SALZKAMMERGUT-MOUNTAINBIKE-TROPHY FROM JULY 8 until 10, 2016:
AUSTRIA’S BIGGEST AND TOUGHEST MOUNTAINBIKE-EVENT!
Bad Goisern; Since the first event in 1998 the Salzkammergut-Mountainbike-Trophy has become over the years the biggest MTB-Marathon in Austria. In 1998 merely 220 hard-boiled bikers signed up, yet counting more than 5.000 participants from 42 nations (!!!) in 2015!
A ride to Hell and back!!!
For the 800 toughest among all mountain bike athletes July 9 starts already at daybreak 05:00 am – the line up for the extreme distance at the market square in Bad Goisern. Incredible 211 km and 7.119 meters altitude differences are ready to be attacked by the participants of Europe’s toughest mountain bike marathon!
Besides hard-boiled pros fighting their duels every year, more and more rookies challenge the course being at least once eternalized on the extreme distance finisher list. The winners may already celebrate, however many bikers finish their race not until nightfall. Even more remarkable is the fact that about a dozen women – with rising tendency – are at the start tackling this daring challenge.
7 Distances at the Marathon on Saturday – Former Ski Jump Legend „Goldi“ will attack the extreme distance!
Over the year we have expanded the Trophy for the athletes. Nowadays seven different distances are available: so on Saturday – besides the extreme distance – 22, 37, 53, 76 and 119 kilometers courses as well as the technically challenging “All-Mountain” contest with 60 kilometers are ready to be tackled on the Trophy weekend!
The motley starting field always attracts familiar faces, e.g. “high-flyer” Andi GOLDBERGER. Since years the former ÖSV ski jumper is a “Trophy regular” trying again to enter the 2016 extreme distance finisher list, so the starting signal for him will be also at 05:00 am on Saturday. Furthermore numerous top athletes e.g. Skicross World Champion Andrea LIMBACHER or Snowboard-ACE Benjamin KARL are going to attack the Trophy.