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RAPHA PRESTIGE 2018
The Rapha Prestige challenges small amateur teams to take on an unsupported and unmarshalled adventure across stunning terrain, riding and finishing as a team. The 2018 series took us around the world with seventeen events across eight countries. Here are the highlights.
From the rocky valleys of the Ozark Plateau in the United States to the ancient forests of Obihiro in Japan, this year’s Rapha Prestige series offered a unique challenge to riders across the globe. Open to all, with a number of women-only rides, we look forward to many more rides in 2019.
“To ride a bike is a good feeling. To ride a bike with your friends by your side is even better. A journey shared is so much richer, and riding through the mighty Italian Dolomites side by side, we felt like queens.”Beth Hodge, Prestige Dolomites rider
The Rapha Prestige so far…
Prestige so far
Prestige Peak District
“When the tank is close to empty and you feel like quitting, knowing that you’re part of a team can be fuel enough to keep the legs turning.”
– Lewis Greaves, rider at the Prestige Peak District
Hidden villages, mountain roads
More than 70 percent of South Korea is covered by mountains, and among this tightly knit network of ranges and river systems to the east of the Korean peninsula, the Taebaek mountains stretch all the way from the north to the southern coast.
More cows than cars
Steamboat Springs sits somewhat remotely in Northwest Colorado. Located in Routt County, nestled up next to the Continental Divide, which traces a long and mountainous line down from Montana to New Mexico, its location makes for spectacular riding. Moots, the frame manufacturer, played generous host to the Prestige and its 25 teams.
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