After a very tough first day, there was a lot of anticipation for Stage 2.
On Thursday 4th September, four seeded pelotons will gather in Annecy in the French Alps for an end-of-season, four stage Alpine road cycling challenge, pushing themselves mentally and physically along the 356kms of mountainous cycling with leg-burning climbing totalling almost 8,000 metres.
Where will you be riding this weekend? If you are in the UK you have the Bank Holiday weekend to look forward to. We've organised a special training ride starting from G!RO Cafe in Esher, UK. Why not join us and meet up with your old ride buddies if you've not been around or if you want to experience the HotChillee camaraderie and now legendary Ride Captains, at a venue with superb coffee and cake. If you're new to riding and just want to drop in for a chat and coffee we'll see you there.
Entries for the Alpine Challenge 2014, taking place on 3rd to 7th September, open at 12:00 on 1st October 2013. Part of HotChillee’s Global Event Series, the three day event pushes riders’ mentally and physically, with a gruelling 8000+ metres of climbing across approximately 330kms.
The Alpine Challenge 2013 draws to a close, but not without some incredible achievements and lasting memories
HotChillee, Annecy, 14th September 2013 - The Alpine Challenge 2013 is complete and the celebrations have begun. 331kms with a total ascent of 6676 metres spread over The Prologue and three stages, all within three days. During the event, which marks the end of HotChillee’s Global Event Series, there was a dramatic swing in the weather from torrential downpours, to warm sunshine.
Riders triumph on Col de Bluffy and Col des Aravis. As riders gathered at the Rider Village this morning for Stage Two of the Alpine Challenge it was a more relaxed mood than yesterday. The cyclists got in their sports massages at the side of the lake, Purple Harry gave dirty bikes a thorough once over and the mechanics made last minute fixes. This was all in preparation for the 112.9kms in the saddle with 2201m of climbing.
At 7.15am riders of the Alpine Challenge gathered at the Rider Village on Lake Annecy for the start of the final event in HotChillee’s Global Event Series 2013. With threatening rain clouds overhead, the mood was one of nervous excitement.
The countdown begins for the final event in the HotChillee Global Events Series 2013, the Alpine Challenge
In two days’ time cyclists from across the globe will gather at the HotChillee Riders’ Village in Annecy, France for the final event in the Global Event Series 2013. The Alpine Challenge comprises three days of cycling across 330kms, with 5127 metres of climbing through some of the world’s most beautiful mountainous terrain.