The 41st Ötztal Radmarathon will take place in Austria on 22 August for 4000 cyclists eager to ride the most demanding amateur event in the Alps.

The route leads over 227 kilometers from Sölden over four Alpine passes (Kühtai, Brenner-, Jaufenpass and Timmelsjoch) to South Tyrol and back again. An incredible 5,500 meters of climbing (and descending) will challenge all riders, no matter their skills level.

As an added bonus this year, on the Friday eve before the radmarathon the organizer will offer 200 lucky riders an opportunity to participate in the Ötztal Prologue.

Last run in 2019, the prologue will start at 15:00 as a mountain time trial of 1.1 kilometers in length with 105 meters of climbing from the Freizeit Arena Sölden to the Granbichl barrier.

Entry is on a first come, first serve basis and requires a 20 euro donation that will go to a good cause – supporting needy families in the Tyrol region.

The fastest three women and men will win trophy cups and non-cash prizes. More importantly though, the fastest 16 women and men will earn the right to start in the front pens at the 41st Ötztaler Radmarathon on Sunday.

Starting in the front pens at Ötztaler is only a dream for most participants, this is a chance to actually make it happen…

Ötztaler Radmarathon information HERE.

Photos: Ötztaler Radmarathon