The Alpine Challenge 2013
The Alpine Challenge is a 4 stage Alpine 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.
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 and a full mechanic team.
This event provides the opportunity to ride a series of mountain stages (approximately 110km per day), and is created to offer a Tour de France like experience. Following a stunning warm up ride around Lake Annecy on arrival, the events starts with a timed mountain Stage which is used to seed riders into the appropriate groups. Thereafter comes 3 mountain stages follow scaling some of the famous Tour de France mountain stages such as the Cols des Aravis and the Col de la Crox Fry.
Each day there is a flagged timed climb, of which the aggregate time determines the Leaders Jersey winners (male and female) for the next stage.
HotChillee cycling events 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
The event takes place from
11-15 September 2013
Wednesday 11 September 2013
- Geneva airport pickup
- Leisure ride around Lake Annecy and Sign-On
Thursday 12 September 2013
- Stage 1. Timed Mountain Stage providing seedings
- Stage 2. Mountain Stage. 1 Flagged climb
Friday 13 September 2013
- Stage 3. Mountain Stage. 1 Flagged climb
Saturday 14 September 2013
- Stage 4. Mountain Stage. 1 Flagged climb
- Closing celebration
Sunday 15 September 2013
- Rest Day
- Geneva airport drop off
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