Ruari Grant claimed his second Haute Route 3-day victory at Haute Route Alp d’Huez this past weekend.

Just a month ago he won Haute Route Dolomites.

Leaving nothing to chance, Grant won all three stages and finished with a general classification time of 6:39:35, 17:47 over second place Philippe Béche.  Grant’s time on the final classic 21 switchback climb up Alp d’Huez was 44:45, leaving Marco Pantini’s 37:35 record from the 1997 Tour de France safe.

Rebecca Johnson won the Women’s category with a total general classification time of 8:52:34, a 8:41 winning margin over Gretchen Miller who won the final time trail up Alp d’Huez.

Based in the resort town of Alp d’Huez, 265 riders participated, riding 3 stages totaling 208km with 7735m of climbing, including 3 ascents of Alp d”Huez.

The next Haute Route is a 3-day in Stavanger, Norway August 2-4, followed by two epic week-long Haute Routes – Pyrenees and Alps – in late August.

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