Dear cycling friends, welcome to the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon 2019!
There are cycle marathons. And there is the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon. If you put your preparation of many months into practice together with just under 4000 other starters on Sunday, then the race will see already its 39th edition – covering 238 kilometers and 5500 altitude meters. This year‘s edition of the cycling classic is under the sign of the Alpine marmot. The Ibex was last year‘s symbol while this year “Marmota” takes over the sponsorship. Marmots live far above the timber line. They have learned to survive in very rough surroundings. That‘s what distinguishes them. Just like everyone who dares to participate in the Cycle Marathon. You too have to pace yourself in the barren heights beyond 2000 meters altitude. Probably also the marmots along the route will leave their den by cheering you on with their whistles. Enjoy this huge challenge for everyone involved. Participants, organizers and volunteers. We wish you an accident-free Ötztaler 2019 event and good luck in making your dream come true.
… are available for all participants who finish the race early. Just stop along the race course and one of the buses will take you directly back.
Additionally, there are the following official stops:
|Innsbruck||Shell gas station / south|
|Matrei a. B.||OMV gas station|
|Brenner||Restaurant at the market place|
|Gasteig||At the inn / fork-off towards Jaufental / Jaufenpass|
|Jaufen pass||Refreshment station|
|St. Leonhard||Stroblhof / village center|
|Moos||Cafè at the village square gas station|
|Timmelsjoch||Roadhouse on the Pass|
The bike park is located at the bandstand close to the finish area. Participants who do not finish the race and are brought back to Sölden in the broom car will receive their bike and the chip deposit in the bike park without exception. Please note that there may be bicycle return transport delays.
Opening Hours: Sunday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm (in case of bad weather open from 8:00 am)
... possible on Sunday between 10:00 am and 10:00 pm and on Monday from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon in the tennis hall of Freizeit Arena. For transponders that are not returned we charge a fee of € 39.00.
Every cyclist has the opportunity that personal items are delivered to specific depot areas close to the refreshment stations, and participants can also leave items at the stations along the race course. For each of the 4 depot areas there are own bags (in different colors) – please note that each participant will receive one depot bag ON PRESENTATION OF THE VOUCHER (LOCATED ON THE START NUMBER) and only this bag can be handed in. In addition to clothing also food can be delivered – drinking bottles must not contain liquids, only empty bottles or bottles filled with powder are accepted. Water is available at all refreshment stations.
Opening times, depot your items:
Friday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Saturday, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Opening times, pick-up on Sunday:
Kühtai from 3:00 pm, Brenner from 5:00 pm, Jaufen from 6:30 pm, Timmelsjoch from 9:30 pm. Pick-up point open until 10:30 pm.
Opening times, pick-up on Monday:
8:00 am – 12:00 noon
6:45 am at the BP gas station, starting grid from 5:30 am.
Incidents that result in a disqualification of the participant:
- Participation with the start number of another cyclist
- Cycling with 2 timekeeping chips – both persons will be disqualified and suspended
- Use of escort vehicles which are not authorized by the organizer
- Use of bicycles with any electrical equipment and electronic aids
- Painting on walls and curbstones – the respective participants will be disqualified
- Disposal of garbage outside the marked areas
|Sölden||06:45 am||07:00 am|
|Längenfeld||07:00 am||07:26 am|
|Umhausen||07:10 am||07:42 am|
|Oetz||07:20 am||07:55 am|
|Kühtai||08:15 am||09:45 am|
|Gries i. S.||08:25 am||10:05 am|
|Kematen||08:35 am||10:19 am|
|Innsbruck||08:55 am||10:34 am|
|Matrei||09:30 am||11:44 am|
|Steinach||09:40 am||11:54 am|
|Brenner||10:05 am||12:34 pm||✔|
|Sterzing||10:25 am||13:00 pm|
|Jaufen pass refr.||11:20 am||14:25 pm||✔|
|St. Leonhard||11:45 am||15:30 pm||✔|
|Moos||12:05 pm||16:00 pm||✔|
|Schöne Aussicht refr.||12:35 pm||18:00 pm||✔|
|Timmelsjoch||13:15 pm||19:30 pm||✔|
|Toll station||13:25 pm||20:10 pm|
|Zwieselstein||13:35 pm||20:25 pm|
|Sölden||13:40 pm||20:35 pm|
The race is accompanied by emergency vehicles throughout the course. Furthermore, rescue vehicles are stationed at the following points: Kühtai, Jaufen, Timmelsjoch. Emergency doctors and rescue helicopters are also available. The finish area is equipped with a first aid station.
