Three Peaks Bike Race is an unsupported bike packing race over three major mountain passes!

The race Starts in Vienna at Schönbrunn Palace on July 10th 2021.

Finish line 2021 is in Barcelona – Spain!

Official finish closes on. July 21st 2021.

The ultra cyclist veterans Vincent Mühlethaler and Michael Wacker designed a new race format for your racecalender. From their experience in The Transcontinental Race and the Trans Am Bike Race they developed the concept of a short bike packing race as an addition to the bigger races!

This race is designed for riders who wanna start into self supported bike racing or for experienced racers who wanna test themselfs in race conditions before their main event in the season kicks off.

Distance of the Race in 2021 is around 2450km which makes it possible to finish it in around a week.

Also important was the concept of a compact route layout and locations which are easy to go to and easy to leave from.

The route concept is that you have to plan your own one along the Three Peaks!


1. Riders must complete the full course from start to finish on a self planed route with in between 3 mountain Peaks.

2. Riders must be fully self-supported.

3. No Drafting at any time.

4. Riders must follow the local laws at any time.

5. All bikes have to pass a check up before the start.

6. Riders are required to use a provided GPS Tracker if they want to be ranked in the general classification.

7. No prize money.

ROUTE 2021

Three Peaks Bike Race leads you across the most beautiful landscape in Europe.
At the same time its maybe the most challenging terrain too.

You have to ride on a self planned cyclingroute along three high Mountain Peaks all the way to the finish in Barcelona.

Ride directly to the next Peak over another mountain or take the longer flat way around. That is up to you!

Mandatory checkpoints 2021:

Start parcour out of Vienna

Peak 1 – Mangart Saddle (Parcour)

Peak 2 – Grosse Scheidegg – Männlichen (46.617936, 7.938291)

Peak 3 – Col du Tourmalet (Parcour – you can choose the direction)

Finish parcour Montserrat – Barcelona

Start - Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace will be the start point of the event. It is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historical monuments in the country. And it looks good on pictures!


PEAK 2 - Grosse Scheidegg / Männlichen

PEAK 3 - Col du Tourmalet

FINISH - Barcelona

Your adventure ends in Barcelona!
Its a good spot to relax or even keep on travelling if you want this. And of course you can also find Gelato everywhere.

If you just want to go home its infrastructure and location will allow that really fast.


some impressions from 2018 – 2020



When and How much is the Registration?

Registration opens September1st!

Early Bird Registration!

Early Bird Registration closes December, 30th 2020 
Fee for Early Bird Registration Solo and Pair category is 205 Euro.

For the pair category both riders have to register and pay. Please tell us your riding partner.


Late Registration if not sold out!

Late Registration closes June 1st 2020

Fee for Late Registration Solo and Pair category is 235 Euro.

For the pair category both riders have to register and pay. Please tell us your riding partner.


What you get for the fee:

Tracking device for the duration of the event!
In case you want to use your own spot tracker we will refund 15,- Euros!

Official race cap

Pictures we make during the event (can`t guarantee we have yours but we will try)

Finisher picture and beer!

Publishing individual times on our website.


Refund policy:

105,-Euro refund until January, 1st 2021
After January, 1st 2021 no refund!

Use the EVENT SIGN UP in the top menu if you already have an Adventure Bike Racing Account!
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Companies please get in touch if you want to support us or the riders!

RiderS 2021




Find someone who looks at you like I do at my yummy Magnum.
This is one of my favorite shots that nils_laengner took during #tpbr2020 adventurebikeracing

I just look like a little child. Really appreciating the little things - such as ice cream on a 37°C hot day during a looong sweaty ride. Amen. A short moment in heaven.

