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Alain Rumpf

Alain Rumpf

Ollon, Vaud, Suisse
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Cycling advocate, MBA student, athlete

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Monthly Activity Distance

  • 0 km
  • 610
  • 1220
  • 1830
  • 2440
  • 3050
Oct 2014
Jan 2015

Current Month

  • 30.8km
  • 1h 46m
  • 1,453m

Recent Achievements

  • 2nd overall on Taveyanne Climb
  • 2nd fastest time on Solalex to Anzeinde Climb
  • 2nd fastest time on Solalex Climb
  • 3rd fastest time on Top of Coufin - Les Chaux


Distance 12,521.3km
Time 521h 33m
Elevation Gain 172,803m
Rides 134


Total Distance 51,487.4km
Total Time 2079h 56m
Total Elev Gain 871,631m
Total Rides 926

Recent Photos

  • Sun! As we're heading south, the weather is finally dry. Well, I did not only head south on day 3. Check out @cyclingtips to learn more
  • Test riding my sexy #tcr2015 bike before the week end big adventure
  • Buongiorno dall'Italia
  • Proud to announce the launch of my blog. Check out the first two posts now, learning the ropes of ultralight bike touring
  • Climbing home after a great morning on the saddle. I still can't believe I will be #skimo racing around this big mountain on Sunday with @captainhadok . I'm looking forward to the #tropheedumuveran, but I'm scared too
  • Have a great week end
  • The chamber of torture, day 16
  • Day 19 after surgery, slowly getting back to normal
  • Back in the slipstream
  • Spring is back
  • Queen of the mountains
  • Commute
  • Looking down at the vineyards
  • #statigram #ig #igdaily #igers #popular #webstagram #instagood #instamood #instagram #bestoftheday #picoftheday #photooftheday #iphonesia #myswitzerland #igerssuisse #Myride #Map2012 #ambassadorstrava #IGersValais #IGersWallis #lavaux
  • Lavaux, on the UNESCO World Heritage List
  • #statigram #ig #igdaily #igers #popular #webstagram #instagood #instamood #instagram #bestoftheday #picoftheday #photooftheday #iphonesia #myswitzerland #igerssuisse #Myride #Map2012 #ambassadorstrava #IGersValais #IGersWallis #cycling #lavaux #unesco
  • La Reine de la Montagne
  • Good day on the bike
  • Engadin energy food
  • Glorenza
  • A day at the office with @danpatitucci and @janinepatitucci
  • Fans waiting for us at the top of the first climb above Simplonpass
  • Climbing above Simplonpass, 24.07
  • Lunch at Croix de Coeur above Verbier, after a 450m climb from Bisse de Saxon
  • One more climb and it will be the final descent of the Swiss CrissCross into Martigny
  • We made it. Swiss CrissCross is over, and the MTB cross finishes like the road criss
  • Janine at work on the Umbrailpass
  • Morning commute
  • Switchback porn
  • Chalet Neuf above Rhone Valley
  • Managed to squeeze a quick ride in a stressful day.Hello world, you look so much better after a bike ride
  • Only in Japan
  • Kyoto
  • Kyoto
  • Peter Sagan fan at the Japan Cup
  • Badger Pass, Yosemite National Park
  • Cross country skiing in Yosemite
  • Sequoia National Park, California
  • Sequoia National Park, home of the largest trees in the world
  • Backcountry skiing above Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
  • Top of Grand Chamossaire with a view on Leysin, Switzerland
  • XC skiing in Brusson (Valle d'Aosta)
  • XC skiing in Gressoney, Valle d'Aosta
  • Saturday: powder and fog
  • First afterwork ski with daylight at the top... Spring must be coming
  • That was a cold early morning ski
  • Winter training
  • First ride with new CX bike. It was fun but I was a bit optimistic about the trail condition
  • Merry Christmas!
  • Spring is upon us (kind of)
  • Road to heaven
  • This area is called 'Vallée Verte'. Obviously, they have not delivered the green paint yet
  • I don't like riding around Lake of Geneva, so I just cross it
  • Missing the #ingamba crew, we had such a good time in #chianti
  • Some serious heels for Miss Maglia Rosa in Napoli
  • Climbing the Corniche under a moody sky
  • Climbing Vesuvius at the Giro start
  • Lunch ride: to the snow and back
  • Lunch ride
  • Look boyfriend, no hands!
  • When your Garmin turns white on black on your evening ride, you know you're in trouble #nolights #justmadeit
  • Shaking the legs after a long flight home
  • Climbing la Corniche, just missing some cyclists in this shot