Emergency call Tirol: 144
Emergency call South Tirol: 118
... will take place on Saturday, 31 August 2019, at 7:30 pm in the sports hall of Freizeit Arena. The rules stated here are valid and supersede all previous statements. Notifications are announced at the cyclists’ meeting and on the information boards.
Available in the tennis hall of Freizeit Arena.
The finisher jersey will only be given to finishers in the size as ordered at registration and on return of the timekeeping chip. Jerseys can be changed just as long as stocks last.
Pick-up of finisher jerseys:
Sunday from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Monday from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
START TO ASCHBACH
Dangerous downhill stretch! Be considerate towards
all other cyclists! Do not overpass the race director‘s
car! Neutralized race!
LÄNGENFELD TO OETZ
Attention – dangerous downhill sections! Many road
dividers, traffic islands and roundabouts.
KÜHTAI TO SELLRAIN
Cattle grids and unattended grazing cattle.
On a length of 12.5 km from the pass.
THROUGH THE VILLAGE OF SELLRAIN
Very NARROW – note SLOW signs and reduce
INNSBRUCK AND SONNENBERGHOF
Attention, there are tram rails – pass them in a right angle!
DOWHILL BRENNER TO THE VILLAGE OF GOSSENSASS
Dangerous left-hand bend – note SLOW signs!
BRENNER TO GOSSENSASS
Oncoming traffic – Be considerate towards other road
FORK-OFF STERZING TO JUNCTION RATSCHINGS
Oncoming traffic! The roadway is divided by road cones!
Only the right half of the street may be used by
the cyclists! In addition, there are 4 roundabouts on
this section, which can only be bypassed on the right!
DOWNHILL JAUFEN TO ST. LEONHARD
ATTENTION: especially dangerous! Control your
speed and be ready to brake!
Road damages incl. longitudinal grooves; reconstruction
works on the entire track.
SLOW – unattended grazing cattle.
FINISH AREA SÖLDEN
Masses of spectators and individual traffic.
Road traffic regulations (StVO) apply! Oncoming cars are always possible as well as emergency vehicles! (Especially on the downhill stretch from Timmelsjoch!)
The following checkpoints must be passed in time, otherwise you must leave the race.
|Jaufen pass refr.||2:25 pm|
|St. Leonhard||3:30 pm|
|Kühtai||at 49 km|
|Brenner pass||at 121.5 km|
|Jaufen pass||at 153 km|
|Gasthof Schönau (Speck-Michl)||at 191.5 km|
|Drink station Seeberalm||at 196 km|
Garbage must be disposed in the refreshment station areas that are marked with bins. If cyclists throw away garbage along the course they will be disqualified immediately!
Freizeit Arena/sports hall (€ 10.00/15 min):
Saturday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm,
Sunday, 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Can be booked in the tennis hall at BOX 8 or directly in the sports hall.
On the race course (for free): Schönau refreshment station
On the race weekend we will deliver superb live pictures of the supporting program and the race itself for spectators in the finish area and all the fans at home.
Reporting will start on Friday by broadcasting the Bike4Help Prologue. On Saturday, we will broadcast live from the Expo Area, followed by the official cyclists‘ briefing. On Sunday, the entire race will be broadcast live from start to finish, comprising also the prize ceremony.
