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.
Stage 1 will start with an Individual Time Trial up Alpe d’Huez where you’ll be ranked alongside your fellow riders and be able to compare your time to the Tour de France greats … (should you wish to know).
Following the ITT you can decide to smash a PB on the signed route, ride solo or with friends, or tackle the course in a small group lead by the HotChillee Ride Captain we match you with based on your ITT time. 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 timed and the overall rankings will be listed on the website each day. And if you’re interested in competing for an Alpine Challenge climbers cap all climbs will be listed as Alpine Challenge 2017 Strava sections and awarded each stage.
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/Transfer day : Galibier, Telegraphe, Col de La Madeleine
Saturday 24 June 2017 – Stage 3: Cormet de Roselend, La Plagne
Sunday 25 June 2017 – Departure day
Wednesday 21 June – Sign On/Arrival day : There will be fixed time airport transfers from Geneva airport to the rider hotels in Les Deux Alpes at 11:30 and 14:45. 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: There will be fixed time airport transfers from the rider hotel in La Léchère to Geneva airport at 06:00, 08:30, 11:00. Journey time 2 hours. Please note these times when booking your flights.
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