  • I got home just before the storm
  • First ride of the Lavaux Business Cycle Club
  • Early morning commute in Vevey
  • Lunch ride
  • Col de Joux Plane is a beautiful monster
  • Bumped into the Giro della Valle d'Aosta while riding near Châtel. Did this race 20 years ago!
  • Lunch ride with a view
  • Mountain bike exploration
  • Tank empty. Trying to refuel before the last climb that will take me home
  • Made it! Just in time to snap this beauty
  • A storm brewing on Lac Léman
  • Local mountain pass changed name for a Western style festival over the week end!
  • The climb to Morcles features 29 numbered switchbacks for an average slope of 11.2% over 6.2km
  • Early morning Col de la Croix with @fredericmagne. Best commute in the world with a trackie who can climb
  • Just finished a big ride in Valle d'Aosta. Now on to pasta, vino e limoncello
  • Top of Col du Petit Saint-Bernard
  • Col du Petit Saint Bernard
  • Morning commute: the moment when the sun comes out
  • Mountain biking past an old chalet in Villars, Switzerland
  • View from the cockpit: snow on the peaks, cold morning commute
  • Switchback beauty on a sunny lunch ride
  • Riding towards the Jura mountains
  • Mooooove out of my way
  • Autumn ride
  • We found snow
  • Sunset ride in Provence. Feels like summer
  • Traffic congestion in paradise - here's where Swiss people spend their week ends
  • Getting to the top of Croix des Chaux above Gryon, Switzerland just before sunset
  • Fun night at the velodrome with friends, well done @fredhouille for killing it in the flying lap
  • Skiing in the trees
  • Lunchtime exploration with the cross bike
  • Night ski race, the best way to end a big day at work
  • Blue sky welcomed our last minute decision to move our 4 day XC skiing adventure from Jura to Valle d'Aosta
  • Powder skate skiing
  • Heading to Alpe La Servaz on day 3 of our XC skiing adventure in Valle d'Aosta
  • This is as much visibility as I got today #selfie #powderday
  • Lunch ride with a view
  • Today's lunchtime challenge: climbing a super steep road up in the Aigle vineyards. Done!
  • Early morning powder, couldn't resist before going to work
  • White world
  • Great conditions for cross country skiing today
  • If Torres del Paine is indeed the 8th wonder of the world, Lavaux might be the 9th. Good to be home
  • On day 7, we watched the sun rise on the 8th wonder of the world
  • I went for a ride, just to feel the sun on my face
  • Spring ride
  • Back into climbing mode
  • Lago Nordenskjold, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
  • Feeling like this after a great week of networking in Belek. Thank you @saconvention, see you next year! #sac2014
  • First 2014 after work ride of the Lavaux Business Cycle Club. I took @jeromebailly on my secret roads. Secret means steep, and he does not hate me. Yet.
  • Happy birthday @jeromebailly, hope you recovered from yesterday's windy ride in beautiful #lavaux
  • Golden hour ride in the vineyards
  • Who needs a recovery ride when there is a hill to climb
  • The Bike Thursday night ride hosted by Lillie
  • Proud to ride like a girl
  • It was windy and cold but hey, we rode bikes
  • Wednesday World Championships with @thebikelausanne
  • Well done Sophie at the @thebikelausanne Thursday night ride hosted by Lillie
  • Awesome ride with Brad and first time up Col de la Croix this year
  • Switchback porn for lunch
  • Got caught by the World Cycling Center boys on my lunch ride. Where is the next Chris Froome?
  • After Australia and China, back on the quiet Swiss roads
  • Lunchtime exploration on the road bike, found some new gems
  • Early morning start to try and beat the heat. It was a hard day
  • This is what a recovery ride looks like in the Alps. Thanks @cycleswissalps for dragging me up there on the mountain bike
  • I love long summer evenings
  • Evening ride by the lake
  • Today I paid my annual tribute to my favorite climb in the world
  • Hello from the beautiful #Dolomites . Here for the @maratonadolomites with the @brevet team
  • Lillie starting Sella Ronda loop with @brevet
  • No rain today! Celebrating with a ride on the cross bike
  • Evening ride in our new secret spot
  • One of the highlights of today's ride. More later, if I make it up the climb home
  • A brief respite between tight switchbacks on the way to Finhaut
