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Three iconic climbs.   Three days.   February 25th - 27th.

From the lengthy slopes of the Alps to the gruelling gradients of the Pyrenees, there’s nothing like a climb to test a rider’s tenacity. And to prepare you for your next assault on the real world’s most arduous ascents, our latest riding challenge is taking to a virtual world.

This February, join us on Zwift as we climb to new heights for Rapha Rising. With three iconic virtual climbs over three days, this is a challenge that’s all about elevation – nearly 3,000 metres of it. In three sweat-drenched turbo sessions, you’ll climb three of Zwift’s most famous climbs and unlock an exclusive digital piece of kit for each climb you conquer.

PRIZE WINNERS

We loved seeing how many of you rose to the challenge and took to Zwift with Rapha Rising this February. On top of earning exclusive digital kit, and serious bragging rights, we also promised riders an extra incentive with a voucher prize draw. A big congratulations to Tom Allen Mitchell our winner of the £1,500 Rapha Gift Voucher, as well as our runners up who received a £500 voucher; Cindy McCourt, Michael Broadway, Jonathan Todd, Willem de Vries and Jessica Southi.

 

ROAD TO SKY

Elevation: 1,045 meters

A short gravel ride through Watopia is followed by an ascent of Alpe du Zwift. Much like the ride up Alpe d’Huez, which served as its inspiration, the climb is packed full of hairpin turns to make it a true test of a rider's legs and lungs.

 

LA REINE

Elevation: 1, 181meters

Taking riders up one of cycling’s most storied climbs, “The Queen” is an alternative route up a GPS-accurate model of the infamous Mont Ventoux that concludes at the Chalet Reynard banner. An eight-kilometre warm-up prepares you for the unrelenting effort to the climb’s pine forest peak.

 

CLIMBERS GAMBIT

Elevation: 701 meters.

Rolling out from Downtown Watopia, this 30-kilometre route was designed to test your energy reserves as it snakes its way up through Titans Grove. After catching your breath on the winding way down, you’ll then embark on the lung-busting ascent up Epic KOM Reverse.

With each climb, you’ll unlock an exclusive piece of digital Rapha kit that’s guaranteed to liven up your garage. Gain access to the socks after conquering the first climb, the cap after the second, and a highly-coveted jersey after completing the third. And as an added incentive to complete all three routes, finishers will be entered into a prize draw where Rapha vouchers will be up for grabs, so prepare to push yourself to reach that third peak.

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