Stage 1

Monday April 17 2023 - Rattenberg to Alpbach - 127.5 km Mtn Finish

After a short transfer out of Rattenberg, the route winds along the gentle slopes of the Inn river valley, following a wide course to be repeated twice. Therefore, the first 75 km do not feature any significant challenge regarding the elevation gain, while the course completely turns around in the last 50 km. A first demanding rather than long ascent towards the first KOM of Brandenberg, followed by the climb towards Reith, pave the way for the final 15 km.

The ascent to the Kerschbaumer Sattel boasts several sections with double-digit gradients, and due to the narrow road surface, it will be very important to be in the front of the peloton from the beginning. The descent might not be very fast, but it can still be selective, given the narrow road and the many bends. Finally, after a very short flat section, the last 4.5 kilometres climb again, with steeper gradients in the final kilometre.