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La Ruta de los Conquistadores

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Billed as the "most grueling mountain bike race in the world", this mountain bike stage race through the jungles of Costa Rica lived up to its moniker each year that CTS has sent a team to compete. For 2014 we have a great package for you that includes Comprehensive Race Support in Costa Rica, and your Race Entry. As a member of the CTS team, you'll receive an entry into the race and full support during the camps and the race. Food, accommodations, and ground transportation in Costa Rica are included for your race trip. A Recon Camp is available as an optional add-on, as as coaching. Transportation to and from Costa Rica is not included.

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  • Costa Rica

Date: November 06-November 08, 2014

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2015 Trans Andes Challenge

Chris Carmichael, endurance champion Rebecca Rusch, and a team of nearly 20 CTS Athletes and Coaches traveled to Patagonia, Chile in January 2012 to compete in the Trans Andes Challenge. They came back forever changed! You have to experience this amazing part of the world, and there's no better way than with a week-long stage race through some of the most beautiful terrain in the world. For 2015, we're going back for a fourth year, and if you come with us you'll benefit from bi-lingual guides and mechanics, comprehensive race support, and having all your meals and ground transportation taken care of.

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  • Chile

Date: January 26-January 31, 2015

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2015 Belgium Classics Experience

Classics Season is something all cycling fans should experience at least once in their lives. For 2015 we have an opportunity to immerse yourself in the most hallowed events of all: The Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix. Join Chris Carmichael, CTS Coaches, and knowledgeable local guides for the Tour of Flanders Cyclosportif, VIP access to the Tour of Flanders on race day, and great rides on iconic Classics courses. The day before Paris-Roubaix we'll ride the Paris-Roubaix Challenge, and then enjoy VIP Access to the "Hell of the North"

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  • Belgium
  • France
  • International

Date: April 03-April 13, 2015

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2015 Trans Portugal

Trans Portugal is a unique 9-day mountain bike stage race that crosses Portugal. The 2015 race dates haven't been announced, but it will be in May 2015 and likely around May 8-17. It a very exclusive event, open to only 75 athletes each year. CTS has secured a very limited number of entries into the 2015 race and we want you to be part of our team! Hotel accommodations, all meals, and mechanic support are included. Join us for an exquisitely difficult and beautiful mountain bike experience through the trails and town of Portugal.

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  • Portugal

Date: May 08-May 17, 2015

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2015 Amgen Tour of California Race Experience

This year will be our fifth edition of this ultimate cycling experience! You will ride every stage of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California, just hours ahead of the pro peloton. And this isn't just some wine and cheese cycling tour… if the CTS pack is too slow, you'll be pulled off the course before reaching the finish line. It's you against the pros, and they're going to be coming up behind you very fast! The group will be supported on the road by professional mechanics and follow vehicles, you'll be staying in the same hotels and sharing meals with the pro teams, and we'll take care of all the logistics.

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Location:

  • California
  • USA

Date: May 10-May 17, 2015

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2015 Dirty Kanza 200

This event sells out every year and CTS has coveted entries! The Dirty Kanza 200 is unlike any other race you’ve done. It’s 200 miles over gravel roads through the Kansas countryside. At first blush that might seem about as fun or interesting as sticking needles in your eyes, but this race is a hidden gem! It’s awesome. It’s beautiful. It’s ridiculously hard. Use this as your excuse to upgrade your cyclocross bike, then come out to Emporia, Kansas with CTS for this incredible race!

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Location:

  • Kansas

Date: May 29-May 31, 2015

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2015 USA Pro Challenge Race Experience

Can you handle 7 back-to-back days riding in the Rocky Mountains and trying to stay ahead of the pro peloton? There's only one way to find out! Join Team CTS to ride every stage of the 2014 USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado, just hours ahead of the pro peloton. Team CTS will experience the full pro treatment. You'll be supported on the road and between stages by professional mechanics and soigneurs. You'll receive a post-stage massage daily, eat meals with the pro teams, stay in the same hotels as the pro teams, and have VIP Access to all stage finishes! This is as close as you'll ever get to living the pro cyclist lifestyle, and you'll come away with a whole new perspective on stage racing and your favorite pros!

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  • Colorado

Date: August 17-August 23, 2015

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2015 Haute Route Alps

Haute Route Alps is a 7-day stage race contested by teams of amateur cyclists. But this isn't like your local weekend omnium. This is a timed event with a rolling enclosure and full pro-level support. This is your chance to experience European stage racing without taking out a ProTour license! Join our team and you'll train and race with complete CTS support, including two CTS Coaches on the team!

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  • France

Date: August 23-August 29, 2015

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2015 Brazil Ride

The Brazil Ride is the newest MTB stage race edition to the CTS Bucket List. Join us in October 2015 for a 7-day race through the Chapada Diamantina National Park in east-central Brazil. This is a semi-arid region of Brazil, not tropical rainforest. The terrain is challenging and the scenery is spectacular with mountains, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and of course singletrack!

You must race with a partner during this race, so bring a friend or let us match you another rider from Team CTS.
Expect top-notch service at a CTS Bucket List event. Join us to benefit from bi-lingual guides and mechanics, comprehensive race support, and all your hotel accommodations, meals, and ground transportation covered.

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Location:

  • Brazil
  • International

Date: October 18-October 25, 2015

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2015 La Ruta de los Conquistadores

**NOTE: Exact 2015 race dates are still tentative.** Billed as the "most grueling mountain bike race in the world", this mountain bike stage race through the jungles of Costa Rica lived up to its moniker each year that CTS has sent a team to compete. For 2015 we have a great package for you that includes Comprehensive Race Support in Costa Rica, and your Race Entry. As a member of the CTS team, you'll receive an entry into the race and full support during the camps and the race. Food, accommodations, and ground transportation in Costa Rica are included for your race trip. A Recon Camp is available as an optional add-on, as as coaching. Transportation to and from Costa Rica is not included.

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Location:

  • Costa Rica

Date: November 06-November 09, 2015

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