We had an exciting time with Grant Lottering at the Alpe d’Hues La Marmotte bicycle race this summer where he competed non-stop to raise money for the Laureus Foundation. He completed two and a half loops of this challenging race – a 174km track starting at Bourg d’Oisans and climbing the Col du Glandon, the Col du Telegraphe, the Col du Galibier and finishing with the Alpe d’Hues. The track consists of 21 one hairpins – making it one of the most difficult day races in Europe.
The renowned race takes place at the beginning of July every year. With over 8000 competitors, the race is on any road cyclist’s bucket list.
Grant attacked the race in difficult weather conditions: rain, snow, fog and freezing temperatures. On the summit of the Galibier, he unfortunately had to retire from the challenge after over 400 kilometers on his bicycle, suffering from hypothermia.
Grant will be back in the Alps in 2018 for another challenge to raise money for Laureus and FAST will be at the Alpe d’Hues, supporting him from the start to the finishing line.