventoux last weekend, organisers OC Sport are delighted to announce today a full calendar of 11 events for the 2018 season. Starting in San Francisco in April, and finishing on Mont Ventoux in October with another nine events in-between 2018 promises to be a landmark year.

Reaffirming once again the Haute Route’s position as the first global series of multi-day cycling events for amateurs, five new events have been added in 2018. Staying true to the principles of the Haute Route, each event…

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16th October, 2017

Californian Morgan Larson to make Extreme Sailing Series™ return in San Diego

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 7, San Diego will see the return of former Series champion Morgan Larson.

The Californian will skipper Team Extreme San Diego, the second US wildcard to be announced following the entry of Lupe Tortilla Demetrio, in the penultimate stage of the season from 19 – 22 October.

Larson, who narrowly missed out on 2016 victory as skipper and helm of Oman Air, has a history of success in the ultimate Stadium Racing championship. The Santa Cruz born sailor helmed Alinghi to victory in 2014, and he is looking forward to giving it another…

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12th October, 2017

Countdown begins for spectacular Extreme Sailing Series™ San Diego debut

The penultimate Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ starts in San Diego in one week’s time. The eight-strong fleet – including two US-flagged wildcard squads – will race in San Diego Bay, a new venue for the Series, as thousands watch from the public Race Village on Harbor Island, from 19 – 22 October.

The Extreme Sailing Series will pick up where it left off in Cardiff in August, with a podium tight on points and everything to play for. The first six Acts of the season have seen an intense three-way battle between SAP Extreme Sailing…

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9th October, 2017

Prologue, Day 2: Dongfeng battles light winds

It has been a long night on board. A big decision had to be taken – do we stay on the coast of Portugal or remain offshore?

This morning Jeremie Beyou sums up the overall situation: “MAPFRE and Brunel have taken the decision to remain close to the shore up north because we cannot see them anymore on our navigation system – which only shows the AIS of boats within 8-10 miles of us.”

“We have Team AkzoNobel, Scallywag, Turn the Tide on Plastic (TTT) and Vestas 11TH Hour Racing on our tail. We will see the…

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8th October, 2017

Closing out the 2017 season on the slopes of Mont Ventoux

The 2017 Haute Route season came to a close today on the slopes of one of the most famous mountains in the world, Mont Ventoux. The 400 participants on the final and 6th Haute Route event of the year took on this renowned mountain in a time trial format this morning, aiming to conquer the giant for the third day running.

After having climbed up Ventoux from Sault on day one and from Malaucène yesterday after 120km of hilly riding, riders took on the most well known side of the mountain today from Bédoin.

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