Europe’s biggest gran fondo stage race for amateur road cyclists will not take place as planned 20-26 June. Due to the current challenging pandemic conditions, the organizers have decided to postpone the 18th edition of the TOUR Transalp to 26 September – 2 October 2021.
With over 1000 participants traveling from 30 different countries, event manager Linda Schroeder announced after close consultations with the Italian stage locations and consideration of all regulatory requirements, “We have come to the conclusion that holding the event in the autumn is much safer and therefore the right decision.”
Schroeder is very confident that TOUR Transalp will run on the new date under much better conditions and with less official requirements and entry restrictions for the participants.
The week-long 2021 TOUR Transalp will stick to the originally planned route with a mix of world-famous passes and lesser-known pastoral Italian roads. For the first time in the TOUR Transalp history, the race will start in Brunico in South Tyrol, ending once more near Lake Garda in the Italian Arco after 781 kilometres, 17790 metres of altitude and 18 Grand Tour worthy passes.
Each year amateur cyclists ride TOUR Transalp to experience the thrills (and suffering) or pro-style stage racing for seven days, in teams of two or solo. The 999 Euro entry fee includes professional time keeping, luggage service, motorcycle marshals, rescue team, catering on the road and at the finish, technical bike service, finisher jersey, medal and more.
TOUR Transalp registration and event details are available here.
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