“The HotChillee Alpine Challenge is the best thing I’ve ever done on a bike.” Rob Hoyles, Cycling Plus
Looking for your next mountain challenge? Want to take on some of the iconic climbs of the Tour de France in a fully supported environment? Look no further, the HotChillee Alpine Challenge will take place in the French Alps in 2020.
Our Head Ride Captain and the HotChillee events team are off check out our proposed route, choose the best hotels and sample the local cuisine next week … it’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it! Don’t hold us to it, but these are the cols which Juliette will be taking one for the team and riding next week. Watch this space for our final decision!
Stage 1 ITT Col de Joux Verte Col de la Ramaz Col de Joux Plane (HC) Stage 2 Col de la Colombi¨re (HC) Col de la Croix Fry Col des Aravis Stage 3 Col des Saisies Col de Meraillet / Col du Pre Signal de Biasanne (HC)
Difficulty Rating: 4.5 / 5
Prices will be confirmed shortly with registrations opening later this month.
We know that whilst some of you will be tracking Strava segments not everyone is interested in being the first up the climbs, so we’ll help everyone get there in a fully supported environment and, more importantly, make some new friends along the way.
Places will be limited to 60 entrants. Riders will be timed at an ITT Prologue on the first day and seeded into one of three speed groups for the remainder of the event.
Each speed group will be supported by the HotChillee Ride Captains and followed by a support vehicle and a mechanic. A paramedic will also be roaming the route in radio contact with the HotChillee Ride Captains who will be on hand to assist with any support, moral boosting or (for some!) a little push here and there. Carefully selected lunches will be arranged each day where you will find one of our professional sports therapists to help you on your way!
At the end of the day you can hand your bike to our mechanics (if there are any issues), otherwise head straight to the therapists before sampling the excellent wines and regional cuisine.
The Alpine Challenge has been running since 2010 and has taken place in the French Alps, the Italian Alps, the Dolomites and the Pyrenees.
Contest for a leader's jersey or category award.
Enjoy the fully supported experience with less of an emphasis on racing.
Focus on completing the course in a fully supported environment.