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2017

KEVIN HADFIELD: MINIMUS STRETCH ULTRA REVIEW

” Almost disconcertingly light and packable for a running shell.“ Click image to view product. KEVIN SAYS: I Carried it in my pack from Ollomont to finish. I never was able to wear this during the race. I carried a Minimus 777 Pullover in my pack for the first 280km. Recommendations/Feedback: I have worn this jacket now twice since the race. Initial impression is that it seems reliably waterproof and the stretch + face fabric make for a quieter, more comfortable ride.  

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KEVIN HADFIELD: DRAGON PULL-ON REVIEW

“Classic powerstretch fleece pull-over with flip-over gloves! Those should be standard on everything.” Click on image to view product KEVIN SAYS: This year’s edition of the Tor Des Geants was a bit too warm for this piece. I carried the Allez Micro Hoodie for all but the final 50K of the race due to lighter weight and pack ability. I wore the Dragon Pull-On from Refugio Frassati to the finish. This section of the course is generally cold and sometimes holds snow closer to Col Malatra. While up high, this... Read More

18/09/2017
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MONTANE TOR DES GÉANTS DAYS 6 & 7 AND TOT DRET DAY 3

Race: Montane Tor des Géants Confirmed leaderboard: Men 1st = Javi Dominguez (ES) 67:52:15 [new course record] 2nd = Oliviero Bosatelli (IT) 69:16:19 3rd = Andrea Macchi (IT) 74:51:14 Women 1st = Lisa Borzani (IT) 89:40:24 2nd = Silvia Ainhoa Trigueros Garrote (ES) 97:43:06 3rd = Marina Plavan (IT) 106:29:21             The Montane Tor des Géants drew to a triumphant close on Sunday 17 September 2017 with the finish of the final competitor, Malaysia’s Seow Kong Ng in 152:40:29. Welcomed back to Courmayeur with flags, standing ovations, music,... Read More

15/09/2017
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MONTANE TOR DES GÉANTS DAY 5 & TOT DRET DAY 2

Date: Thursday 14 September 2017 Race: Montane Tor des Géants Race leaderboard at the start of day 5: Men 1st = Javi Dominguez (ES) 67:52:15 [new course record] 2nd = Oliviero Bosatelli (IT) 69:16:19 3rd = Andrea Macchi (IT) 74:51:14 Women 1st = Lisa Borzani (IT) 89:40:24 2nd = Silvia Ainhoa Trigueros Garrote (ES) 97:43:06 3rd = Marina Plavan (IT) 106:29:21             With the Montane Tor des Géants male contenders having arrived in Courmayeur yesterday and first woman Lisa Borzani, the race is on for 2nd and 3rd... Read More

14/09/2017
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MONTANE TOR DES GÉANTS DAY 4 & TOT DRET DAY 1

Date: Wednesday 13 September 2017 Race: Montane Tor des Géants Race leaderboard at the start of day 4: Men 1st = Javi Dominguez (ES) 67:52:15 [new course record] 2nd = Oliviero Bosatelli (IT) 69:16:19 3rd = Andrea Macchi (IT) 74:51:14 Women 1st = Lisa Borzani (IT) 89:40:24 2nd = Silvia Ainhoa Trigueros Garrote (ES) 3rd = Stephanie Case (PL)           A dramatic day for the Montane Tor des Géants (TDG). In the beautiful yet brutal Aosta Valley, nothing is certain and this year’s race is no exception. The first... Read More

13/09/2017
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MONTANE TOR DES GÉANTS: DAY 3

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2017 Race leaderboard at the start of day 3: Men 1st = Franco Collé (IT) 2nd = Javi Dominguez (ES) 3rd = Oliviero Bosatelli (IT) Women 1st = Lisa Borzani (IT) 2nd = Silvia Ainhoa Trigueros Garrote (ES) 3rd = Stephanie Case (PL)           Day 3 of the Montane Tor des Géants (TDG) is when predictions for the leaderboard start to become more accurate. It is usually the day that the first runner is in sight of the finish in Courmayeur. From... Read More

12/09/2017
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MONTANE TOR DES GÉANTS: DAY 2

Date: Monday 11 September 2017 Race leaderboard at the start of day 2: Men 1st = Javi Dominguez (ES) 2nd = Franco Collé (IT) 3rd = Peter Kienzl (IT) Women 1st = Lisa Borzani (IT) 2nd = Silvia Ainhoa Trigueros Garrote (ES) 3rd = Raffaella Miravalle (IT)           Day of the Montane Tor des Géants (TDG) is considered the hardest day, encompassing high ascents such as Col Entrelor (3,002m), Col Loson (3,299m) and Fenêtre di Champorcher (2,827m). The major lifestations are Cogne (66 miles / 106.2km)... Read More

11/09/2017
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MONTANE TOR DES GÉANTS: PRE-START & DAY 1

Location: Courmayeur, Italy. Date: Sunday 10 September 2017 The 8th edition of the beautiful yet brutal Montane Tor des Géants (TDG) is finally here! It is Sunday 10 September and athletes, families and supporters, Volontors, race marshals, presenters, organisers, spectators, safety teams, sponsors, photographers and more have descended on Courmayeur at the southern side of Mont Blanc in anticipation. According to the official count, 867 competitors will line up at 10am on the start line in the centre of the bustling Italian town. Combined with the inaugural Tot Dret (a... Read More

08/09/2017
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PERFORMANCE, INTELLIGENT DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY: MONTANE’S NEW AUTUMN / WINTER RANGE

For over 20 years, Montane has worked with some of the world’s best athletes and supported expeditions to some of the most extreme environments on the planet. We have also aligned ourselves with some of the biggest and most brutal endurance mountain events in the world, from the world famous Montane Tor des Géants in the unforgiving Italian Alps to the -40°C temperatures of the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra. These unique connections play a crucial role in product development and testing, allowing us to fine-tune products, trial new cutting edge... Read More