Salzkammergut Trophy Logo5,062 participants made this unique region to the hotspot of the mountain bike scene!

Despite heavy rainfalls, 768 bikers lined up at 5 am in the morning to tackle the  Salzkammergut-Trophy.
It has been a stunning and hard fought race whereby Konny Looser, the current Spanish MTB Champion Joseba Albiuzu Lizaso and the 2012 Trophy winner Ondre Fojtik provided a exciting race.
At the end, after 7119 meter of elevation and a time of 10..24.32 , merely 2 seconds made the difference between the Swiss winner Looser and Joseba Albiuzu Lizaso.

Sabine Sommer defends her title!
Sabine Sommer made it once again, and her winner time of 12.50.12 earned for her the legendary Trohy-devil. The winner of 2014 Milena Cesnakova from Czech Republic followed her closely, whereby the podium had been rounded up by Irina Krenn [AUT}. In total 22 women lined up for this distance however only 14 of them finished.

B-Distance: Winner Matous Ulman [CZE] and Barbara Mayer [AUT]
One and two went to Czech Republik. Matous Ulman’s time of the 119.5 km distance: 5:03:59, followed by Jiří Novák (5:06:46) and a local hero from Gosau Lukas Islitzer (AUT/5:14:14). Barbara Mayer (AUT) won the women category: 6:04:58. Runner up Jana Pichlíková (CZE) 6:24:54 and Cemile Trommler (GER/ 6:48:31) took 3..

2. Edition of  Bosch eMTB-Trophy!
The successful Bosch eMTB-Trophy at the Salzkammergut-Trophy took place once again. More than 32,5 Kilometer and 1.180 meter of elevation had been  classified in a so called  "Section-Control-Modus". The rider had to pace themselves tactically so that their remaining energy had been distributed evenly. 1. place goes to  Greta Weithaler (ITA) and Kurt Mitgutsch (AUT).

New: Gravel-Marathon powered by Dachstein-Salzkammergut!
The Salzkammergut-Trophy is well known for its multiple categories like Tandem, Fatbike, E-Bike und Unicycle. This year, the gravel category made its debut on the C-distance with 74 Km.
The racer could apply their cross-country as well as cyclocross technique. Its been won by Monika Trista of RC Neulengbach and the Swiss Christian Heule.

The Trophy-Sunday concluded a stunning unicycle-Downhill race as well as with SCOTT-Junior-Trophy.

Junior-Trophy – little Biker huge achievement!
The ASVÖ SCOTT Junior-Trophy saw 465 Kids at the start line. The youngest kids showed a spectacular race on the tricky parcour.
The older kids made sure that the challenging route has been raced with finesse and proper technique.

Unicycle-Downhill: South Tyrolean starter dominates!
On Sunday at 9 am, 73 Downhiller lined up for a selective und challenging route from Predigstuhl into Goiserer Tal, where the winner was celebrated on the market square.
Unicycle –Downhill was won by Michael Rabensteiner from Italy followed by his brother Florian. 3rd place goes to Lukas Huber from Italy.
Just like the men, the women win goes to the Italian Laura Baumgartner followed by Vera Hofer and Sarah Baumgartner.

Austrian-Champion: Cornelia Panozzo and Johannes Baumkirchner!
Austrian-Championship was awarded Under the Unicycle – the Downhill. Lena Maierhofer from Hirm (Bgld) and Johannes Baumkirchner from Gallspach (OÖ) are the Austrian Unicycle DH-Champs of 2017!

5.062 Participants – 43 Nations – 11 Categories!
There were 11 different categories of the Salzkammergut-Trophy in total. 5.062 Participants – 43 Nations took the challenge in this unique place next to Hallstättersee. It became once more the hub of the mountain-bike scene. Besides all those events and races the Trophy program presented another highlights too, like Bike-Expo with more than  90 exhibitors, party tent and helicopter-trips, etc. On the anniversary eve of the Trophy numerous members of the Trophy-Team led by Martin Huber und Bernhard Höll, supporter, honored guests as well as well-known and former winners of the Race had been presented.
Results of all categories, News und Photos to be find at:

Note – 21st Edition of Salzkammergut-Trophy will be held  on July 13-15 2018





He was the first winner of pro race Rudi Altig Race – this year, Paul Voss will slow down a bit for a good cause. The distance will increase considerably, however.

Paul Voss has only recently declared his retirement from pro racing. The winner of the first Rudi Altig race that premiered last year at Rad am Ring, is nevertheless still attracted by road racing. He will indulge in this passion at this year’s event as a member of charity team Ledschends. After all, the racetrack is far too special not to ride it again: “There are many fast bends and short, steep climbs”, Voss remembers from his 2016 race. “The course actually being a motor sport race track provides a very special situation. The tarmac, e.g., is flawless and faster.”