You can find all videos on our social media channels and the homepage.
Friday, 30.08.2019 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Saturday, 31.08.2019 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sunday, 01.09.2019 6:30 am to 9:30 pm
… offering a huge choice of potato dishes, pasta, salad and cakes served in the sports hall of Freizeit Arena.
Friday, 30.08.2019 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, 31.08.2019 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday, 01.09.2019 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
The “Ötztaler” cycling gear includes a vast range of functional clothing. The products are developed in cooperation with Sportful and created especially for road cycling enthusiasts. Aerodynamic cuts, top-notch quality, clear designs and practical colors characterize the style of the Ötztaler cycling clothes. Ideal for passionate athletes with the highest demands when it comes to cycle gear.
The cycling clothes collection is available from 30 August 2019 to 02 September 2019 in the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon shop in the tennis hall next to the starter‘s package stand.
Cyclists who are behind the closing car are not considered as a part of the race anymore and must pay special attention to oncoming traffic. The closing car will keep strictly to the control times at the respective checkpoints.
... is guaranteed along the race course thanks to:
- service motorbikes: for small repairs
- service cars: for bigger breakdowns
- service stations: at every refreshment station
Every cyclist has to take with him a second inner tube. Please note: repair work is for free, material has to be paid.
There is a total of 4 starting blocks. Blocks 1A, 1B, 1C start at 06:45 pm, access to these starting blocks on the federal road is only possible before 6:30 am!
Block 2: access only along the signposted route via the hamlet of Windau.
This group starts according to the REALTIME SYSTEM. The first section is led as neutralized race - it means that all participants have to stay behind the race director‘s car until Aschbach.
The first starting block is divided into three groups:
1A: well-known guests invited by the organizer
1B: all athletes qualified for the 1st starting group
1C: certain cyclists invited by the organizing committee Participants who are ranked in the 1st starting block find a corresponding sign on their start number. All other participants are in starting block 2. Please find the directions in the general map.
FROM 6:30 AM THE ACCESS TO THE 1ST STARTING BLOCK ON THE MAIN ROAD IS CLOSED
The number comprises the following:
- Back start number
- Handlebar start number incl. timekeeping transponder
- voucher for 1 potato or pasta dish (valid on 01 Sep 2019)
- Voucher for 1 drink at the “Pasta Party” (valid on 01 Sep 2019)
- Voucher for depot service
|Sölden – Oetz
|6.15 - 8.00 am|
|Oetz – Kühtai
|7.00 - 9.30 am|
|Kühtai – Kematen
|7.00 - 10.30 am|
|Innsbruck from Bergisel – Brenner||8.30 - 11.30 am|
|Matrei – Brenner||9.20 - 11.45 am|
|Steinach – Brenner||9.30 - 11.55 am|
|Brenner – Gries am Brenner||9.50 am - 12.40 pm|
|Brenner – Sterzing||9.50 am - 12.35 pm|
|Sterzing – Brenner||9.40 am - 1.05 pm|
|Gasteig – Jaufen pass
|10.00 am - 2.45 pm|
|Jaufenpass – St. Leonhard
|10.00 am - 3.30 pm|
|St. Leonhard – Moos SS44||11.30 am - 4.00 pm|
|Moos – Rabenstein||11.45 am - 5.00 pm|
|Rabenstein – Timmelsjoch||11.45 am - 7.30 pm|
|Obergurgl – Timmelsjoch||11.00 am - 7.30 pm|
|Timmelsjoch – Obergurgl||12.00 noon - 8.30 pm|
|Obergurgl – Sölden
|1.00 - 7.30 pm|
Timmelsjoch Pass is open from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm.
Note the information board!
Tip: If you want to leave Sölden with your private car before 7:30 pm you can park it in the parking house of the Giggijoch Mountain Gondola.
For the overall rankings from 1 – 10 the order of passing the finish line will be relevant and not the race time. This regulation applies in the different classes for all rankings between 1 and 3.