Tortour 2012

A recap of an ultra-cycling challenge for the IWC Man

Date2012-08-17T11:56:16

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We know the IWC man enjoys a challenge. And we could all agree that cycling non-stop for 1000 km across Switzerland is quite a challenge. Thus, Tortour – is an ultimate challenge. Not only does it encompass the vast distance cited above, but with the country’s famed mountains and peaks, this ride involves 13,000 meters of altitude changes in all. It is definitely an event for the (well trained) adrenaline seeker.

Tortour racers are comprised of singular riders and teams, both including amateur and professional cyclists. The charter for the event includes the goal of creating a sustainable endurance race in the country, as well as promoting ultracycling and Swiss tourism. Potential earnings are invested in the development of the event and the support of charitable projects. In the race, riders kick off the event in Neuhausen, in the North Eastern part of the country. Riders circle the land, and the route ends right back near the start point – at the IWC Arena in Schaffhausen.

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IWC is a proud sponsor of the event, and The Laureus Foundation (one of our key philanthropic partners) is a corporate team participant. IWC’s Laureus Team 2 took off on Friday, August 17th, on their challenge at the IWC Arena – including world class cyclists Ronnie Schildknecht, Marcel Bartholet, Nino Schurter, Andy Sutz and Wei Koh – and IWC CEO Georges Kern.

Throughout day 2, Laureus Team 2 maintained a steady pace 235.47km into the race with a 777.61 km to go. In the end, two of the team’s member’s, Reto Schoch and Dani Wyss, ended the race in first and second place, respectively. Laureus Team 2 as a whole finished in 9th place. We congratulate the team and its stellar members on this remarkable accomplishment.

Prologue

Laureus Team 2 comprised of: Ronnie Schildknecht, Marcel Bartholet, Georges Kern, Nino Schurter, Andy Sutz and Wei Koh, cycling for the benefit of the Laureus Sports for Good Foundation, is maintaining a steady pace 235.47 km into the race with a 777.61 km to go. At the front of the race, friends of IWC Schaffhausen Reto Schoch & Dani Wyss power ahead at 350 km. We wish them all the best from Schaffhausen.

As the drama unfolds on the roads around Switzerland, we would like to briefly transport you back to the prologue that took place on Thursday.

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