The KitzAlpBike Marathon 2017 was once again one of the main events of the season: around 800 starters for the marathon took on the challenge this year in the 5 distances. For the first time, E-bike fans could also look forward to their own category. Additionally this year found a new attendance record on the sidelines. At the hotspot on the marathon route at the Choralpe in Westendorf, over 1,000 fans supported and cheered on the mountain bikers. The weather did the rest: Lovely warm temperatures gave the athletes dream conditions.
Results of the men's race
Tony Longo (IT)
Massimo Debertolis (IT)
Results of the women's race
Angelika Tazreiter (AT)
Jana Zieschank (GER)
Gloria Hänsel (GER)
New spectator record on the course
1,000 enthusiastic fans gathered this year at the hotspot of the marathon, on the Choralpe (1,710 m) in Westendorf to cheer on the mountain bikers. This steep section of the track also goes by the name "sliding route" and provides spectators with spectacular views of the race course and the impressive, surrounding mountains. New audience records were also seen on the Fleckalm Trail, in the finish area and around the Ehrenbachhöhe.
"We are particularly pleased with the development of spectators over the last few years along the route, as it is really the viewers who ensure that the race is an unforgettable experience for the cyclists," said Max Salcher, head of organization of the KitzAlpBike Marathon.