The Rapha Rising Challenge requires cyclists to climb 6,881 meters or 22,575 feet within eight days, starting on the day the Tour de France enters the Pyrenees. The number originates from a loop called Circle of Death, which includes the Col d’Aubisque, Col du Tourmalet, Col d’Aspin, and Col de Peyresourde.
Assuming fair play, the results are very impressive. The top riders on the Strava leaderboard climbed well over 100,000 feet.
By: Bernd Straehle
See Also: Rapha Festive 500
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