#diverge #specializeddiverge
#bikepacking #fearlessfemalecyclist

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adventurebikeracing 's #threepeaksbikerace was my first time racing with no set route. I trusted komoot 's route planner to take me from Vienna to Nice, making sure I would stay away from busy roads and keep my rubber on tarmac. It was fast and hassle-free and I ended up with a clean, efficient route that helped me secure the 2nd place.
I have put together a collection of the ride. Feel free to check it out ➡ Link in bio

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On my way to Col du Sanetsch nils_laengner took this photo of me while I was starting the climb near Sion. No matter how hard it felt sometimes, I always tried to see the beauty in my surroundings - such as this morning calmness in a little Swiss village.
#TPBR2020 #tpbr #iamspecialized
specializedde iamspecialized_wmn

#bikepacking #threepeaksbikerace #diverge

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The first day is in the box, 237 km and 2000 hm+. The race plan said 150 km, but with a starry night and perfect weather conditions, I still could not restrain the competition gene ...
Today's lesson: When planning a route, the shortest shortcut is not always the best. The only major increase of the day was thus up to 17%. It's neither my legs nor the bike's gearing created for.
📸 adventurebikeracing 🙏

#viennatonice #tpbr2020 #threepeaksbikerace #tpbr202cap27 #endurancebiking #bikepacking #acrossthealps #roadcyling #bikewander #bikerace #bikewanderer #cycling #endurancecycling #endurance #exploring #adventure #bikelife #instacycling #bikeride #multidayrace #landscape #mountains #alps

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#Repost niklasmux
• • • • • •
Koblenz, Germany

KM: 2030
ASCENT: 31000m

Langsam wird es ernst und die Anspannung steigt.
Samstag geht's los! Einmal über die Alpen 🚲

apidura race series Frame, saddle bag, lightweight backpack

van_rysel Racer jersey, arm and legwarmers, windbreaker, gloves, socks,
rapha Brevet baselayer
triban_road cargo bibshort
simondchamonix alpinism light jacket
evadict_trail rain jacket and pants
hjcsports isadoreapparel helmet

wahoofitnessofficial Element bolt
Ravemen pr1200 light
lezyneofficial Stripe pro 300

#tpbr2020 #tpbrcap60 #tpbr #threepeaksbikerace #ultracycling #endurance #anadventureaday #ridevanrysel #decathlon decathlondeutschland #viennatonice2020 #roadbike #roadcycling #alpen #transalp #wahooligan #bikepacking #bikepackinggear

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Camaraderie is a big part of our sport. It's in its DNA almost. You don't need to have antagonistic feelings towards your competitors to best them. In fact they are your allies because they're the one who inspire you to push further and find out where your limits are.
I was very touched that after a breathtaking performance that took everything out of him ubartholmoes came back to the finish line to congratulate me. This kind of behavior embodies the spirit of bikepacking and makes me love this sport and this community even more.
📸 evanoui.cc
#tpbr2020 #threepeaksbikerace

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Three peaks bike race flash back.
After a short night in a messy hut close to the street, I got prepared to start in the early morning hours, moon was still shining. Eyes tired as always.
Photo: nils_laengner
#threepeaksbikerace #tpbr2020

#morningroutine #roadmagic

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Today's figures: 2000 - or thousand thousand thanks.

It is completely overwhelming with the support and encouragement I have received because of this little ego project. It's a bit of a cliché, of course, but your response simply means the world when you sit out there on the bike and feel so bad about yourself. When I in a frenzy moment sign up for such a race, it is the dream and the challenge for myself and only me that are the decisive reasons. But when you also choose to share it with everyone on social media, then of course there is a lot of 'see me, see me', but from experience I also know how much it means when you are most pressured physically and mentally .
So therefore - thousand thousand thanks for the help.
2000 is also the km number landed on when I arrived here in Nice after 7 days 23 hours and something ...

It's been a great day. I packed the tent and left at 5.15. I met several of the other participants on the route and cafes, and it quickly became clear that we were all suffering. The day offered i.a. at the Gorges du Verdon. Absolutely amazing area. At 11 o'clock the competition started. Now I could not hold it back. I knew that the others around me were suffering more than me, and at the same time it thought that if I put full speed on, I might be able to avoid the time of 8 days and something.
Fairly insane to start racing after 7 days but managed to stay focused and push myself to put the others, as well as finish on 7 day and something ...

Today's bike numbers were 188 km & 2900 hm+.

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Hiho - bikepacking racing is fun! Don’t let you tell otherwise. Even after more than 24 hours without sleep through the night from the start in Vienna and on the slopes of the effin’ steep Großglockner and showers of cold rain. Always - or at least as much as possible - keep the fun in type 1 instead of type 2 for the sun will shine again.

