Saturday, July 18, 2009

Jeantex Bike Transalp 2009

The official race start of the twelfth Jeantex Bike Transalp powered by Nissan will take place tomorrow in Reith im Alpbachtal, Austria. For the first time in the history of the Jeantex Bike Transalp powered by Nissan, a stage of the world’s hardest mountain bike stage race had to be cancelled. Due to the bad weather conditions with heavy rainfall in the start town Mittenwald and partly snowfall in higher altitudes with already 0 °C at the Karwendelhaus a safe run of the course to Reith im Alpbachtal could not be guaranteed. For all participating teams, a shuttle service to Reith im Alpbachtal will be organised.
The Transalp Challenge will take place from July 18th till 25th 2009. More than 600 kilometers and a vertical gain of 22,164 metres are to accomplish on the way from Mittenwald in Germany to Riva del Garda in Italy. 550 teams of two participants each will take part on the race in five categories: Women, Men, Mixed, Master Men and Grand Master Men.
The Jeantex Bike Transalp route leads through the most beautiful mountain ranges of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy:
  • Stage 1: Mittenwald - Reith im Alpbachtal (cancelled)
  • Stage 2: Reith im Alpbachtal - Mayrhofen
  • Stage 3: Mayrhofen - Brixen
  • Stage 4: Brixen - St. Christina
  • Stage 5: St. Christina - Sarnthein
  • Stage 6: Sarnthein - Kaltern
  • Stage 7: Kaltern - Andalo
  • Stage 8: Andalo - Riva del Garda