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Porcher Industries powering the world’s toughest adventure race

Thirty-two paragliders and mountain runners will line up for the start of the race with the large majority using Porcher’s Skytex 27.

21st June 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Badinières

Sports/​Outdoor

The Red Bull X-Alps race, starting on 2 July, is a unique adventure race that takes place every other year in the European Alps. Racers may only run, hike or fly their paragliders to navigate the course’s series of turning points that take them from Salzburg in Austria to Monaco on the Mediterranean coast. The 2017 course is a straight-line distance of 1138km and takes the competitors through Austria, Slovenia, Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland before they reach the finish in Monaco. The competition is renowned for being the world’s toughest adventure race and only half the starters are expected to finish.

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