CHPT3 is offering you an experience like no other: come and ride in Girona on your very own Factor O2 OML that will be set up and waiting with a mechanic on hand to tweak the fit readying you for three days riding around the cycling capital of the world with CHPT3 founder, David Millar, on his home roads.
This unique opportunity will take you inside the beating heart of Girona and home of CHPT3. You won't just be cycling, but will enjoy exclusive experiences, meals and evenings hosted by David Millar at the CHPT3 design studio. From Cava and Jamon atop the Rocacorba to our very own Roubaix ride, culminating in us watching Paris Roubaix live on TV to wrap up the three days, it will be a trip you'll never forget with a dream bike to take home with you.
The Factor O2 is the most versatile racing machine in the world, in 2018 it was ridden to the podium in the two most contrasting Monuments of the year, Paris Roubaix (2nd) and Liege Bastogne Liege (3rd), only a few weeks apart. The CHPT3 ONEMORELAP version was raced not only in Roubaix, but also the Tour de France, by the AG2R World Tour team.
Your Factor O2 OML can be chosen with either caliper or disc braking, and will be equipped with the finest Black Inc components, Black Inc 30 carbon wheels, a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset and topped off with a matching Brooks Cambium C13 saddle. If there are any specific changes to the spec that you want, well, just ask us. The bike will be built up and waiting for you in the CHPT3 garage beneath the hotel on your arrival, where a mechanic will be on hand to make any final tweaks to your position. From the moment that you collect your new bike, we'll take care of you and every step of your trip.
To find out more about the special edition CHPT3 Factor O2, visit this page.
ARRIVAL: Thursday 11th April
You've made it to the cycling capital of the world - welcome! Head straight to the luxurious Hotel Carlemany where your room will be ready and welcome pack waiting. Drop off your bags and head downstairs, where your new bike will be waiting for you in the CHPT3 garage within the hotel, a mechanic will be on hand to help set you up.
Want some off-bike tips for making the most of Girona? David recently spoke with Mr Porter to explain just what makes it such a special place.
DAY 1: Friday 12th April
We roll out of town soon hitting the lower slopes of Els Angels, an 11km gentle climb leading up to the church where we will take a quick look at the views. Mountains to one side and the Med to the other.
Descending down we will pass through Madremanya and head through Monells and La Bisbal towards the coast, from there we hit the stunning corniche and the roads of the 2009 Tour de France, the very section where David Millar attacked and broke away from the peloton. We leave the coast and climb over Sant Grau, then drop down into the Girona valley and head back "home".
That evening we will dine at the CHPT3 design studio where representatives from Costa Brava Tourism are going to host us with local specialities and food and wine with accompanying stories from the region.
DAY 2: Saturday 13th April
A trip to Girona is not complete without climbing one of it most famous peaks, the infamous Rocacorba. This climb is steeped in history as a climb the Tour de France winners used as a final test to judge their form before heading off to the Grand Boucle. Being a founder of the Velo Club Rocacorba, the climb holds a special spot in the heart of David, as he spent many a training ride grinding out efforts on its relentless slopes.
Suffering does bring reward however as we will be served a cup of Cava and some buttery jamon iberico at the summit while taking in the views of the Banyoles lake below.
Once again we'll be dining at the CHPT3 design studio, this time hosted by a local chef with a specially prepared menu with local wines that will cater for our depleted energy levels.
DAY 3: Sunday 14th April
It's Paris Roubaix race day, although we'll be over a 1000km directly south that's not going to stop us soaking it up. In the morning we will all adorn our OML kit, paying homage to the greatest of the Classics, and leave town on a specially organised Roubaix themed ride. Our partner store in Girona, Eat Sleep Cycle, are taking this very seriously and won't be revealing anything until the day but rest assured nothing we encounter will trouble the severity of the Arenberg's cobbles.
Once the ride is done make your way over in your own time to Eat Sleep Cycle's store where we will all spectate and enjoy the atmosphere of watching Paris Roubaix with food and beers served throughout. A special experience we're sure you'll agree, watching the race with someone who's experienced it first hand and who has now turned his profession to commentating on bike racing. Get all your questions answered, real time.
Once your deposit is paid, we will provide a full confirmation email within 24 hours including full details, next steps you'll need to carry out and a sizing request form for your clothing. If, due to unforeseen circumstances the event cannot proceed on the planned dates and the alternative dates offered are not suitable, a full refund will be given.
If choosing to pay a deposit, please note that these are fully refundable only up until 21st March ’19 after which point the full amount must be paid. Cancellations and full refunds are possible only up until 21st March ’19 after which a partial refund will be made according to the development costs of your bike, undertaken by CHPT3, at that point.
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