The Alpine Challenge concluded for 2012 on the 9th September 2012. A full collection of photographs by Matt Alexander & Karin Schermbrucker are available to view here
The four-Stage Alpine Challenge 2012 started this morning with an 11.6km timed mountain Stage. The Stage One route saw riders, including Rapha Condor Sharp's Dean Downing, Jerone Walters 3x Yellow Jersey holder of The London-Paris and professional mountain-biker Karl Platt, race for King of the Mountains up 900 metres of Col de Leschaux, featured previously in the Tour de France... Full Report
Today saw the third Stage of The Alpine Challenge 2012. Under clear blue skies, the riders set off on the 116.6km Stage. Starting in Central Annecy, Col de Bluffy, the first climb of the day came early. This was followed by a short bit of downhill relief before La Clusaz. The route then took riders further into the mountains and onto the race section of the Stage where cyclists battled it out over 10km and up 600 metres to the top of Col des Aravis; a pass that has been used 39 times in the Tour de France... Full Report
The Alpine Challenge 2012 saw its fourth, final and hardest Stage on Saturday. Riders experienced breath-taking views throughout, climbing deeper into the mountains. The first climb of the day, Col de la Forclaz, provided 12kms of steep incline, giving tired legs an early challenge. 10kms respite followed, with a downhill into the town of Faverges... Full Report
Riding the Cape Rouleur: In the saddle in South Africa - Kevin Rushby, The GuardianMonday 30th June 2014
At a pro-style cycling event near Cape Town, Kevin Rushby hopes closed roads and full support team will see him ride like one of the Tour de France stars.Read More ...
HotChillee's LONDON-PARIS Stage Final ResultsMonday 30th June 2014
Results of HotChillee's LONDON-PARIS 170km 2nd stage today from Calais to Amiens. Dean Downing wrestled the 36ONE pro yellow jersey from NFTO team mate Greg Mansell with a neat breakaway on his own. Conditions were pleasant whereas in the two previous years the second stage had become know as a monster because of the strong cross winds.Read More ...