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Tristan tackles the Tours

1 Jul 2016

This weekend, NOMAN co-founder Tristan Almada is back in the saddle riding in the tracks of cycling legends.

His challenge: 2 of the toughest cycling ‘sportives’* on the planet, just a week apart!

His aim: to raise funds to end HPV related cancers.


First up, it’s the Maratona dles Dolomites in Italy — a familiar stomping ground for NOMAN in recent years, but that does not make anything easier. 138km of riding, some 4230m of climbing (close to the height of Europe’s highest peak, Mount Blanc) and a battle against some of the Giro D’Italia’s most fearsome climbs — the Passos Pordoi, Giau and Falzareggo

the course profile for the 2016 maratona, slightly shorter but more height gain than 2016's l'etape du tour


And that’s just for starters…. Anything the Italian Dolomites can throw down, the French Pyrenees can equal 1 week later in the form of the L’Etape Du Tour that covers some of the classic climbs of the Tour de France. A further 146km of riding and 3335m climbing, including a gruelling ascent of the infamous Col de Joux Plane, often labeled as the hardest of the Alps main cols, following 135km of riding already that day will be test for even the most talented riders.

the course profile for the l'etape du tour 2016

To make a donation to support Tristan, you can do so via the following links:

US donors

UK donors

Thank you for your support of the NOMAN is an Island campaign. Good luck Tristan!

*(Sportives are one-day long distance mass participation cycling races)




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