The 2nd Upper Austria Cycling Tour takes place 9-11 October and is open to all recreational, master and amateur road cyclists for 3 days of racing over 3 challenging stages.

Participants will be timed daily with overall winners determined by total time across all 3 stages.  On completely closed roads, the stages vary between 14 and 60 kilometres and cover a total of 137 kilometres with 2110 metres vertical.

Starting and finishing each stage in charming Austrian villages, participants will ride through the stunning autumn landscape of Upper Austria, including the communities of Gallspach, Altenhof-Haag am Hausruck, Bad Hall, Schärding and Schwanenstadt.

Total prize money is 1,600 euros with equal payouts for women and men.  The Upper Austria Cycling Tour also awards leader jerseys after each stage. Race leaders based on time receive a yellow jersey for men and pink for women, while points leaders receive green for men and blue for women.  In addition to the overall classification, U30, U40, U50 and Ü60 age categories for women and men will be scored.

Women’s and men’s team competition will also take place with teams consisting of at least 3 and a maximum of 4 starters.

Only a two hour drive from Vienna, Salzburg or Munich, the first stage begins in Rainbach im Innkreis on 9 October with a 60.8km road race including 1000m climbing.  Stage 2 rolls out 10 October from Schwanenstadt, covering 62.4km with 850m vertical.  The final stage is a “race of truth”, a 14km time trial in Schärding on 11 October.

Registration opens 3 August and participation is limited due to COVID-19 measures.

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