Thalmann and Stüssi again top on the Kitzbüheler Horn!
Fourth and fifth place at Pernsteiner flies on the steepest mountain in Austria!
Who doesn´t know it in the cycling scene – the Kitzbüheler Horn. Some love it, many pay more than respect for this increase in violence to the Alpenhaus at 1670 meter above sea level. Gradients of up to 22% speak their own language. These are the ingredients of the second “Hart und Härter” Challenge in Kitzbühel today. Everything is embedded in wonderful summer weather.
Pernsteiner flies to the Kitzbüheler Horn – Thalmann, Stüssi and Burke are fully on target!
2nd start, 2nd victory – Bahrain-McLaren professional Hermann Pernsteiner is in his own league in the “Hart & Härter” challenges. In sunshine and perfect bike temperatures, the 2nd “Hart & Härter” Challenge followed on the Kitzbüheler Horn. The Ö-Tour runner-up Hermann Pernsteiner did not let anything go from the start and won with a respect gap of 31.7 seconds on ex-tour winner Riccardo Zoidl (Felbermayr Simplon Wels). Third place, 50.2 seconds behind, landed like yesterday at the opening at Großglockner Jonas Rapp (Hrinkow Advarics Cycleang). Fourth and fifth place went to Roland Thalmann and Colin Stüssi, two Vorarlberg Santic pro riders. They were only a few seconds away from the podium. Jack Burke improves to ninth. After traveling 160 kilometers, Max Kuen will be a good 20 with his TV show participation by “Max Kuen & Friends”.
Roland Thalmann and Colin Stüssi: “Today was better than yesterday. We take these super tough races as a brilliant finale in our daily training routine. In the morning training in the high mountains and in the evening up the steepest mountains in Austria in dream weather – what more could you want. We are right on schedule! ”
Results „Hart & Härter“– Challenge at the Kitzbüheler Horn:
Grand finale on the roof of the tour in Sölden!
Tomorrow is the third and last “hard and tough” challenge. Start in Sölden and then up into the eternal ice to the Rettenbachferner. The goal is after 11 kilometers at 2803 meters directly in the Ski World Cup ski stadium. The Ötztal Glacier Road is the highest point in the Alps that can be reached – another novelty of “Austria is on the bike”!