  • Commuting into the fog
  • Better weather for tonight's commute
  • Today's ride. And it was all planned. Stay tuned for more. Much more
  • Abondance adventure, part 1: how to get from Torgon to Chapelle
  • A steep section of the road out of Plan de Croix
  • Sunset mountain bike ride
  • Gave it all
  • No KOM this time
  • Enjoying a rare moment of sun
  • Thursday gravel ride at @thebikelausanne hosted by @cyclingheidi
  • The last Thursday night ride with @thebikelausanne hosted by @cyclingheidi
  • Room 51
  • Exploring #vscocam
  • "Putain, boyfriend!" were @cyclingheidi 's first words after she finished what I described as a fun, not so steep shortcut on our way back home. And now we're 1-2 on the @stravacycling segment
  • Evening spin above the clouds
  • My last Thursday night ride of the year with @thebikelausanne and @cyclingheidi
  • Quick spin with the cross bike
  • Sunset ride on the fantastic roads of Chongli with Tour of Beijing race doctor Mike Wong
  • @teamgiantshimano training on the roads of Chongli before the Tour of Beijing
  • Early morning ride in beautiful autumn colors before the start of Tour of Beijing stage 3
  • Congrats to Karsten Kroon, crowned 'Panda of the Mountain' at the Tour of Beijing
  • Lunch ride, the sun is back after the first snow storm of the season
  • Starting to enjoy mountain biking
  • Enjoying the last seconds of an amazing Indian summer
  • Lunch ride with the cross bike
  • Red Bull Velodux
  • Sunday hike above Villars-sur-Ollon
  • Not enough snow to ski, but not too much to ride
  • South wind today means sunny and warm high up and foggy in the valley
  • Icy lunch ride
  • Getting wintery
  • Trail run in the sun
  • I am ready to switch!
  • Still not enough snow to ski, but a good run in the powder
  • Coffee break before heading back with a mighty tailwind
  • Winter ride
  • The beauty of riding at Christmas time: you can have a tree shaped cookie instead of an energy bar
  • Pecan pie for Christmas, thanks @cyclingheidi
  • Two days ago we celebrated the late arrival of snow in the Swiss Alps with an epic ski from Ollon (446m) to Grand Chamossaire (2116m)
  • Last ski of 2014 in Aeschi, a wonderful area above Thunersee. Now on to party with @danpatitucci and @janinepatitucci. See you on the other side!
  • Great background for a hard workout on Col de la Croix with AJ
  • Best of 2014: @cyclingheidi on the road to Col de la Croix from @diablerets
  • Welcome break on the climb home on my first long ride of the year. It is still so warm...
  • Good effort
  • Cold one
  • Great to finally meet my @stravacycling nemesis Tom for a ski tour in @villarsgryon . We have a nice little community of outdoor athletes here and I wish we could hang out together more often
  • Just in case you were wondering... There IS powder in @villarsgryon
  • La Brévine is the coldest place in Switzerland with -41.8C recorded a few years ago. And they are proud of it! We had an awesome time cross country skiing there with @cyclingheidi and @fredhouille
  • A Swiss With A Pulse, winter version
  • SMILWYB: Skinny Men In Lycra With Yellow Boots
  • Working under the fog and thinking of a great XC skiing day with @glonford last week
  • Para-Nordic skiers were amazing at the #Gommerlauf
  • Like this picture? Vote for it on, scroll down and like it. Thanks @myvaud for selecting it!
  • Still not sure about this #fatbike thing... What do you think?
  • Early morning skin to the Grand Chamossaire to start the day
  • Welcome break on a windy ride
  • Day 1 of our Transcontinental Race recce took us from Dole to Vienne over 225km of quiet roads, with a nice tailwind
  • Transcontinental Race recce day 2: 208km from Vienne to Carpentras. We made it to the lavender fields
  • After finishing the TCR recce in Bédouin at the foot of the Mont Ventoux, I headed to Aix-en-Provence via the Gorges de la Nesque, a true hidden gem
  • Instead of catching a train home, I decided to keep riding. 212km in the sun through Manosque, Sisteron and over the Col de la Croix Haute. What's next?
  • Today's view from the #aswap office
  • It's been either raining or snowing this week so I was glad to go for a long ride in ideal spring weather today
  • About to race my first time trial in years and it is pissing rain. At least I have a cool soundtrack for my warm up