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Team corratec with a huge Team performance in Imst

At the last weekend, the team corratec participated with 6 riders at the granfondo Race in Imst/Austria. The first races in Italy, the Granfondo Riccione and Giro Sardegna, went already very successful for the entire team. Now the season is going on very fast with races almost every weekend and the team arrived with high expectations in Imst on Friday 18th of May. The granfondo race in Imst included 2 races. On Saturday there was just a short uphill sprint of 1.5 Km and 158 meters of altitude. Here Michael Spögler took the victory in a tremendous way. The following day, the team started with a total of 6 riders on the two race tracks. Michael Spögler, Michael Markolf, Martin Reisner and Roland Döring tackled the long distance with 110 kilometers and about 2300 meters of uphill. There were two crucial parts of the race. At the first long climb from Haiming up to the top oft he Kühtai, Michael Spögler forced the pace and went in a solo breakaway. At the top of the climb he had a gap of approximately two minutes to the following chasing group. Just before the final climb, two competitors came up to Spögler. But the young south tyrolean increased the pace once again and took an impressive solo win 35 seconds in front of the next rider. Michael Markolf crossed the finish line with the next purchases and scored the 5th place overall as well as the 2nd place in his age class. Johannes Berndl and Tomas Mojares did the short track. Especially the performance of Johannes Berndl was very impressive. After a long break of racing he showed a huge effort and formed the racing in a great extent. This awesome performance was rewarded with the 4th place of the general classification and the victory of his category. His teammate the young Tomas Mojares came accross also with Berndl and proofed that he is actually in great shape. All in all he placed 5th and won his age class as well. All in all the team is more than pleased with the results and the team performance at the granfondo race in Imst. Therefore everybody is looking forward to the upcoming races in Austria. The next classic is already waiting on Sunday the 27th of May in Radstadt / Austria.

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Granfondo Riccione an unique story of success!

From the 13th to the 15th of April, the 20th edition of the Granfondo Riccione took place. Corratec has been the main sponsor for the first time this year. The Granfondo, in the heart of Italian road bike cycling Riccione, is a well known and prestigious granfondo race within a strong Italian racing field. On the former training track of racing bike icons like Marco Pantani and Fausto Coppi, almost 3.000 road cyclists challenged the two routes. Our team corratec was also among the starters with 6 riders. For the team, the Granfondo was the first real test among racing conditions. Therefore everybody was looking forward and also a little bit excited to see how the preperations during the long off season proceed. Because the new team members, the race tactics and the new material has to merge into a single unit to deliver strong performances and results throughout the season. It turned out that the Granfondo Riccione became a tough challenge for all riders, staff and material. Thus, from the very first kilometer, an enormously high speed was shown. At one of the many climbs, a small group of riders went into a break away and the peloton couldn´t close the gap untill the finish line. Although none of the team riders reached the final group of the day, Michael Markolf and Roman Mira de Orduna Heidinger claimed in the next chasing group. So Michael secured a top result and finished 9th. With a strong team performance, all riders among the first 40 overall, the team secured the strong 9th place in the team ranking. Team manager Kuno Messmann was more than satisfied with the season opener and is already looking forward to the Sardinia tour starting on Sunday, April 22nd. Additionally our two new teams, Fausto Coppi Fermignano and Frecce Rosse were also at the start. In the women's race, GORINI MICHELA of Team Fausto Coppi won on her new CCT Evo. LAZZARI SILVER of Team Frecce Rosse took the second place of the mens field. All in all, the Granfondo Riccione was a racing event of a very special kind among the purpose of corratec - Passion of cycling. In Italy cycling is more than just a freetime activity, it´s lifestyle and fervor that you can feel at any time. Therefore, it was a special honor with our partners to take care of this unique event and we are looking forward to the cupcoming years.

