The Grand Raid launches the Alpiq Challenge!

Alpiq and the Grand Raid, who have been partners since 2010, will be inaugurating the Alpiq Challenge at the 23rd edition of this mythical mountain-bike race, held in Valais not far from several of our hydroelectric generation facilities, such as the Cleuson, Grande Dixence and Moiry dams.

The Alpiq Challenge is a new race category that places team spirit at the heart of the event. Teams made up of 3 mountain bikers will try to ride the Grand Raid together and jointly. 22 teams entered in the Alpiq Challenge category will be on the starting line on Saturday,  August 18, 2012, at Verbier, Nendaz, Hérémence or Evolène. The winning teams on the four courses will be awarded a trophy specially made for the Alpiq Challenge. This initiative is an opportunity to recall the Valais roots of our company.

The distance and difference in height of its route from Verbier to Grimentz (125 km and 5025 m) rank the Grand Raid number one among the most demanding mountain-bike races in Europe.

You will find more information on: www.facebook.com/GrandRaid.Challenge.Alpiq