The Alpine Challenge 2014

The Alpine Challenge is a 4 stage Alpine endurance event designed using the same formula as the famous LONDON-PARIS. Based out of the beautiful lakeside town of Annecy in the Savoie, the scenery and riding is breathtaking ... and testing with about 8,000m of climbing.

Riders enjoy the benefits of rolling road closures, motorbike outriders and lead vehicles, whilst riding in seeded groups commensurate with ability and supported by a professional crew including masseurs, paramedics and a full mechanic team.

This event provides the opportunity to ride a series of mountain stages (approximately 110km per day) and about 8,000m of climbing, and offers a Tour de France multi mountain stage experience. Following a stunning warm up ride around Lake Annecy on arrival, the events starts with a timed mountain Prologue which is used to seed riders into the appropriate groups. Thereafter 3 mountain stages follow, scaling some of the famous Tour de France mountain climbs such as the Cols des Aravis, Col de la Crox Fry, Semnoz and Col de la Forclaz.

Each day there is a flagged timed climb, the aggregate time determines the Leaders Jersey winners (male and female). Teams of 4 also compete for the Best Team award.

Specialist cycling events company, HotChillee have a world class reputation for professionalism and camaraderie. The HotChillee peloton combines amateur, professional and celebrity riders.

The experience of riding The Alpine Challenge brought back all the feelings of that crazy La Plagne mountain top stage in 1987 when I won the Tour de France. The most real it can get for an amateur.
Stephen Roche - (Tour de France & Triple Crown Winner) ...Read more

2014 Entry
Alpine Challenge 2014 Calendar
Alpine Challenge 2014 Teams
The Alpine Challenge - Short video 2013
The Alpine Challenge 2013 -  Photos external link
Alpine Challenge Facebook

The event takes place from
3-7 September 2014

Wednesday 3 September 2014

  • Geneva airport pickup
  • Leisure ride around Lake Annecy and Sign-On
  • Rider Briefing

Thursday 4 September 2014

  • Prologue. Timed Mountain Stage providing seedings
  • Stage 1. Mountain Stage. 1 Flagged climb

Friday 5 September 2014

  • Stage 2. Mountain Stage. 1 Flagged climb

Saturday 6 September 2014

  • Stage 3. Mountain Stage. 1 Flagged climb
  • Closing celebration

Sunday 7 September 2014

  • Rest Day
  • Geneva airport drop off

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Latest News

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Tuesday 11th March 2014

HotChillee announced today a new 165km Dunkerque to Roubaix single day Spring Classic with Olympic Champion Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas taking place on 27 April 2014. The ride will start in Dunkerque and wind through the fields of Flaanders before joining the final 40k of the most coveted spring classics, the Paris-Roubaix.

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Friday 7th March 2014

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. Nicholas Dlamini riding for UBS/EJAF has won the coveted 36ONE yellow jersey at this year's Cape Rouleur. Karl Platt of Team Bulls won the Pro Category jersey. The ladies jersey went to Jo Merritt, with the climbers jersey to Josh Hodge and Bradwin Daniels the talented development rider from Cape Town Giants winning the sprinters jersey.

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Official Partners

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Official Suppliers

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Official Charities

Help for Heroes

Sponsors of the Hotchillee Ride Captains

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