The journey presents the riders with an average daily ride of 145 km across a variety of treacherous terrains. In total, they will climb 12,920 meters (42,389 ft), over the 9 days, the equivalent of cycling up Mount Everest more than one and a half times. Their toughest single day in the saddle is an energy sapping grind through the Alps including a 5,000 meters (16,270 ft) ascent.
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