The CoolMax / Buff RAID Team Wins The East RAID On The Lac You Salagou
January 6, 2021
Lac du Salagou, a reservoir located approximately 50 km of Montpellier in France, venue of the Orient RAID, an orientation race for extreme sports from the adventure racing series 2008. The Orient RAID started with 65 teams in the adventure and 35 teams in the elite category. The buff CoolMax extreme RAID team, as part of the elite category, started the competition of the 85-km course in the deep mountain territory with mountain bikes and ended it after a 14 km ride ride with kayaks on the Salagou River, which flows into the reservoir. You round a race of pure orientation in the fantastic location to the Lac Salagou. The buff CoolMax extreme RAID team won this second edition of the Orient RAID, therefore the fourth victory of the team this year. The team has participated as well in the World Cup in adventure racing, World Championship Ecomotion Pro the adventure racing which took place Ceara, Piaui and Maranhao from 30 October to 9 November in Brazil. In 2005 and 2007 the team won the World Championship.
Also this year came back Elite teams from around the world against each other in order to make the winner among themselves in a 700 km long course and one of the highest stress level. One of the largest excursions race that ever took place in Brazil, with disciplines such as mountain trekking and running, rope work, navigation, mountain biking, kayaking on River and Lake, as well as sailing. In a demanding environment and under extremely hot weather ended the buff CoolMax RAID team competition on the 11 square by a total of 60 international teams. The team commented: we are highly motivated and come with much optimism after Brazil. This year the race somewhere really hot, with temperatures over 45 c, was held. So we already knew before the race that it is important for us to set the sleep and nutrition on the extremely hot temperatures, but that was basically OK.
During the race, but we had problems with our map and were partly disoriented. But anyway, we have enjoyed the race and the team has done a really good job and this team spirit to the finish. The team results this year: Raid de l archipelago (Agde), 23 March: 3rd place RAID of Drailles you Clos Gaillard (Nimes), 13 April: 1st RAID Aubanel (Gorges de l Herault), 27 April: 1st RAID Sommieres Vaunage Aventure (Sommieres), 21 September: 1st Orient RAID (LAC you Salagou), 14 October: 1st Adventure Racing World Championship (Brazil), 9 November: 11 place the team is currently doing, the last World Cup competition this year to prepare for, which will take place from 29 November to 4 December in Portugal. The competition of activewear clothing, which bears the team during this demanding and tiring competitions under extreme conditions, is made of CoolMax fabrics. These substances meet the needs of the athletes and provide them with maximum evaporative cooling. As a result, they stay dry and cool to concentrate fully on the competition. Coolmax fabrics from specially designed fibers with a four or manufactured six channel cross section, have an increased surface area the fiber. This high-tech fibres transport moisture to the textile surface, where it can evaporate quickly. This ensures a balanced body temperature. We congratulate the team for its outstanding achievements in the Lac you Salagou and in Brazil and wish him good luck for the next challenge in Portugal. Coolmax is a registered trademark of Invista under exclusive license from ADVANSA