Alpine Challenge 2017 Tour information | HOTCHILLEE

Alpine Challenge 2017
Tour information

Conquer some of the most iconic Tour de France climbs, selected from the 1987 stage from Bourg-d’Oisans to La Plagne which is still considered one of the most exciting and toughest stages ever.

With our experienced support crew, meticulous event planning and renowned HotChillee hospitality we will arrange everything so that all you have to do is ride.

Alpine Challenge 2017 new event format

Stage 1 will start with a climb up Alpe d’Huez after which riders will be seeded into pace groups based on their climbing ability. Riders can choose to ride the event on their own or join their suggested pace group. The Ride Captains will act as pace makers in radio contact with the support vehicles, so if you’re wanting a more social and supported ride then this option is for you.

Each stage will be marked as a Strava section, as well as intermittent climbs marked with orange Strava flags. Riders can compare Strava times to other HotChillee Strava Group members.

There will be ample support cars, mechanics and medics roaming the route all in radio contact with the HotChillee Ride Captains who will be on hand to assist with any support, moral boosting, or a little push here and there. Water stations and carefully selected lunches will be arranged each day so all you have to focus on is peddling.

At the end of the day you can hand your bike to our mechanics (if there are any issues), otherwise head straight to our professional sports therapists based in the event hotels before sampling the excellent wines and regional cuisine. You will spend the first two nights in the picturesque alpine resort of Les deux Alpes before riding to the thermal town of La Léchère on stage 2 where your bags (and your bike box) will have been transferred for you. What could be easier!


Wednesday 21 June 2017
Sign On/Arrival

Thursday 22 June 2017
Stage 1: Time trial up Alpe d’huez, Les deux Alpes

Friday 23 June 2017
Stage 2 : Galibier, Telegraphe, Col de La Madeleine

Saturday 24 June 2017
Stage 3: Cormet de Roselend, La Plagne

Sunday 25 June 2017
Departure day

Airport and luggage transfer information

Wednesday 21 June (Sign On/Arrival day)
Transfer 1: 11:30 Geneva Airport to Les Deux Alpes
Transfer 2: 14:45 Geneva Airport to Les Deux Alpes

Journey time 2.5 hours. Please note these times when booking your flights. Rider are required to Sign On (at Les Deux Alpes) no later than 18:00.

Friday 23 June – Transfers day
Riders luggage and bike boxes will be transferred from the rider hotels in Les Deux Alpes to La Léchère. Your luggage will be waiting for you when you get off your bike and your bike box will be safely stored until after you finish the event.

Sunday 25 June (Departure day)
Transfer 1: 06:00 Léchère to Geneva airport
Transfer 2: 08:30 Léchère to Geneva airport
Transfer 3: 11:00 Léchère to Geneva airport

Journey time 2 hours. Please note these times when booking your flights.

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