March 25, 2018

Tour du Rutor Extreme 2018

Polartec® is pleased to announce another year of title sponsorship with the 19th edition Tour du Rutor Extreme 2018.

Polartec, Title Sponsor of the 19th Tour du Rutor Extreme 2018

(Andover, Mass.) - March 25, 2018 - Polartec®, a leader in the production of innovative fabric solutions, is pleased to announce that for another year the company will be among the title sponsors of the 19th edition Tour du Rutor Extreme 2018.

This event takes place every two years and will see compete, on the slopes of Valgrisenche, 700 competitors from 18 different countries - all ready to take on the 7000m of height gain over 75km of off-piste ski mountaineering (40km of ascent, 32km of descent, 5km of ridges).

Among this year's competitors are athletes from China and overseas, 30 youth teams, major champions and alpine ski enthusiasts. The competition will bring together a group of true alpine ski mountaineers, scrupulously selected, for an “Extreme” race, by name and by nature.

In the words of Kilian Jornet: “La Grande Course and the TDR are always seasonal objectives of mine. I’m happy to be returning to Arvier to run the Aostan race. The Tour du Rutor is a real Alpine ski mountaineering classic, technical like I enjoy. This year I will be ready to go alongside Jakob Herrmann, with whom I won the Altitoy and ran the Pierra Menta. We get on really well together. He’s determined on the ascent and very fast on the descent and I believe we can do well”.

Amongst the more notable names, Kilian Jornet is definitely one that stands out. King of outdoor mountain sports and fresh from winning the Altitoy Ternua, he will be at the starting line beside the Austrian, Jakob Herrmann.

Come to visit at the “Mountain Village Tour” near the Polartec® gazebo, where attendees can preview of new Polartec® Power Fill technology, the static insulation that will be used in the 2018/19 winter collection Millet jackets.

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About Polartec

Polartec is the premium provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions. Since inventing modern technical fleece in 1981, the engineers at Polartec continue to advance the science of fabric, creating fabric technologies that solve problems and improve the way products are designed and used. Polartec products range from lightweight wicking and cooling fabrics, to insulation and weather protection textiles, and are utilized by leading consumer brands, the U.S. Military and other global militaries, flame resistance, workwear, and contract upholstery markets. For more information, please visit and follow Polartec on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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