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ALPINE CHALLENGE Group 4 - Ride Captain Report

ALPINE CHALLENGE Group 4 - Ride Captain Report

Friday 12th September 2014

G1 rocked to its foundations and only the strong survive. The group was noticeably smaller on the morning of the 2nd day as those who would rather enjoy their tour around the Alps made the sensible decision to try the friendly and slightly less masochistic atmosphere in G2. For the remainder it was G1 business as usual.

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ALPINE CHALLENGE Groups 2 - Ride Captain Report

ALPINE CHALLENGE Groups 2 - Ride Captain Report

Wednesday 10th September 2014

Regrouping with agony and ecstasy at the summit cafe we flew off the mountain with one of the best descents in the region, oh what a blast!

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ALPINE CHALLENGE - Stage 3, Selection of Finish Village photos

ALPINE CHALLENGE - Stage 3, Selection of Finish Village photos

Tuesday 9th September 2014

A selection of photos take after Stage 3 in the race village on Lac d'Annecy.

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HotChillee's ALPINE CHALLENGE was the toughest yet. "Beauty and the Beast"

Tuesday 9th September 2014

The fifth edition of HotChillee’s ALPINE CHALLENGE finished this weekend in the Alps in glorious weather conditions, the best according to locals, of the entire summer. Based out of the beautiful lakeside town of Annecy there couldn’t have been more of a contrast between the peaceful setting and the brutal parcours.

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ALPINE CHALLENGE 2014 - Stage 3 Report

ALPINE CHALLENGE 2014 - Stage 3 Report

Sunday 7th September 2014

Riders were greeted with a spectacular morning in Annecy. The finish of the red times section was the top of the Col de la Croix Fry. There was a battle on the steep lower slopes between Dave Dent, Magnus Backstedt and Paul Vine.

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ALPINE CHALLENGE Stage 3 Photos

ALPINE CHALLENGE Stage 3 Photos

Sunday 7th September 2014

Here's a small selection of some of our favourite pics of Stage 3. Lots more to come!

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ALPINE CHALLENGE Stage 2 Photos

ALPINE CHALLENGE Stage 2 Photos

Saturday 6th September 2014

A selection of our favourite photographs from Stage 2 of the ALPINE CHALLENGE.

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ALPINE CHALLENGE Stage 2 Report

ALPINE CHALLENGE Stage 2 Report

Saturday 6th September 2014

After a very tough first day, there was a lot of anticipation for Stage 2. The long drag from Annecy to the base of Col des Aravis softened some already tired legs and this time it was Magnus Backstedt and Dave Dent in an early break who held on to the top with Magnus just pipping David on the line but effectively not making up any time, thus Dave Dent retains the Giro Cycles Leaders Jersey.

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Photos, Alpine Challenge 2014 - Prologue & Stage 1

Photos, Alpine Challenge 2014 - Prologue & Stage 1

Thursday 4th September 2014

A selection of photographs by Matt Alexander from the Prologue and Stage 1 of the Alpine Challenge 2014.

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ALPINE CHALLENGE Prologue and Stage 1

ALPINE CHALLENGE Prologue and Stage 1

Thursday 4th September 2014

The prologue took place in the early morning Annecy sunshine with most new riders surprised at the brutal intensity of Forclaz climb. Magnus Backstedt took the G!RO Cycles Leaders Jersey as he powered up the climb in an amazing 26min14. The actual best time was posted by local Siffointe Morgan in 26min00, but as he was only riding the day as a guest, his times do not count. In the womens category, previous Alpine Challenge Jersey winner Kelli Bayliss was back with a vengeance to take the prologue from Meg Backstedt and Tamala McGee.

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