Three Peaks Bike Race is an unsupported bike packing race across the Dolomites and the Alps.
The race Starts in Vienna at Schönbrunn Palace.
Finish is in Nice - France!
The ultra cyclist veterans Vincent Mühlethaler and Michael Wacker designed a new race format for your racecalender. From their experience in The Transcontinental Race and the Trans Am Bike Race they developed the concept of a short bike packing race as an addition to the bigger races. Not everybody seems ready, so better test yourself first!
This race is designed for riders who wanna start into self supported bike racing or for experienced racers who wanna test themselfs in race conditions before their main event in the season kicks off.
Distance of the Race is around 1600km which makes it possible to finish it in under a week.
Also important was the concept of a compact route layout and locations which are easy to go to and easy to leave from.
The route concept is that you have to plan your own one along the 3Peaks, but we are aware of the fact that newcomers maybe need advise in routeplanning. If so, please get in touch!
1. Riders must complete the full course from start to finish on a self planed route with in between 3 mountain Peaks.
2. Riders must be fully self-supported.
3. No Drafting at any time.
4. Riders must follow the local laws at any time.
5. All bikes have to pass a check up before the start.
6. Riders are required to use a provided GPS Tracker if they want to be ranked in the general classification.
7. No prize money.
Three Peaks Bike Race leads you across the most beautiful landscape in Europe.
At the same time its maybe the most challenging terrain too.
Ride to the next Peak of the Race over another big mountain or take the longer flat way around.
It`s all up to you!
Start is in Vienna - Schönbrunn Palace.
You have to ride on a self planed cyclingroute along three high Mountain Peaks all the way to the finish in Nice.
Peaks of the Race
Peaks will be announced in October 2018
Finish - Nice
Your adventure ends in Nice at the Promenade des Anglais. Its a good spot to relax or even keep on travelling if you want this. And of course you can also find Gelato everywhere.
And if you just want to go home its infrastructure and location will allow that really fast.
Registration for 2019 opens November 2018!
Infos coming soon!
Riders 2019 Solo
Three Peaks Bike Race 2018 Passo Giau, Furkapass, Col de Galibier
Samuel Thompson, United Kingdom // 4D // 22H // 20M
Tomáš Zaplatílek, Czech Republic // 5D // 8H // 47M
Thomas Ettema, Netherlands // 5D // 22H // 32M
Patrick Tschellnig, Austria // 5D // 23H // 49M
Jan Kostaa, Slovakia // 6D // 15H // 47M
Bernd Schleicher, Germany // 6D // 17H // 52M
Torsten Frank, Germany // 7D // 1H // 52M
Sergio Caldarelli, Italy // 7D // 5H // 4M
Nicolas Meunier, France // 7D // 19H // 57M
Marco Nowak, Austria // dnf
Jakub Kopecky, Czech Republic // dnf
Michal Stefkovic, Slovakia // dnf
Sean Wightman, United Kingdom // dns
Stanislas Meunier, France // dns
Matteo Massimiliano Messina, Italy // dns
Regardless of your route you are going to be crossing many passes, being in the dolomites or the alps, the highest ones above 2500m. So there is a few things you need to be prepared for:
Weather can be changing very quickly and temperatures dropping down to single digit in a couple of hours. Exhaustion can amplify the cold factor, especially when riding at night. Pack additional clothing as appropriate (warm gear, muff, leggings, gloves, wind-stopper gilet, waterproof windbreaker…)
Sun at those altitudes can be scorching hot. Make sure to pack a cap and sun cream.
Above 2000m it is not unusual to feel more fatigued due to relative hypoxia and muscle exhaustion. Always listen to you body.
Behind every pass and climb there is a descent. Riding fast downhill in the wilderness might bring extra danger, such as fallen rocks, animals.
Always be prepared for the unexpected and remember to also enjoy the landscape you will be ‘cruising’ through.