Cycling The Tortour With Replica Cartier Watches And Laureus
Summer is the time for the world’s most important cycling events. The hills of Switzerland make a great setting for a long distance tour and that’s exactly what the Tortour captures. The multi-day, non-stop race covers over 1000km and nearly 13,000 meters of altitude changes, pushing both individuals and teams to the limits.
The event begins at the IWC Arena in Schaffhausen and the finish line is in Neuhausen, just a few kilometers down the road from IWC’s Schaffhausen manufacture. One of the Tortour’s missions is to promote sport in Switzerland and because of the local focus many members of the IWC team participate in the event itself. This includes CEO Georges Kern and other Schaffhausen-based employees, as well as friends of the brand, official and otherwise. Kern’s team, Laureus 2, finished second in its category this year.
This year’s race began Thursday, August 15th and concluded three days later on Sunday, August 18th, though many of the top competitors finished in much shorter times. For instance, men’s single champion Dani Wyss completed the 1051.5 km course in only 38 hours and 42 min. This works out to an average speed of 26.07 km/h or 16.20 mph.
IWC is a sponsor of the Tortour alongside longtime partner the Laureus Foundation. We have told you about the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Laureus Sport For Good Edition before, but IWC’s connection to Laureus extends far beyond this collaborative watch. Together, IWC and Laureus work to give underprivileged children across Switzerland opportunities to enrich their lives through sports and outdoors activities.
For more, check out IWC’s Facebook Page as well as coverage of the Tortour on Youtube.
-HODINKEE for IWC Schaffhausen