Ambassadors

Ambassadors

An exceptional group of individuals is selected every year to represent the Haute Route.

Representing the entire Haute Route peloton, their aim as Official Ambassadors is to connect with cycling communities, to share their experience of the Haute Route and to spread the word of this incredible challenge.

The Ambassadors closely communicate with other participants, industry players, local organisers and supporters. They participate in sporting events throughout the year, representing and supporting the Haute Route at every opportunity.

Want to become an Haute Route ambassador? Contact us!

Nic Frank

Nic Frank

Haute Route: Dolomites, Alps, Pyrenees

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Country and Region: United Kingdom, London (Originally from Adelaide, Australia)

Bike: Ridley Helium SL

Favourite Haute Route Moment: The sense of satisfaction and accomplishment from finishing is always euphoric

Favourite Pro: Geraint Thomas - he’s got grit and good sense of humour

Advice for newcomers: The event and training for the event can seem overwhelming and daunting. Try and break it down into chunks .... one col at a time, one training session at a time.

Country and Region: USA, Boulder, Colorado

Bike: Felt F1, Felt TK-1, Salsa Beargrease Carbon + Many more

Favourite Thing About The Haute Route : The chance to ride the best roads in Colorado (which has some of the best riding in the world), with a like minded group of cyclists

Favourite Pro: Tie between Alex Howes and Nathan Haas

Advice for newcomers: Be prepared for any weather. You will experience every weather you can imagine here, and every minute of it will be awesome. Don’t go overboard the first day. Altitude and adrenaline will make it easy to dig a big hole. Be slightly conservative, persevere through the fatigue of the second day, and look to establish a rhythm from there. Have pre-ride, intra-ride and post-ride nutrition dialed in by the time the event comes. Now is the time to start figuring out what works for you, and what doesn’t. Refine your individual nutrition plan.

Colby Pearce

Colby Pearce

Haute Route: Compact

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Matthieu Muller

Matthieu Muller

Haute Route: Dolomites

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Région : Pully, Lausanne, Suisse

Vélo : Specialized Venge Vias

Cycliste pro préféré : Fabian Cancellara

Moment préféré de la Haute Route: Pas qu’un seul moment, la semaine et une superbe expérience sportive. On découvre des routes magnifiques, des paysages somptueux. Niveau course: jouer le classement sur plusieurs étapes, connaitre ces adversiares, avoir une stratégie de course. Se pousser à bout, avoir des hauts des bas, apprendre à ce connaitre. Une semaine de partage sportive et des rencontres sympathiques avec des personnes qui ont la même passion pour la bicyclette

Recommandations pour les nouveaux coureurs: Arriver préparé pour pouvoir profiter un maximum de la semaine.

Region: Oxford, United Kingdom

Bike: Canyon Endurace CF

Favorite Haute Route moment: Day 2 of The Haute Route Pyrenees 2015 and the stunning ascent of the Col d’Aubisque watching the sun rise over the mountains

Favorite Pro: Geraint Thomas

Advice for newcomers: If you can invest in a powermeter, go for it, it delivers huge rewards and is a great training tool.

Tom Simmonds

Tom Simmonds

Haute Route: Pyrenees

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Guillaume Falco

Guillaume Falco

Haute Route: Dolomites

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Région: Rhône-Alpes

Vélo: Cannondale Supersix Evo HM

Cycliste Pro Préféré: Romain BARDET

Moment Préféré de la Haute Route: Le splendide passage au sommet du Passo Giau enneigé (Haute Route Dolomites 2015)

Recommandations pour les nouveaux coureurs Haute Route: Lever les yeux de temps en temps pour profiter du super paysage qui nous est proposé. Et pour le coté sportif ne pas avoir peur de l’enchaînement des jours, la récupération d’après course (repas, massage, une bonne nuit de sommeil, ..) prévu par l’organisation vous remettra en forme pour la journée du lendemain !

Region – Haute Savoie, France

Bike – Cervelo R5

Favourite Haute Route Moment – Being on the start line at both events; happy, healthy and ready, and feeling the passion and dedication in the field of riders.

Favourite Pro – Bradley Wiggins.

Advice for Newcomers – Be prepared; getting to the event is as much if not more of the journey of the Haute Route. The event itself is the pinnacle (and the crowning moment) after you have physically, mentally, nutritionally and emotionally prepared yourself.

Richard Cawthray

Richard Cawthray

Haute Route: Alps

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