There is a total of 4 starting blocks:
- Group 1A: Well-known guests invited by the organizer (max. 20 persons).
- Group 1B: Athletes qualified for Group 1: All participants who have conquered the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon in less than 8:20 hours/men or 9:20 hours/ women in the last four years, have to start the race in the first block.
- Group 1C: Certain cyclists invited by the organizing committee.
The access to the starting blocks 1A, 1B and 1C is possible before 06:30 am.
Group 2: All participants not belonging to the blocks 1A, 1B and 1C.
For the men‘s and women‘s 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.