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40. Ötztal Cycle Marathon

30.08.2020 | Sölden

Coincidence or not. It's that simple: 2020 makes 40. A truly perfect anniversary. When the online registration for the starting place raffle starts on 01 February 2020, the myth of the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon will celebrate its 40th edition. Once again amateur athletes and racing bike enthusiasts have the chance to get one of the coveted starting places until 29 February. The most iconic cycle marathon will take place under the eyes of the golden eagle on 30 August 2020.

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Important information about the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon regarding COVID-19

Dear "Ötztaler" sports fans,

we also hope that the situation will calm down again until August and that we are able to organize and enjoy the 40th Ötztaler Cycle Marathon together with you.

Just in case it should be cancelled, we would like to inform you that there will be absolutely no disadvantage for our participants. Either the entry fee will be refunded, a starting place for 2021 marathon edition will be offered or a similar solution will be found.

In the course of May we can probably better estimate how the overall situation will develop. At the moment we kindly ask for your understanding that we are unfortunately unable to provide you with any specific information. At this point in time, we too cannot do more than hope that we will celebrate the 40th Ötztaler Cycle Marathon with you at the end of August.

Stay healthy

Your Ötztaler Cycle Marathon organization team

Start 06:45 h | 30.08.2020 in Sölden.

#ÖRMDIARY

We are not the only ones preparing intensively for the #ÖtztalerRadmarathon2020 but you are as well already in the middle of preparation programs.

Should I register at all? Do I really have enough time for training, job & family? In the course of the next 40 weeks we will take a closer look at the world of thoughts of an Ötztaler participant! #ÖRMDIARY

#11 "Get ready for the training camp."


I have a dream. No. I have two dreams. And a great wish. I am dreaming of the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon and I am dreaming of a training camp. I have already booked it and secured my window seat...

 

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#10 "Training starts tomorrow."


Enough for now. It's getting serious. Training will start tomorrow. Yes, because tomorrow is early enough. It's still 23 weeks until the big day. It will work out all right...

 

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#9 "Honey, I have a starting place."


No? For real? Really? I have a starting place? No joke? No kidding! The coveted e-mail was finally sent by the organization. I feel like hugging everyone. Even my mother-in-law...

 

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#8 "It's all Ötzi. The new summer planning."


I cannot wait any longer. It's all Ötzi. I'm planning my summer now. Although I didn't made my pile yet. Because I'm still sitting on the ergometer with vain hopes. I am still just talking at large...

 

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#7 "Waiting for the coveted e-mail."


How much time do we still have? I am just asking. Again and again. Like long ago when I was traveling with my parents. On vacation. How many times have I asked this question and I have never received a satisfactory answer...

 

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Ötztaler Cycle Marathon 2020.

2020 makes 40! A truly perfect anniversary.

We start counting days again and they will fly by. It's still a long wait for the 40th edition of the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon but the registration portal on www.oetztaler-radmarathon.com will be accessible already on 01 February. Who will conquer 238 km and 5500 altitude meters to secure the unrivaled "Ötztaler" finisher jersey in 2020? Cycling enthusiasts can register during four entire weeks until 29 February, followed by some waiting and trusting fate. Oliver Schwarz, Managing Director of Ötztal Tourismus: "Out of more than 15000 registrations, only 4000 will be on the start at Dorfstraße in Sölden."

Strong and clever as a Golden Eagle.
The 40th edition of the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon is under the sign of the Golden Eagle. Ibex and marmot are a thing of the past. The "anniversary" animal is the undisputed king of the skies in the Alps. Extremely strong and very skilled. "The bird's majestic appearance is very similar to the image of a racing cyclist. The golden eagle - despite of its huge size - usually looks very light and elegant high up in the sky, and the amateur cyclists climb the four passes of the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon just as lightly and elegantly before they feel like an eagle on its prey, speeding down the switch-backing road towards the finish line." André Stadler, director of Innsbruck's Alpine Zoo, hits the nail on the head with his statement. "Golden eagles love the challenge and regularly prey animals that are considerably heavier than themselves. A must-have characteristic also for the participants in the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon. Their prey is not heavy to carry but very hard to hunt." Surely we are talking about the Sportful finisher jersey which is reserved to "real" finishers.

2020 makes 40!
The wheel continues to turn and there will be a few small but not insignificant changes in 2020. OC head Dominic Kuen: "We have to keep up with the times and make some adaptions. As one of the Alps' biggest cycling events we are also a role model and trailblazer. Some things are our duty and also the participants made a lot of helpful suggestions. These little adaptations will affect the regulations and conditions of participation as well as the fringe program." The Ötztaler "fashion" never goes offline in Sölden. All year round. After the Ötztaler 2019 is before the Ötztaler 2020.

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