Testimonials

Testimonials and quotes from past participants, event champions and sponsors...

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

After signing up to the Alpine Challenge I was relocated to New Zealand, but there was no way I was going to let a small detail of living across the other side of the world stop me riding the event ... The organisation is second to none and I loved every section. And being able to socialise with riders of all abilities, from former Tour de France winners to those that are fairly new to riding, on the shores of Lake Annecy is great.

Rob Dewer - Group 3 

I usually avoid anything with the word alpine in it, but when CycloSure asked me if I wanted to ride with them I couldn't pass up the opportunity. HotChillee's events are very special. They have an amazing atmosphere, the camaraderie is like nothing else and the organisation second to none.

Ian Whittingham - Owner and Founder of Sigma Sport

This year I have completed the Cape Rouleur and The London-Paris. The Alpine Challenge was the last on my list. HotChillee's events are well executed. It was my first time cycling in the Alps and I really enjoyed it. It's a great event.

Michael Pawlowski - South Africa 

I have enjoyed riding The London-Paris twice with my HotChillee friends and even though we had wet weather I very much enjoyed it. It was my first time to ride the Alpine Challenge and it's a beautiful part of the world for cycling in. It lived up to my high expectations.

Maurizio Fondriest - 1988 World Champion

The Alpine Challenge provided us with an exceptional opportunity to showcase the Wattbike to an engaged audience in a superb environment. The team from HotChillee ensured we were more than just sponsors, we felt like an integral part of the event. We're looking forward to working with HotChillee on future projects to assist us in bringing the benefits of the Wattbike to a wider audience.

Matt Moran - PR Manager, Wattbike

I've followed cycling my whole life and to ride in this area is like a dream come true... I've been training since January. It's been brilliant and completely outperformed my expectations. It's a fantastic event, with amazing climbs and stunning views.

Stephen Niblett - Team Chain Reaction Cycles, winners of the 2013 Best Team Award



Triple Crown Winner Stephen Roche

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