This knowledge will certainly be of advantage in the 24h bike race. Tough the former pro’s focus clearly is on “having fun and supporting the project ’Hilfsgruppe Eifel – Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder e.V.’“ this time, he’d surely be glad to win once again at the Ring. Speaking of glad: He is still very pleased to be the rider whose name got engraved on the roll of honor at Nürburgring as the first winner of Rudi Altig race. “It means a lot to me. It is an honor to be perpetuated on this roll“, says Voss who has meanwhile come to support young riders with his own “Paul Voss Development Team“ and as sports director of team Wiggins to that also some U23 riders belong to. “I want to show them the upsides as well as the downsides of this sport“, he says. “And I want to create structures in which young athletes can take their time to develop.“

Also former motor sport pro and Rad am Ring regular Manuel Reuter wants to initiate some development in the youngsters he will bring to Nürburging in July. Together with young drivers in the motor sport categories Formula 3, Formula 4 and DTM who are members of the Deutsche Post initiative “Speed Academy“ that supports young talents, he will participate in a team of eight in our 24 hour classic. “I want the lads to leave their comfort zone“, explains Reuter who noticed enormous ambition in the young motor sport-turned-cycle sport athletes that participated in last year’s event. “Of course it would be great if we made it among the top 10 or top 15 this year, but the most important thing is to finish unharmed and think outside the motor sport box for once.“

The 24h bike race is the heart of Rad am Ring and will start on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 22 minutes past noon.

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About Rad am Ring

Rad am Ring is a cycling event which has taken place at Nürburgring since 2003. The course leads through the very modern Formula 1 arena and over the legendary Nordschleife. Highlights are the 24h races on the traffic-free, partly lit race course and the team quarters in the pit lane. Furthermore, in 2017 Rudi Altig Race, a pro race of UCI category 1.1 will take place for the second time. Besides the ultra- and the long-distance event several amateur races, a time trial, for the first time a mountain bike marathon and some bike rides without timekeeping are held at 2017 Rad am Ring. The amateur races are part of German Cycling Cup, Germany's largest series of amateur cycle races.




Rad am Ring extends their offer for mountain bikers by a mountain bike marathon. Cross-country fans may already “ride” the course via video. It is a very special course – says mountain bike pro Karl Platt.

Eifel region is a paradise for mountain bikers – the new mountain bike marathon at Rad am Ring will take them to hell and back, however. To “Green Hell” (Grüne Hölle) to be precise. The course follows Nürburgring’s notorious Nordschleife on finest trails, gravel- and forest roads and sometimes even crosses the legendary asphalt of the racing course in order to keep the course skillfully from crossing roads and to offer all participants a unique experience at start and finish line. “There is no trail that combines both my passions as brilliantly as Nürburgring – motor sport and mountain biking”, enthuses mountain bike pro Karl Platt. The multiple winner of Cape Epic and Transalp is a regular in the Eifel and knows every kilometer of this region.

Cross-country riders who are interested in the course can explore it in advance: a video taken from the rider’s perspective takes them on the course via The course provides a few extra climbs due to several “zigs” and “zags” like the steep ascent from the deepest point of the course in “Breidscheid” that leads up alongside the former natural stands underneath giant trees.

“The Nürburgring sections are legendary“, says Platt. “Riding there is a unique experience. There are more difficult trails, but very few that give you such goose bumps.”

One lap of the mountain bike marathons that may be ridden up to three times covers 25 kilometers and approximately 870 vertical meters. Start is at the Formula 1 starting line between the impressive pit building and the stands. Also the finish line at the end of 25, 50 or 75 race kilometers is located where all winners are crowned at Nürburgring – at the Formula 1 finish line.

This is, however, by far not all Rad am Ring offers fans of cross-country cycling: besides the off-road option of 24hour-race, a cross-country race will take place as well in 2017.

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Save the date: Le Mans Shimano 24 Hours Cycling 9th edition will be held on August 26th and 27th, 2017. The organisers (CGO) have received confirmation from the Automobile Club de l’Ouest management office.

5 000 riders and staff members coming from all parts of France and around 15 different foreign countries are expected to take part in this atypical cyclosportive event. They will ride through the night to do as many laps as they can during the 24 hours race in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. You can ride solo or by teams of 2, 4, 6 or 8 people by relay, this cyclosportive is accessible to everyone according to the chosen category.

For those who are willing to discover the incredible atmosphere of a great endurance-race on the famous circuit of Le Mans, registration will start the 29th of November on





Paul Voss is the first winner of Rudi Altig Race. The return of pro riders, 50 years after Rudi Altig’s title win at the World Championship at Nürburgring in 1966, perfectly rounded off the comprehensive program of Rad am Rang. Winners of the category “individual riders” of 24-hour race, that also finished today, are Rainer Steinberger and Jamie Kelleher. A great weekend with more than 10,000 participants – and cycling in all its facets.

There was a lot going on Sunday at noon at Nürburgring. While riders of the 24-hour races pedaled their last kilometers, pro riders lined up for the first ever Rudi Altig Race. This pro race of UCI category 1.1, that to a large extend could be brought into being thanks to the commitment of our partner GROFA® - House of Brands, put riders to a tough test: Not only because of the all in all 3,500 vertical meters that had to be climbed, spread over five laps on Nordschleife and five laps on Grand Prix circuit (140 km), but also because due to a rain shower the course was wet and slippery.

