Austria is home to several incredibly tough gran fondos, or as German and Austrian riders call them radmarathons. Tucked high away in the Allgäu Alps in the Austrian state of Tyrol is the beautiful Tannheimer Tal valley, host to the Radmarathon Tannheimer Tal.
Nicknamed “Beauty and the Beast,” the event is 220km long with 3500m of climbing that takes riders through awe-inspiring Austrian storybook landscapes. This year 550 riders rode through sunshine, pouring rain, gravel segments and many, many climbs to reach the finish.
After 6 hours of racing Dominic Aigner of Germany distanced himself from the front group and finished 1st in 6:16:55, while Thomas Hölzler and Valentin Kegreiß finished 2nd and 3rd respectively a few minutes later.
Magdalena Weigl finished 1st in the women’s category (66th overall) in 7:21:06, with Helen Wiehr and Bianca Somavilla rounding out the podium.
Below are some of the best photos from Radmarathon Tannheimer Tall ©Rolf Mark/Radmarathon Tannheimer Tal.
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GRAN FONDO CALENDAR EUROPE here
GRAN FONDO CALENDAR UK GREAT BRITAIN here