This is from this summers Three Peaks Bike Race. So glad it took place and we could all enjoy a sound and sensibly organized race through Europe despite this years awful circumstances. Thanks for the race and thanks for the shot adventurebikeracing 🙂🙏
#ultracycling #endurancecycling
#neverstopexploring #havenolimits
#cycletravelling #ilcicloviaggiatore
#roamtheplanet #travelingourplanet

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Tomorrow at 16.06 it starts. My biggest sporting challenge so far.
Three Peaks Bike Race - from Vienna to Nice. Approx. 2000k and on the serious side of 30000 hm+. There are 3 checkpoints on the trip, funny enough all located on top of a mountain pass or a mountain. The route from the last checkpoint (The Bald Mountain aka Mont Ventoux), and on to the finish line in Nice is fixed, but in addition it is up to the individual participant to plan their own route. A bit of a challenge when you are not exactly local. First checkpoint is the trip over the high alpine road at Grossglockner in Austria and the next is the Col de Sanetch in Switzerland.

The race is non-stop and self-supported, which means that the time first stops in Nice, and that you must not receive any free help along the way. You have to find and buy food etc. yourself. Accommodation is also provided by you. Some choose to make the trip with powernaps on the side of the road, some in a bivouac or tent and some in a hotel. I have my small lightweight tent with me, but I also think that I will use hotels in between. Powerbank and equipment need to be recharged, and I definitely need to too.

My race plan is clear - I do NOT have to race fast. For me, it's about having a great experience and hopefully making it all the way to Nice in the 9 days and 2 hours that are for the cut-off. It's an adventure I have been looking forward to for a long time - with joy and a great deal of nervousness. A lot has to go well to make it all the way. My physical shape (which no doubt could have been better), as well as knees, back, neck, feet, fingers and butt must of course be able to cope with the hardships. But the mental part is probably even more important to me. One thing is to be able to handle all the crises that will undoubtedly come, but I also anticipate the voice in the back of my mind that in the morning after 3 hours of so-so sleep in a too cold, or too hot tent, ask wondering and critical about, I really think it's SO great an idea to cycle another 250 km in the mountains again today ... I'm very excited about that part.

More text in the comments...

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...fürs aufwärmen 🙂

The same place we met us...the same time and the same shit weather like last year 😂


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#tpbr2020 #threepeaksbikerace2020 #threepeaksbikerace #adventurebikeracing ...

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Bike check and i forget my helmet at home. Therefore i bought a new helmet. Very expensive but ok.

#tpbr2020 #tpbr2020cap36 #threepeaksbikerace2020 #randonneur #schickemütze #veloheldiconx #veloheld
veloheld schickemuetze

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Ready for the train

#tpbr2020 #threepeaksbikerace2020 #tpbrcap36

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TPBR 2020

die ersten hundert Kilometer wären im Sack 🌈


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...ich sitze in Wien im Fahrradcafe Velobis und vertreibe mir die Zeit bis zum Start mit dem Lesen einer Fahrradzeitung...und worauf stoße ich...einem kleinen Artikel über die "Mutter" aller self supported bicyle races, dem TRANSCONTINENTAL RACE.

Wer einen Eindruck bekommen möchte, was für Situationen und Erlebnisse die nächsten Tage auf die Teilnehmer des TPBR zukommen wird, dem empfehle ich sehr eine doku über das TRANSCONTINENTAL > www.onboardtcrfilm.cc

es bleibt spannend 🙂

#threepeaksbikerace2020 #transcontinental

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Vienna // Großglockner – Col du Sanetsch – MT Ventoux // Nice



