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TOUR Transalp 2017

TOUR Transalp

June 24 - June 30 2018
Sonthofen, Germany
 
 
 

The most fascinating and spectacular amateur stage race across Europe!

Spectacular trails, stunning passes, well-known stage locations, professional event structure and participants from over 30 countries making this event a unique and unforgettable experience.

In the last 14 years the TOUR Transalp has developed to one of the most famous and best known bicycle event for teams of two persons. The fascinating alpine crossing is the absolute highlight for every amateur racing cyclist and provides an ideal communication platform for media and sponsors.

From June 25th to July 1st 2017 - 1.000 cyclists will start again at the most important bicycle event for everybody in Europe. In seven day stages from germany across the Austrian and Italian alpines and ends at Lake Garda.

TOUR Transalp 2017

 
Routes: 7 stages
Difficulty of Greatest Route: E - Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb
Entry Limit: 1000 riders
 
Start Times / Itinerary

This is an example for the daily routine of the TOUR Transalp:

06:00 am to 07:30 am – breakfast in the camp

06:30 am to 07:30 am – bags of the hotel and camp guests are handed over

Bags, hotel guests
The bags must be handed over at the hotel reception at the latest by 07:00 am.
Bags, camp guests
Camp guests bring their bags directly at the collection point in front of the respective camp from 06:30 am to 07:30 am.
07:00 am to 08:30 am – Handing out the bikes at the bike park

The starting number of the participant-ID must be identical with the starting number of the bike or otherwise the bike will not be handed out. The small “issuance slip” given on the previous evening must be shown!
08:15 am – Beginning of the starting lineup

Starting lineup
The lineup is 45 minutes before the official starting time, usually from 08:15 am on.
08:45 am – briefing about the daily stage

09:00 am – Stage start

Starting times
The start is normally at 09:00 am.
Starting blocks
On Sunday, the lineup is created according to the starting number! From the second stage on, the starting blocks are created according to the overall standings.
12:00 pm – Arrival of the fastest at the finishing line

Arrival at the finishing line
The arrival at the finishing line is normally from 12:00 pm on. The maximal finishing time is normally around 05:00 pm. Under special circumstances such as, for instance, bad weather conditions, the maximal finishing time can be extended.
Catering at the finishing line
All stage towns offer drinks and food for the stage participants at the finishing line.
Finishing EXPO area
The EXPO area is directly in the starting area/finishing area of each stage town. All sponsors and partners of the event will present themselves here. Furthermore, there will be again an info stand near the TOUR stand. You can get here all the important information about the event such as, for instance, site maps, information about the infrastructure, the shuttles etc.
Results
You will find a regularly updated results bulletin on the results board in the starting area/finishing area ca. 30 minutes after the first finish. A limited number of results lists can be picked up at the pasta party.
01:00 pm to 08:00 pm – Bike pick up at the bike park

The “issuance slip” must be kept for the handing out of the bikes on the next day.
05:00 pm – maximal finishing time

06:00 pm – Pasta party

07:00 pm – Award ceremony, stages briefing, images and videos of the day

Pasta party & award ceremony
At 06:00 pm the pasta party starts for all race participants. The topics during the pasta party are: address of welcome by representatives of the stage town, award ceremony for the best cyclists on the respective day, images of the day etc.
09:00 pm – end of the daily agenda

Costs

Entry fee in general:               895 € / p. person

Entry fee U-23 riders*:           695 € / p. person

Only teams consisting of two (2) eligible participants are eligible to participate. There are 5 different categories in the overall rankings ("Categories"): Men, Women, Mixed (Teams consisting of one male and one female participant), Masters (Men; the sum total of the ages of both participants must be 80 years and over), Grand Masters (Men; the sum total of the ages of both participants must be 100 years and over).

What's Included?

Roadway support system on the entire route
Start number set
Professional timekeeping by way of transponders
Precise roadbook incl. complete set of maps
Professional daily evening event (Pasta-Party) with dinner
Free catering per stage (fruits, sports drinks etc.) on at least 2 catering points on the route and another in the finish
Technical services along the course and in the Finish area (spare parts have to be paid for)
Big luggage bag
Luggage transport service to the hotels, to indicated gathering places or to the Transalp-Camp
Transportation of day bags from the start to the finish area
Medical support before, during and after every stage
Free parking on local parking lots for the during the whole event period
High-quality finisher jersey,- medal, and –certificate (for official finishers)
EXPO area in every stage location 

Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Photos
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Downloadable GPS files
Post Ride Shower
Finish Line Chute
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Pre Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Event Size
2,000 – 4,999
 
Start Address: Sonthofen, Germany
 
 
 
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