Pearl Izumi 24 Hours Cycling of Le Mans Registrations are Open
by Holly Blades
It is time to have a look at the 2017 cyclosportive calendar and chose your objectives. If you are available on the 26th and 27th August, be informed that 24 Hours Cycling of Le Mans registrations have just opened.
Each year, this cyclosportive gathers more than 2,000 contestants for a day and night ride. Riders will enjoy the new covering as the Bugatti circuit is currently being renovated.
For 9 years, 24 Hours Cycling has existed on the famous Le Mans circuit. At the beginning, only a handful of people believed in this hare-brained idea of CGO Événement. The head manager of Shimano France, André Ghestem, is one of them: "Our parent company already organized a cycling event on the Suzuka circuit in Japan and no equivalent existed in France. What we liked about it was an atypical race in relay by team, a worldwide known circuit and a great diversity of profiles who rub shoulders in conviviality." It is true that riding lap after lap on a 2.6 mile long circuit over 24 hours can be surprising, especially when one is used to long road rides.
Philippe Guillaume, Shimano France marketing manager, distributor of the Pearl Izumi brand (www.pearlizumi.com) continues: "Through Pearl Izumi, a leading and innovating brand of cycling equipment, we are renewing our involvement with the 24 Hours Cycling of Le Mans".
Despite the length of the race, the Pearl Izumi 24 Hours Cycling of Le Mans is open to all as the relay management is free. New in 2017, will be the chance to rent a trackside pit lounge above the pit to receive visitors or allow riders to rest and have lunch between two relays.
Register at www.24heuresvelo.fr/en with special rate until 28th February.
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