Ulrich Bartholmös // 3D // 23H // 23M

Sofiane Sehili // 4D // 7H // 24M *

Björn Lenhard // 4D // 9H // 27M

Théo Daniel // 4D // 18H // 18M

Adam Bialek // 4D // 20H // 57M **

Christian Englert // 4D // 23 // 56M

Daniel Nash // 5D // 0H // 49M

Stephane Ouaja // 5D // 4H // 23M ***

Andrew Phillips // 5D // 6H // 4M

Robbie Britton // 5D // 8H // 46M

Markus Zimmermann// 5D // 14H // 25M

Daniel Ehrl // 5D // 16H // 52M

Ralph Schwörer // 5D // 18H // 43M

Fanny Bensussan // 5D // 19H // 30M

Tobias Herfert // 5D // 20H // 8M

Moritz Durchdewald // 6D// 1H // 21M

Gerald Minichshofer // 6D// 6H // 16M *****

Gerhard Dashuber // 6D // 7H // 12M

Alexander Otterbach // 6D // 9H // 40M

Josef Starlinger // 6D // 11H // 21M **** 

Thomas Ceyrowsky // 6D // 14H // 54M

Angela Perini // 6D // 15H // 11M

Gernot Stenz // 6D // 15H // 17M

Dominik Zimmermann // 6D // 15H // 21M

Urs Stalder // 6D // 17H // 53M

Matthias Dusch // 6D // 22H // 21M

Werner Weisbecker // 6D // 23H // 17M

Alexander Lenz // 7D // 1H // 12M

Patrick Tschellnig // 7D // 2H // 5M ****

Pierre Devimeux // 7D // 4H // 12M

Julien Hamelin // 7D // 4H // 15M

Michael Grobe // 7D // 7H // 6M *

Jonathan McCarthy // 7D // 7H // 38M

Nicola Tomelleri // 7D // 8H // 47M

Sam Weis // 7D // 9H // 42M

Witold Bonnard // 7D // 9H // 53M

Jana Kesenheimer // 7D // 10H // 17M *** **** 

Brian Lautenschlager // 7D // 11H // 40M

Daniel Witzke // 7D // 12H // 12M

Thierry Le Dréan // 7D // 13H // 35M

Stephan Simmermacher // 7D // 13H // 58M ****

Jost Schumski // 7D // 15H // 36M ****

Stefan Moritz // 7D // 18H // 36M

Alessandro Grisotto // 7D // 19H // 31M

Bruno Varine // 7D // 20H // 3M

Tomas Dvorak // 7D // 21H // 29M

Bastian Schlaak // 7D // 22H // 29M ****

Urs Kutschera // 7D // 23H // 15M

Morten Schrøder // 7D // 23H // 43M

Kilian Hermes // 8D // 2H // 41M

Michael Billington // 8D // 2H // 54M *

Elias Betka // 8D // 5H // 3M *

Jens Becker // 8D // 6H // 22M ****

Jakub Dvorak // 8D // 7H // 27M

Torsten Frank // 8D // 7H // 53M

Andrea Polo // 8D // 8H // 5M

Marcis Martinsons // 8D // 8H // 47M

Milan Luelsdorf // 8D // 8H // 49M

Peter Lohinger // 8D // 9H // 38M * ****

Jochen Czabaun // 8D // 14H // 53M ****

Daniela Kirchner // 8D // 18H // 6M

Lionel Burri // 8D // 23H // 5M

Philippe Greif // 9D // 1H // 21M

Gerold Lehmann // 9D // 3H // 25M ****

Stefan Lachinger // 10D // 7H // 23M

Stefan Blum // 10D // 23H // 17M

Matthias Nolden // 11D // 5H // 2M

Rainer Zeller // 11D // 5H // 20M

Lisa Grützmacher // 15D // 11H // 20M

Ronny Martin // 17D // 1H // 55M

Tomáš Zaplatílek // dnf

Niklas Muxel // dnf

Koen Heselmans // dnf

David Aguirregomezcorta // dnf

Marius Federlein // dnf

Marcel Amore // dnf

Jurgita Lemesiute // dnf

Radoslaw Jasion // dnf

Federico Antonelli // dnf

Michael Adams // dnf

Philip Eglauer // dnf

Andrea Mundt // dnf

Ivan Brown // dnf

Paul Berkhout // dnf

Mike Opelt // dnf

Christoph Fuhrbach // dnf

Florian Wagner // dnf

Jürgen Mikusch // dnf

Thomas Grander // dnf


* 1H time penalty // shortcut part of a parcour

