Jens Voigt rides through the night and snow for Everest charity challenge

The former pro rode 100 times up a climb west of Berlin to gain the altitude of Everest

(Image credit: Jens Voigt/Twitter)

Former German professional Jens Voigt rode through Berlin's night and snowy conditions, climbing and descending the Teufelsberg in his Everest Challenge to reach over 8848 metres and raise €25,000 for cancer sufferers.

Voigt, who set the Hour Record before retiring in September 2014, began the Everest Challenge on Monday at noon.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.