Already on the first lap, a group of about 15 to 20 riders took the lead and rode approximately 20 seconds ahead of the field. Among them the best German rider (overall result) at this year’s Tour de France, Emanuel Buchmann of Team Bora-Argon 18, who will leave for the Olympics in Rio after this race. On lap 2 the group had shrunk and in the course of the following laps Paul Voss of Bora-Argon 18 managed to break away by one minute from his hunters, among them Emanuel Buchmann and Davide Rebellin (CCC Sprandi Polkowice) who among others won Flèche Wallone, Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Amstel Gold Race. Despite having these strong riders in his back, Voss managed to stay in the lead and even widened the gap so that he rode the five final 5.1 km laps on Grand Prix circuit solo and safely won in 3:36:38 hours. Beside the overall win, Voss also the sprint and mountains classification. Places 2 and 3: Voss’ teammate Gregor Mühlberger (3:37:59 hours) and Slovenian road cycling champion Jan Tratnik of Amplatz BMC (3:38:10 hours). Buchmann and Rebellin finished fourth and fifth.

Before the pro race, riders of 24-hour races, the centerpiece of Rad am Ring, were on the circuit. More than 5,000 tired, but happy cyclists crossed the finish line at noon – partly arm in arm with their teammates while in the pit lane teams and supporters celebrated their riders and compensated with their radiant smiles the lack of sun that had so far been shining brightly over Nürburgring, but today stayed hidden behind some clouds.

After a starlit night Rainer Steinberger crowned himself king of Nürburgring in the category “men/individual riders” with 28 laps – each with 580 vertical meters and 25 kilometers. Jamie Kelleher won the women’s category with 20 laps. In the category team of 2 Maledetta Bicicletta won the women’s race in 24 laps, the men’s i.e. mixed race was won by Philipps Bike Team in 28 laps. Teams Ledschends1 (32 laps) and Moskovskaya Cycling Crew (30 laps) won the men’s race in the category teams of four and teams of eight respectively. Their counterparts in the women’s race were Koga Ladies 1 powered by Profile Design (29 laps) and Team DTAF - Doc Tom and Girlfriends (20 laps). Again this year, Koga Ladies remained unbeaten.

Also some prominent riders were among 24-hour participants. Former pro cyclist René Haselbacher, e.g., took part in 24-hour road race for “Ledschends”, a charity organization supporting disadvantaged children and families, he and his team finished on second place in the category team of eight. Mountain bike pro Karl Platt swapped his studded tires for slicks and won the 24-hour road race with his team of four (Ledschends1). Beside the road race, there also was a cross-country version for 24-hour riders.

The 24-hour mountain bike track covered approximately eight kilometers and like in previous years led up to historic Nürnburg after a short detour to Grand Prix circuit and back to the race track, partly over single trails. Lars Messerschmidt won this race in 51 laps in the men’s category, Tina Junghanns with 32 laps in the women’s category. Victors in the category teams of two were 24h Team Northwave (61 laps, men) and X-Sport Ladies MTB (32 laps, women). In the category team of four Team powered by Protec won in 69 laps (men) and Dextro Energy Burn Babies in 51 laps (women). The win of the category team of eight went to Focus Rapiro Racing (72 laps, men) and Rockhopper Z in 50 laps (women).

24-hour eBike race epowered by Bosch that has been part of Rad am Ring since 2014 and is ridden in teams of four, was won by team Moustache Bikes in 35 laps. The circuit was slightly changed for eBikes. Instead of riding through “Klostertal” and “Karussell” the electric supported bikes had to climb the 27% ascend of “Steilstrecke”.

Furthermore, there were some more premiers at Rad am Ring this year: Giro Classico (races, touring, parts market) for fans of historic bicycles, eBike enduro race for experts and newbies on electric mountain bikes and a race of KMC MTB-Bundesliga that took place in nearby Off-road Park.

Still part of the program: amateur races over 25, 75 and 150 kilometers and Profile Design time trial on Friday evening. “The event made a big step forward in 2016. Starting with the significantly grown Expo to new disciplines and pro racing”, says head of organization, Hanns-Martin Fraas. “It was a real challenge, but we are happy that we have again come closer to our goal: To provide 360 degrees of cycling at Rad am Ring.”

By the way: The 2017 date for Rad am Ring will probably be July 28 to 30.
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About Rad am Ring
Rad am Ring is a cycling event which has taken place at Nürburgring since 2003. The course leads through the very modern Formula 1 arena and over the legendary Nordschleife. In 2016 Off-Road-Park near Nürburgring was the third extraordinary race location. Highlights were the 24h races on the traffic-free, partly lit race circuit and the team quarters in the pit lane. Furthermore a pro race of the category 1.1 took place this year. Besides the ultra- and the long-distance event several amateur races, a time trial and some bike rides without timekeeping were held at 2016 Rad am Ring. The amateur races are part of German Cycling Cup, Germany's largest series of amateur cycle races