** 2H time penalty // shortcut part of a parcour

*** 3H time penalty // shortcut part of a parcour

**** 6H time penalty // use of a prohibited road

***** 6H time penalty // cut off the finish parcour


Grégoire Xavier // 6D // 0H // 6M

Daniel Rigaud // 6D // 0H // 6M


Arno Lagger 6D // 13H // 9M * ****

Stefan Tiefenthaler // dnf


Immanuel Barkholz // 6D // 23H // 46M

Fabian Wurm  // 6D // 23H // 46M


Gabi Wink  // 8D // 0H // 27M ****

Hermann Leitner // 8D // 0H // 27M ****


Alexander Kühn // 8D // 7H // 58M

Peter Thun // 8D // 7H // 58M


Gianluca Berdondini // 10D // 5H // 31M

Renato Castagnoli // 10D // 5H // 31M


Juraj Slamka // dnf

Livia Stofilova // dnf


Hans Versmissen // dnf

Jan Seurinck // dnf



* 1H time penalty // shortcut part of a parcour

**** 6H time penalty // use of a prohibited road



Vienna // Passo Stelvio – Colle delle Finestre – Arcalis Ordino // Barcelona



Xavier Pesnel, France // 4D // 23H // 22M

Carlos Mazon, Spain // 5D // 4H // 52M

Aleš Zavoral, Czech Republic // 5D // 22H // 37M

Alberto Vaghi, Italy // 6D // 2H // 46M

Tomáš Zaplatílek, Czech Republic // 6D // 4H // 14M

Andreas Hauser, Austria // 6D // 7H // 45M

 Andrej Zaman, Slovenia // 6D // 8H // 31M

Daan Marsman, Netherland // 6D // 9H // 32M

Simon Sramek, Austria // 6D // 10H // 21M

Gilles Rodier, France // 6D // 12H // 12M

Michal Hampl, Czech Republic // 6D // 14H // 5M

Tomos Packer, United Kingdom // 6D // 15H // 45M

Robin Gauderon, Switzerland // 6D // 18H // 2M

Nico Couckuyt, Belgium // 6D // 21H // 43M

Mitchell Campbell, United Kingdom // 6D // 22H // 49M

Alexander Lenz, Austria // 6D // 23H // 57M

Andrea Boscolo, Italy // 7D // 0H // 18M

Tomas Labanc, Slovakia // 7D // 0H // 44M

Pieter Wilbert Molemaker, Netherland // 7D // 8H // 8M

Andrea Polo, Italy // 7D // 8H // 52M

Walter Reiterer, Austria // 7D // 8H // 52M

Michael Janauschek, Austria // 7D // 10H // 27M

Dan Dimitriu , Romania // 7D // 10H // 29M

Brian Lautenschlager, Germany // 7D // 12H // 28M

Bernd Schleicher, Germany // 7D // 17H // 13M

Thierry Le Dréan, France // 7D // 17H // 30M

Simon Mühlethaler, Switzerland // 7D // 19H // 51M

Adam Verhaar, Netherland // 7D // 21H // 57M

Dario Ahmad Reda, Italy // 7D // 21H // 57M

Miroslav Vazik, Czech Republic // 7D // 22H // 9M

Jarosław Wieczorek, Poland // 8D // 0H // 41M

Krzysztof Wolański , Poland // 8D // 1H // 2M

Malte Hager , Germany // 8D // 1H // 38M

Jakub Dvorak, Czech Republic // 8D // 1H // 53M

Sonia Barrar , Spain // 8D // 3H // 25M

Miloslav Mečíř, Slovakia // 8D // 3H // 38M

Florian Wagner, Germany // 8D // 4H // 21M

Axel Gehrbrandt, Germany // 8D // 5H // 18M ****

Johannes Eckstein, Germany // 8D // 5H // 34M

Jakub Kopecky, Czech Republic // 8D // 5H // 56M

Tim Beicht, Germany // 8D // 6H // 12M

Marcis Martinsons, Latvia // 8D // 9H // 48M

Torsten Frank, Germany // 8D // 10H // 42M

Francisco Afonso, Portugal // 8D // 11H // 58M

Andis Aboltins, Latvia // 8D // 21H // 53M

Andrew Dumbill, United Kingdom // 8D // 22H // 11M

