En exclusivité, voici les premières images du shooting photo réalisé le 4 avril avec les 5 joueuses choisies par le public pour figurer sur l'affiche de l'Open LFB 2011. Sur la vidéo, Cathy Joens du Bourges Basket.
http://www.hauteroute.org At first lights in Barcelona, 400 amateur cyclists took their last look at the Mediterranean before turning their sights West towards the distant Atlantic -- over 750km, 20,000m climbing, 21 cols and 7 days' cycling away - all against the clock. The official start line of this first ever Haute Route Pyrenees event was in the pretty Catalan town of Solsona, which marks the gateway to the mountains. Stage 1 from Solsona to La Seu d'Urgell comprised 85km, 3 cols and 2300m of ascent, making it a 'short' first stage to the Pyrenees and a good 'warm-up' for the rest of the week, but one that included a few small surprises.
http://www.hauteroute.org Emotions were already running high at the timed finish as riders collected their medals and assembled for the final descent to Nice. The riders have shared seven days of pleasure and pain, a huge physical challenge and an emotional journey, with huge highs, testing lows -- and, ultimately, pride. At all levels, the riders have pushed their limits and achieved the goal that they set out to conquer when they prepared for the start line in Geneva one week ago.
http://www.hauteroute.org Against the backdrop of the spectacular Mercantour National Park, cumulative fatigue was the main enemy on today's 5 star stage from Pra Loup to Auron. After 6 incredible days in the saddle and with road signs now pointing to 'Nice', many riders had already mentally envisaged pedalling the final downhill run to the sea! But on this enormous 5 star stage -- the penultimate of the week, and almost as tough as the marathon day -- 'up' was more the order of the day. Four big climbs, 143km (133km timed) and more sweltering temperatures made for tough going.
http://www.hauteroute.org The climb to the summit of the Cime de la Bonette, which at 2802m is the highest paved road in Europe, started in Jausiers. With 1562m of climbing, riders battled an all out physical and mental challenge against the clock that took them through some of the most wild and dramatic scenery of the Haute Route Alps. With four days of punishing cycling already in their legs, many were really feeling the strain of the week. With oxygen in short supply at the top, the high altitude proved one of the hardest challenges, putting the whole experience in another league of tough, and making today's stage probably the highest and toughest time trial in the world!
http://www.hauteroute.org There was no slow warm up on this stage as the 550 riders left Serre Chevalier at 0800 CET this morning and attacked the 19km climb to the top of the Col d'Izoard at 2361m, an amazing 30km descent with breathtaking scenery through the valley and gorge to Guillestre, before the ascent of Col de Vars (2109m). If riders thought that was the challenge of the day over, they were in for a surprise as the final sharp ascent to Pra Loup awaited. Check out the action from today...
http://www.hauteroute.org The spirit of the Haute Route Alps was revealed in today's 164km marathon stage from Val d'Isere to Serre Chevalier with Team Evélotion - a challenging contrast of 'pleasure and pain' that demanded riders to push their limits and test their mental strength, as well as their metal. "We're a group of 7 lads all from the London area and last summer we decided we would come and do the Haute Route because it was our friend Tim's 40th birthday," said Ben Eademan. "Since then we've got all our team kit done and you can see the logo is an evolution of man to a cyclist!"
http://www.hauteroute.org Billed as 'the highest and toughest cyclosportives in the world', Haute Route events are 7-day cycling challenges aimed at amateur riders. Thirty-five nationalities are represented in this third edition of the Haute Route Alps and the first stage, that tested many of the 600 riders to their limits, saw 8 different inside the top 20 finishers -- Thai, French, Polish, German, Swiss, Brazilian, British and Japanese!
http://www.hauteroute.org. This 46' program follows 600 amateur cyclists battling 780km, 19 Alpine cols and 21000m total ascent, in the World's Highest and Toughest cyclosportive. Riders who took part in the second edition of the Haute Route were undeniably pushed their very limits and this programme documents the unique human challenge and sporting journey that they each undertook by cycling from Geneva to Nice via some of the most legendary mountain passes on the planet (Alpe d'Huez, Madeleine, Izoard, Bonette, etc...)
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