Last year’s overall winners Marcel Wyss and Janine Meyer, both ex-pro riders, returned to the top podium step once again at the RiderMan 3-stage gran fondo race in the beautiful southwestern Black Forest region of Germany last weekend.
After 237 kilometers of racing, some in pouring cold rain, and winning two out of three stages, the Swiss rider Wyss was the overall general classification winner with a time of 5:42:53. German Simon Betz (5:46:27) finished second and 2022 UCI Gran Fondo World Champion Stefen Kirchmair (5:47:44) from neighboring Austria was third.
After a dominating win at the 2022 Haute Route Alps in August, the German Meyer once again showcased her best form, winning two of three stages and finishing overall in 6:17:36, over 15 minutes ahead of Fabienne Tinguely (6:35:46) of Switzerland and 25 minutes up on German Juliane Matzke (6:42:17).
Over 600 cyclists participated in the gran fondo stage race hosted by the town of Bad Dürrheim. The 2023 RideMan will take place 22-24 September.
Complete RiderMan results below: