I have a dream

Ötztal Cycle Marathon

The epic Ötztaler

Every year some 4000 racing cyclists have a dream: to conquer the Alps' probably most demanding cycle marathon in the Alps. The race course covers 238 kilometers, leading from Sölden over 4 Alpine passes (Kühtai saddle, Brenner pass, Jaufen pass and Timmelsjoch) to South Tyrol and back again. The participants master incredible 5500 altitude meters, the fastest cyclists reach the finish line in a record time of just over seven hours. Do you have this dream, too?

25 July to mid-October 2020

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#ÖRMDIARY

We are not the only ones preparing intensively for the #ÖtztalerRadmarathon2021 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

#37 "Weak points analysis."


My father always said: "Recognizing a problem is already solving half the problem." Right. But my father wasn't a road racing cyclist...

 

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#36 "Certainly never again."


Surely never again? I've thought and said that so many times. But I never did it. Certainly never again is always an emotional statement. Mostly you say it without thinking...

 

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#35 "Pride."


I have no idea how big pride can get. Is there probably a physiological limit? I'm just saying. Before your chest might burst or break apart. I've never heard of such a case...

 

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#34 "Finisher jersey."


If it says "Finisher", there has to be a finisher inside. That's the real finisher spirit. Because only who crosses the finish line is a true finisher...

 

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#33 "Race weekend."


The very last stress-free weekend is over. It's the racing weekend. The countdown is already on and the maximum heart rate will be reached soon. What a fabulous feeling. Full attention to the weather forecast now...

 

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#32 "Ötztaler SocialCycle Marathon."


On 30 August, it should have been 238 km. Until 30 August, there will also be 238 km. Of course, I will not miss the opportunity to take part in the Ötztaler SocialCycle Marathon...

 

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#31 "Preparation."


Now it's getting serious and I can already feel the tension. My head has long been in Sölden. Elevated legs. The rest of my stress-filled everyday life...

 

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#30 "Last doubts."


It won't be the last doubts that bother me. It's the bad conscience that accompanies me right from start like a parasite, feeding these doubts anew every day...

 

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#29 "The right cycle clothing?"


Ask me about the lottery numbers. Guessing this is more likely than hitting the jackpot when choosing the right cycle clothing. The weather is unpredictable...

 

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Canceled - Ötztaler Cycle Marathon

Dear participants in the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon,
 
Unfortunately, measures against Covid 19 force us to our knees and with a heavy heart we have to cancel the Ötztal Cycle Marathon planned for 30 August 2020.
Large events with crowds of people are prohibited throughout Austria until 31 August 2020. But also due to the current uncertainty for the subsequent weeks, we are forced to make this far-reaching decision.
 
Therefore we will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon together with you on 29 August 2021.
 
We offer all participants, who have already submitted the entry fee or who still have to pay it by 28 April, to transfer their starting place automatically to next year.
If you are not interested in this offer, the starting place can be canceled free of charge until 28.02.2021 and the full entry fee will be refunded.
 
 All those participants who have booked a starting place through our "Package Deals" will be informed in detail at the beginning of next week.
 
We kindly ask all participants who have reserved their starting place via the Preparatory Camps to contact their accommodation provider directly.
 
Please contact your host directly about the room reservation so that you can find a solution together.
 
Thank you for working together, we hope that all of our dreams will come true on Sunday, 29 August 2021.
 
Stay healthy and use the remaining time for perfect preparation and training.

#wehaveadream2021
 
Yours,
the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon Team

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