Richard Hunt, United Kingdom // 8D // 22H // 25M

Andrea Falomo, Italy // 8D // 22H // 59M

Marcel Amore, Switzerland // 8D // 23H // 9M

Adam Popovec, Slovakia // 9D // 1H // 21M

Mike Opelt, Germany // 9D // 2H // 57M

Frederic Breugnot, France // 9D // 3H // 8M

Giampiero Monti, Italy // 9D // 10H // 47M

Ovidiu Nodea, Romania // 9D // 10H // 47M

Gerold Lehmann, Austria // 9D // 12H // 45M

David Nash, United Kingdom // 9D // 22H // 2M

Stefan Lachinger, Austria // 10D // 1H // 46M

Chris Whittel, United Kingdom // 10D // 2H // 19M

Erich Tausendschön, Austria // 10D // 8H // 30M ****


Paolo Zanetta, Italy // dnf **

Eric Jacquemin, France // dnf ***

Philipp Hympendahl, Germany // dnf**

 Michael Arnold, Germany // dnf

Tym Lang, USA // dnf

Jürgen Knupe, Germany // dnf

Bride Pascal, France // dnf

Dominik Zimmermann, Germany // dnf

Lorenzo Gamberini, Italy // dnf

Stijn De Veylder, Belgium // dnf

Michi Adams, Switzerland // dnf

Rainer Zeller, Germany // dnf

Gerald Herradura, Ireland // dnf

Mathijs Wansink, Netherland // dnf

Marc David Rabe, Germany // dnf

Palash Sarkar, India // dnf

Alexandre Cote, Canada // dnf

Tjerk Bakker, Netherland // dnf

Andrej Vavro, Slovakia // dnf

Bas Peperkoorn, Netherland // dnf

Håkan Höglin, Sweden // dnf

Nicola Dewannemacker, Belgium // dnf

Christian Pohlig, Germany // dnf


** finished his ride in Barcelona // did not ride to all three peaks

*** finished his ride in Barcelona // not fully self supported on the final parcour

**** 6H time penalty // cut off the finish parcour


Grégoire Xavier, France // 6D // 4H // 22M

Daniel Rigaud, France // 6D // 4H // 22M


Gabi Winck, Italy // 7D // 15H // 48M *****

Hermann Leitner, Italy // 7D // 15H // 48M *****


Santy Mozos, Spain // 7D // 19H // 41M

Diego Villas, Spain // 7D // 19H // 41M


Rinaldo Toson, Italy // 7D // 20H // 7M

Francesco Paolon, Italy // dnf


Zena Palgrave, United Kingdom // 9D // 4H // 51M

Bromilow Palgrave, United Kingdom // 9D // 4H // 51M


Benedikt Kronberger, Austria // 9D // 10H // 44M

Daniel Kronberger, Austria // 9D // 10H // 44M


Fritz Schön, Germany // dnf

Christian Möhl, Germany // dnf


Xavier  Sopena Mas, Spain // dnf

Juan Carlos Pinedo, Spain // dnf


Jurgita Lemesiute, Lithuania // dnf

Justinas Černiauskas, Lithuania // dnf


***** 4H time penalty // forbidden tunnel


Vienna // Passo Giau – Furkapass – Col de Galibier // Nice



Samuel Thompson, United Kingdom // 4D // 22H // 20M

Tomáš Zaplatílek, Czech Republic // 5D // 8H // 47M

Thomas Ettema, Netherlands // 5D // 22H // 32M

Patrick Tschellnig, Austria // 5D // 23H // 49M

Jan Kostaa, Slovakia // 6D // 15H // 47M

Bernd Schleicher, Germany // 6D // 17H // 52M

Torsten Frank, Germany // 7D // 1H // 52M

Sergio Caldarelli, Italy // 7D // 5H // 4M

Nicolas Meunier, France // 7D // 19H // 57M


Marco Nowak, Austria // dnf

Jakub Kopecky, Czech Republic // dnf

Michal Stefkovic, Slovakia // dnf

Sean Wightman, United Kingdom // dns

Stanislas Meunier, France // dns

Matteo Massimiliano Messina, Italy // dns