27th August, 2017

A 7th edition to remember

Rolling into Geneva in a secured convoy this afternoon, hundreds of amateur riders from around the globe completed the 7th edition of the Haute Route Alps. With 896km and over 22,200m of climbing in their legs, each and every one of the riders more than deserved their finisher’s polo and medal.

Having set off from Nice seven days ago, today’s final stage started in Morzine and headed in the direction of Geneva via a 5-col route over the Encrenaz, Ramaz, Cou, Feu and Saxel climbs.

After a short neutralised section that took riders out of town, the…

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21st August, 2017

A stunning start to the seventh edition

Riders rolled out in a secured convoy for the first 18km of this 173km long stage, rising gently along the Var River to start the stage. Once the first timed section got underway the road began to drag uphill, and this would prove to be the theme for the day, as the finish line lay 1,500m higher than the start line in Nice.

The first climb of the week up to Ascros was a first for the Haute Route. Rising to 1,160m along the barren mountainside and carving through impressive rock formations on the way, this 30km ascent…

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20th August, 2017

Ready to roll in Nice

Hundreds of passionate amateur cyclists assembled in Nice today for registration day on the 7th edition of the Haute Route Alps. Setting off from the Promenade des Anglais tomorrow morning, the international peloton will cover 896km and climb over 22,000m in seven timed and ranked stages before reaching Geneva on Sunday.

The 2017 Haute Route Alps course will provide riders with an opportunity to ride some of the most mythical cols in the history of cycling, and benefit from services usually reserved for the professional peloton. From the Col d’Izoard and the two ascents up Alpe d’Huez, to…

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19th August, 2017

Everyone is a winner in Toulouse

The Haute Route Pyrenees 2017 peloton paraded triumphantly into Toulouse this afternoon, having covered 900 kilometres and climbed over 18,900m in seven timed and ranked stages through the wild Pyrenean cols.

This 5th edition of the Haute Route Pyrenees provided once again an opportunity for hundreds of amateur riders from across the globe to discover some of the most renowned and beautiful cols in the Pyrenees. From Spandelles, to Hospice de France and from Tourmalet to the Aubisque, riders will truly have seen the Pyrenees in all its glory.

For British rider Dan Sims, stages three through…

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16th August, 2017

Dongfeng moves on from Leg Zero to two-boat testing

​Charles Caudrelier the skipper of Dongfeng Race Team, was in a positive mood this morning after the end of the Volvo Ocean Race Leg Zero series which saw the red and white Chinese boat finish second overall.

With a spectacular win in the Rolex Fastnet Race, plus a third place in the passage race from Plymouth to St Malo, Caudrelier was happy with his team’s performance in the four warm-up races, with just under 70 days now left until the start of the Volvo Ocean Race proper in Alicante on October 22nd.

“I am happy – we…

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