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How to master danger spots

Safety comes first - Keep an eye on the course

Of course, the race also has potential risks and dangers that cyclists should be aware of. The marathon loop track will not be completely closed to public traffic during the event, therefore the general traffic regulations apply - and special caution is required. Also the weather conditions, unattended grazing cattle and livestock, the road condition or other participants can lead to dangerous situations. The most important thing is always: your own safety! Here you can read more about the crucial danger spots of the marathon and how the cyclists should prepare themselves.

Dangerous spots

1

Start to Aschbach

Dangerous downhill section!

Show consideration towards all participants! Race director's car must not be overtaken! Neutralized starting phase!

2

From Längenfeld to Oetz

Caution: dangerous downhill sections!

Lots of lane dividers and roundabouts!

Längenfeld – Umhausen: dangerous changes of direction and gradients in the area of the bridges

3

Ascent to Kühtai

Traffic jam in the rising section after the roundabout.

Cattle grids and unattended grazing cattle.

4

From Kühtai to Innsbruck

Cattle grids and unattended grazing cattle.

THROUGH THE VILLAGE OF SELLRAIN
Very narrow - reduce speed!

Dangerous changes of direction and gradients in the gallery area.

5

Innsbruck town area

Caution: tram rails - drive over them at right angle!

Caution: spectators and individual traffic.

6

From Innsbruck to Brenner

Attention, oncoming traffic! - Cycle carefully

Drive on the right! Roundabouts may only be bypassed on the right!

7

From Brenner to Jaufenpass

Attention, oncoming traffic! - Cycle carefully

The road is partly divided by pylons!

Dangerous left turn just before Gossensass and sharp right turn before the ascent in the city of Sterzing.

Drive on the right! Roundabouts may only be bypassed on the right!

8

Downhill from Jaufenpass

CAUTION: take especially care!

Cycle ready to stop any moment!

Damaged road with longitudinal grooves; remedial works on the entire downhill section.

9

Downhill from Timmelsjoch

Cattle grids and unattended grazing cattle.

Attention, mostly very windy!

10

Reaching finish area Sölden

Caution: spectators and individual traffic

General

In addition to the usual risks belonging to cycling sports, the organizer points out special dangers arising from such a race by way of example as well as special dangers caused by the participation in the event. The following examples could be a threat to physical integrity (and to all items carried along).

1

Road conditions

Due to the influence of slippery asphalt - because of the high Alpine altitude - and sometimes poor road conditions on the driving behavior of the participants.

2

Impossibility of securing

Due to the impossibility of securing all dangerous spots (in particular natural and artificial obstacles) on the roadside and along the entire race track.

3

Natural structure of the course

Due to the impossibility of securing all possible crash sites and danger of falling spots in connection with the natural structure of the course (mountain passes up to 2508 m).

4

Weather conditions

Due the fact that there are extreme (Alpine) weather conditions (rain, snow, fog, etc.).

5

Cattle & Wild Animals

Due to the route traveling in part through wildlife and grazing areas, where you must always watch out for unattended grazing cattle (for example cows, horses or sheep) as well as wild animals or unleashed pets standing on the road all of a sudden - they may also leave dirt there unexpectedly.

6

Behavior of persons

Due to the behavior of other participants in the race or other persons on the roadside (spectators), but also of race course staff or other persons involved in the organization of the event.

The roads along the marathon track are not entirely closed to public traffic for the duration of the cycling event. Applicable traffic regulations apply! At any time you must watch out for overtaking vehicles, crossing cars or pedestrians, oncoming traffic and emergency or rescue vehicles (especially on the downhill stretch from Timmelsjoch Pass).

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