The weeklong TOUR Transalp gran fondo organiser has announced the route for 2022 – with a few short surprise, including 200 fewer kilometres and over 2000 metres less climbing.
But shorter does not mean easier, not by any stretch of the imagination.
In fact, the route is a hell of a route. With over 600 kilometres of Italian Alpine roads jam-packed with climbing – almost 16,000 metres in total – it will live up to its 20 year legend of being Europe’s most “Epic” gran fondo stage race. That averages out to riding 600 continuous kilometres up a steady 2.7% gradient!
TOUR Transalp 2022 leaves from Reschensee in South Tyrol, Italy on 19 June and finishes at Arco on Lake Garda on 25 June without wasting a single kilometer soft pedaling. Each day will be filled with postcard landscapes and concentrated climbing, lots and lots of climbing up storied passes filled with Tour de France and Giro d’Italia lore.
Riders have the option of competing in teams of two (duo) or solo, with GC leader jerseys awarded daily.
2022 TOUR Transalp 609km 15,864m
Stage 1 Reschensee – Zernez 77km 1484m
Stage 2 Zernez – Bormio 101km 2758m
Stage 3 Bormio – Livigno 48km 1771m
Stage 4 Livigno – Aprica 107km 2441m
Stage 5 Aprica – Castione 93km 2695m
Stage 6 Castione – Valle del Chiese 97km 2753m
Stage 7 Valle del Chiese – Arco 81km 1962m
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