5500 metres altitude. 238 kilometres. Tackling the Ötztal Cycle Marathon in Sölden means exploding your limits. Long-time legend and lifetime goal among the cycling scene, this event demands it all. Determination. Performance. And passion.
Whether it is as a feverish participant or jubilant fan – the Ötztal Cycle Marathon is an event which enjoys cult status and tradition. The conditions are much like the scenery itself – challenging and beyond comparison. When snow falls on the Timmelsjoch and the sun shines at the bottom of the valley, the Ötztal Cycle Marathon has many guises. The loveliest features are the winners here. It is not just about minutes and seconds. What counts here is where you have been equal to challenge and mastered the route.
Recap of the legendary Ötztal cycling marathon (Ötztaler Radmarathon). Finally the time had come again: more than 2,751 participants from 32 nations pushed themselves to their limits in this spectacular cross-border race, with 5,500 meters cumulative elevation gain and a total length of 238 kilometers.
“I have a dream” is the motto of the Ötztal Cycling Marathon. Dutchman Johnny Hoogerland made his dream of victory come true on Sunday, August 29, at the 40th Ötztal Cycling Marathon. He won the race, ahead of Hans-Jörg Leopold from Carinthia and Mattia De Marchi from Italy. The fastest woman was Christina Rausch from Germany, who has triumphed in 2019 as well.