Adventure Bike Racing presents:
3Peaks Bike Race 2019

About

Three Peaks Bike Race is an unsupported bike packing race over three major mountain passes!

The race Starts in Vienna at Schönbrunn Palace on July 20th 2019.

Finish line 2019 is in Barcelona - Spain!

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!

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 in 2019 is around 2000km which makes it possible to finish it in around 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!

Rules

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.

Route

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 directly 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 planned cyclingroute along three high Mountain Peaks all the way to the finish in Barcelona.


Peak 1 - Stelvio Pass

Peak 2 - Colle delle Finestre

Peak 3 - Arcalis Ordino



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Start - Vienna

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Finish 2019 - Barcelona

Your adventure ends in Barcelona at the Arc de Triomf.
Its a good spot to relax or even keep on travelling if you want this. And of course you can also find Gelato everywhere.

If you just want to go home its infrastructure and location will allow that really fast.



Register 2019


When and How much is the Registration?

Early Bird Registration!

Early Bird Registration opens December, 1st 2018 and closes December, 30th 2018

Fee for Early Bird Registration Solo category is 135 Euro.

Fee for Early Bird Registration Pair category is 120 Euro.

For the pair category both riders have to register and pay. Please tell us your riding partner.

Late Registration if not sold out!

Late Registration opens March, 9th 2019 and closes March 24th 2019

Fee for Late Registration Solo category is 155 Euro.

Fee for Late Registration Pair category is 140 Euro.

For the pair category both riders have to register and pay. Please tell us your riding partner.

Limited rider field of 90! First come - first served!


What you get for the fee:

Tracking device for the duration of the event!
In case you want to use your own spot tracker we will refund 40,- Euros!

Official race cap

Pictures we make during the event (can`t guarantee we have yours but we will try)

Finisher picture and beer!

Publishing individual times on our website.

Refund policy:
65,-Euro refund until May, 15th 2019
After May 15th 2019 no refund!

Riders 2019
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Three Peaks Bike Race 2018
Passo Giau, Furkapass, Col de Galibier

Solo

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

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Tips

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.