We are very grateful for the support of the following partners, all of whom are clear leaders in their areas and contribute enormously to our shared passion, the sport of road cycling.
|The Haute Route is a series of 7-day stage races through the highest mountains in Europe. Representing 850-900km and over 20,000m of climbing, through the Pyrenees, the Alps or the Dolomites, these events deserve their reputation as the world’s “highest and toughest” sportives.|
|Scott is one of the world’s best known bike brands, introducing their first ultra-light road bike in 2001, the Team Issue. Used by Mark Cavendish in many of his early wins, Scott bikes are now present in the professional peloton with the IAM Cycling and Orica Green Edge teams.
Scott supplies the Alpine Cols coaches with their leading (and very light) climber’s bike, the Scott Addict.
|Mavic is one of the oldest companies in the cycling business, familiar to millions of people for their yellow cars providing neutral support during the Tour de France each summer. Best known for their wheels, Mavic also manufacture a wide range of other products for cyclists.
Mavic supplies Alpine Cols with top-of-the range climber’s wheels for our clients to test.
|BV Sport’s signature product is a specific form of compression sock widely used by professional athletes (including 230 World Champions in various disciplines). The socks provide graduated pressure on the calf muscle, with the benefit of quicker elimination of the toxins produced during exercise.
BV Sport equips the Alpine Cols coaches with their Pro-Recup Elite compression socks.
|Compex produces electro-stimulation devices, initially for use in hospitals and physiotherapy clinics, but for the past 15 years or so increasingly used in elite sport as a means of accelerating muscular recovery, reducing muscle soreness and developing strength.
Compex provides Alpine Cols with electro-stimulation devices specifically designed for endurance athletes.
|Overstims is the biggest and best known of the French sports nutrition companies, and provides the sports nutrition for the Haute Route. They manufacture a wide range of products, such as gels, bars, cakes, recovery drinks and much more.
You have the opportunity to test Overstims products during an Alpine Cols training camp.