The first year as the main sponsor of the most popular granfondo stage race in europe, the legendary tour transalp, turned out as a huge challenge for rider and material in the same way. The entire team corratec and especially the main actors of this event, the participants, faced the mission according to the motto of corratec: „passion of cycling“. Corratec took part with 3 teams each consinsting of 2 riders. The constellation was: Bernd Hornetz and Erwin Hickl, the belgian guy Bart Bury with Stefan Oettl and additionally in the men category Martin Reisner with Michael Markolf. All of the corratec athletes showed constant performances in a high competitve field. Bernd Hornetz and Erwin Hickl took the victory in their age class whereas Bart Bury and Stefan Oettl just missed the victory and ended up on the 2nd place in the general classification of their category. Solely Martin Reisner and Michael Markolf had to deal with some serious problems. While the first three stages proceeded to their satisfaction, Michael Markolf had to abandon the tour due to knee problems. Thereupon Martin Reisner continued the race and crossed the finish line in 2nd place of the individual riders classification. Furthermore he contributed crucial efforts for the remaining team members in order to secure the victory of Bernd Hornetz and Erwin Hickl. All in all one can say that all finishers showed tremendous performances, because due to the difficult circumstances two stages were even cancelled, the bike handling skills of the participants were proven in a great extent and the material of the riders has also been severely affected. Especially the last point caused a lot of work for the corratec service station with the purpose, as far as possible, to help each participant on and off the track and to enable them to continue. The corratec Ambassadors handled the challenge with great passion and did not lose the courage.
To put it in a nutshell, it was an exciting adventure for us to follow and support the participants by their ride over the alps and we our proud to be partner of the Tour Transalp for the following years.
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Furthermore you can find the results of the race on the homepage of the Tour Transalp. Click here.