The TOUR Transalp is the most famous and spectacular amateur stage race across Europe. A stage race for teams-of-two, with its unique structure and organization leads in seven day stages across the Alps and Dolomites. The TOUR Transalp is the original of this format of alpine crossing and goes into its fourteenth round next year. Years of experience have produced the improved quality as well as the sophisticated organization and event structure. More than 1.200 participants can once again look forward to a challenging and exciting routing in 2017 (from June, 25th to July, 1st). On their way from Sonthofen to Arco, participants of the 15th race edition will not only conquer classic cols like Stelvio Pass, Timmelsjoch, Bernina Pass, Fuorn Pass or Mortirolo but also cover a total distance of 865.44 km and 18,195 metres of climbing.
The 2017 TOUR Transalp route is about to hit the the bull’s eye again with popular and hidden passes, smooth and tricky climbs, breathtaking views and the beautiful scenery of the Alps representing the character of the 15th event edition. It will be an alpine week on the north-south route across the main chain of the Alps which includes a stunning mix of varying landscapes and cultures.
Experienced Transalp veterans might get a first idea of the route when looking at the 2017 stage towns. However, there is so much more to expect in this unique terrain. Room enough to fuel speculations as we currently are in the final phase of putting the route together. This October will bring some more on-site inspections to piece together the puzzle of ideas which will finally lead to the best possible route. Nevertheless, we are able to give you a first glimpse on what to expect next summer.
Things will kick off in Germany, and the participants will explore the Allgau region before heading towards Austria and further on on a brand-new stage design via Soelden and the Timmelsjoch into the Vinschgau area. Then it’s time to master Passo Stelvio to make it to Bormio from where a highlight stage will lead everyone over Passo Umbrail, Passo del Forno, Passo del Bernina and Forcola di Livigno.
Heading towards Aprica the field will conquer the legendary Passo Mortirolo – well-known from the Giro d’Italia and former TOUR Transalp editions – before the route wraps up things by entering so far uncharted territory in the mountains west of Lake Garda with Passo Croce Domini being one of the highlights to look forward to.
Apart from that the TOUR Transalp has some more surprises in store which make the race what it is – an unique experience not to be missed
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