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As the leading specialist participation sports tour operator, here at Sports Tours International we are always on the look out for new events to present to our customers. 2018 is no exception and we will again add a nice selection to choose from. Have a look at our round up below and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us
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Below you will find a rundown of the travel packages with guaranteed entries to new events we are offering for 2018. Especially of interest are our new VIP and hospitality experiences to give our customers access to an unrivaled selection of cycling hospitality for next year.
TThe 2018 Cape Rouleur takes place during the week leading up to the Cape Town Cycle Tour in March 2018 and offers some of the best road cycling in the world, all in the stunning setting of the Cape wine regions and nature reserves. The event follows the signature HotChillee format of rolling road closures, timed race sections, seeded speed groups, and full mechanical support. Such comprehensive support allows you to focus completely on your cycling. You will be based in the picturesque town of Franschhoek, where your poolside post-ride recovery afternoons are followed by warm evenings of fine dining. Non-riding partners are also welcome and can explore the offerings of Franschhoek during the day. The Cape Town Cycle Tour is the largest timed amateur cycling event in the world.
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What an exciting event the 2017 Paris Roubaix was!. Fast and furious, incredible speed and very hot for the time of year. World Champ Peter Sagan lost out again two mechanicals and Tom Boonen in his final race just couldn’t deal with the average pace with over 50kmh for the first two hours. The day belonged to Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing), who beat Zdenek Stybar (Quick-Step) and Sebastian Langeveld (Cannondale Drapac) in the Roubaix Velodrome.
“The queen of classics” is a formidable and exciting race, considered by many to be the best one day classic cycling race to watch. VIP access and hospitality for the 2017 Paris – Roubaix is now available. You will see the start of the ‘Hell of the North’ in Compiegne followed by a viewing point en-route plus the finish in the Roubaix Velodrome.
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The Tour de Yorkshire is a legacy event of the Grand Départ of the Tour de France which took place in Yorkshire in 2014. As with the Tour de France the race attracts large crowds and lots of local support. In 2018 the men’s race will be 4 days and the women’s race 2 days with also an amateur Sportive event on the Sunday. New for 2018 we offer start and finish hospitality on every stage and entry into the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire ride.
The Tour de Yorkshire is now the 2nd biggest pro stage race in the UK behind the Tour of Britain. Everyone remembers the scenes from the 2014 Grand Depart of the Tour de France of the big crowds standing by the roadside to cheer on the riders. The roads in Yorkshire can be challenging which makes for great racing. In 2018 the Tour de Yorkshire will host 4 days of men’s racing and 2 days of women’s racing. The ongoing success and popularity of cycling in Yorkshire means that Yorkshire will also host the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.
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The 2018 Race Across Portugal is a road cycling event which crosses Portugal, from North to South in several fully supported stages. From June 3rd to 9th the second edition of Ride Across Portugal ® will cross Portugal from Chaves on the mountainous northern border with Spain to Faro in the Algarve on the sunny south coast. Five stages, over 740 kilometers will challenge not only every rider’s fitness but also their emotions by discovering the diversity and history of a whole country in a week full of emotions, friendship and cycling.
The challenge is to complete the five demanding stages in the limit time required for security, but there will be some timed segments along each stage where the athletes can fight for stage and final rankings.
Over the course of 8 carefully planned days you will experience the world renowned Mont Ventoux, steeped in cycling folklore from all three of the main climbs on her flanks (Bedoin, Maulacene and Sault) as well as a circumnavigation around this remarkable mountain. This truly is the Ultimate Ventoux experience.
Fully supported tour of the best French Alpine Cols from Sunday 23 June until Saturday 1 July. Over 7 spectacular stages and 700km you will experience some of the best road climbing the French and Italian Alps have to offer. This is your chance to experience first hand the climbs made famous and negotiated so effortlessly by the polka dot jersey or blue jersey holders of the Tour de France and Giro
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This 8 day Ultimate ride covers the best climbs that Northern Spain has to offer, and it’s your chance to follow in the footsteps of the Vuelta’s pro riders. You’ll weave your way from Villacarriedo to Las Caldas via the beautiful Cantabria and Asturias and into the stunning limestone mountains of the Picos de Europa. During the course of the tour you will climb the famous Puerto del Caracol, Portillo de la Sia, Puerto de la Matanela, Fuente Dé, Puerto de Panderrueda, Lagos de Covadonga, Tenebredo & Angliru.
Spanning close to 500km the majestic peaks of the Pyrenees form a natural border between France and Spain and a testing ground to the cycling fraternity. These Pyrenean cols that cross these beautiful mountains are steeped in cycling history and folklore. During the 6 stages of our Pyrenean Cols Experience your legs will take on the same challenges as many of the pro riders that visit the area as part of Tour de France and Vuelta es Espania. This classic ride is not to be missed and is your opportunity to bag some of these famous climbs including the Tourmalet, Aubisque, Marie Blanc, Aspin, and Peyresourde.
This classic ride from the shores of Lake Geneva to the warmth and crystal waters of the Cote d’Azur is a classic! This fully supported multi-day cycling adventure will split the 640km and just short of 15000m of climbing into 7 manageable days. This includes a rest day in Briançon.
During these 7 spectacular days weaving your way through the Haute-Savoie and into the southern Alps will see you test yourself on some of the most well know climbs in France including the de Col de la Colombière (1613 m), Col des Aravis (1486 m), Col des Saisies (1650 m), Cormet de Roselend (1967 m), Col de l’Iseran (2770 m), Col du Télégraphe (1566 m), Col du Galibier (2646 m), Col du Lautaret, Col d’Izoard (2361 m), Col de Vars (2109 m) and finally the Col de la Cayolle (2326 m).
New for 2018 is the Haute Route Dolomites. The 2018 Haute Route Dolomites takes place from Friday 21 until Sunday 23 September, 2018. You will be immersed in the heart of this legendary mountain range and will trace a sensational route through the jagged rock faces and demanding climbs of the region. The event will take place in a new 3-day format and the race will feature two classic road stages and an uphill time trial and will be based in one sole location in Predazzo. We are pleased to offer travel packages with airport transfers, staff support and a hotel in Predazzo to the 2018 Haute Route Dolomites.
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