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Ciclotel Travel - Bike Trips at the Costa Blanca

Costa Blanca, the new Mallorca for road cyclists? Ciclotel Travel offers all manner of ways to enjoy cycling and to let his passion run wild. The Costa Blanca also known as 'White Coast', provides the optimal conditions for a road bike or mountainbike tour. The Spanish Costa Blanca attracts early in the year with many hours of sunshine and a mild climate. Ideal conditions for the first kilometers of the season. But beware: In the mountainous back country, the muscles can be as sour as the lemons that grow along the way. Already many World Tour teams and professional triathletes have recognized the advantages of the region. At the same time more and more amateurs and pleasure cyclists are becoming aware of the region around Calpe and the Costa Blanca is developing into the new Mallorca as a hotspot for racing cyclists. Not only beautiful road bike trails, but also cool mountainbike tracks are offered at Ciclotel. Corratec is represented at Ciclotel Travel with the latest road, mountain and E-Bikes. The hotels that offer Ciclotel, are well choosen. They offer the cyclist after long and hard tours, a well deserved recovery package. In order to prepare well for the next day, there are delicious buffets and à la carte dishes in every hotel, which can be combined with the great bars. "Live like a pro, whatever level you are on with Ciclotel" the motto of the company Ciclotel Travel. Everyone is welcome, from professionals to pleasure cyclists, there is something for everyone in Costa Blanca.

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Local magazine reports about corratec and e-mobility

A local daily magazine namely OVB, reported about our company and the trend of e-bikes and e-mobility. Therefore the editor of the ressort economy visited our headquarter and interviewed the CEO Konrad Irlbacher. During this interview they discussed the importance of corratec for the regional labour market and the future trend of e-mobility. Corratec is a well embedded producer of bikes and is charactarized by unique technologies and goods. So developed the bavarian firm in 1997 the first road bike with disc brakes. Further technologies followed such as the Inside Link, the Fusion Tube Edge and finally in 2018 the integrated power pack with the Shadow Edge Tube. All among the claim of corratec: Passion of cycling. In 2011/2012 there was a change, pedelecs conquered the bike industry and created new possibilities for growth in a more and more saturated market. Nowadays there are more than 680.000 sold E-Bikes particularly in germany. And Konrad Irlbacher emphasized a further development: E-Mobility in large urban areas. E-Bikes could solve a lot of problems like limited parking areas and smog in cities with a great population such as Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich. This theory of Konrad Irlbacher can be underlined by a survey of one of the leading manufacturer of E-Bike power units, the german company Bosch. The main purpose of the survey is that already in ten years every second bike will have an electrical engine. Another special point of E-Bikes is that the so called time to market, the time from the development to the selling introduction, is relatively short and therefore the most competitors release almost every year a new technology and product range. This leads to the fact that the expectations of the customers in terms of novelties are tremendously. Corratec has to deal with this challenge. In 2018 the producer released a completely new world of corratec with the e-bike LifeS. The special geometry of the bike enables the rider to place the feed on the ground while staying seated in a comfortable position on the saddle. The image video became one of the most famous commercial movies in the bike industry and embedded corratec in a new world. For the future there are a lot of new ways to use the electrical engine, for instance the sector of sport e-mtb is getting even more important and also the road range is a possible field for e-bikes. Actually Konrad Irlbacher lead the company together with his wife Cielo Irlbacher. (OVB, Elisabeth Sennhenn, Wednesday the 17th of January 2018)

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RennRad reports about the team corratec rider Stefan Oettl

In the current issue 1/2 2018, the magazine "RennRad" reports on the career of one of the most successful team corratec riders, Stefan Oettl and his intensive connection to racing cycling. Stefan Oettl discovered his passion and talent for cycling relatively late, at the beginning of 30 years. The time before Oettl had no great relation to sports. In contrast, he worked 40 to 50 hours a week, smoked and weighed around 90 kilograms at a height of 1.74 meters. After a serious motorcycle accident in 2002, his life has changed. Initially, Oettl tried to rehabilitate with jogging and a healthy diet. In addition, he also stopped smoking. In 2006 he bought his first racing bike and a long and passionate relationship has begun. Already in 2008 he participates at the first large granfondo races and could also enter first successes, so he was already second in the demanding Engadin bike marathon. Starting in the 2014 season, Stefan is racing for the team corratec and has won immediately the Masters category of the Tour Transalp with his partner Wolfgang Hoffmann. Stefan is characterized by his physical strength. In combination with his unbounded will, he is a guarantee of success and continues to develop despite his advanced age. Stefan is a big name in the marathon scene today. Of his nearly 90 kilos, he has now reached almost 64 kilos. At the legendary Ötztal Cycling Marathon, which is considered the unofficial world championship for marathoners, Stefan rodes the 227 kilometers with more than 5000 vertical meters in 7 hours and 6 minutes, and took a sensational 6th place. Despite his success, Stefan is a real teamplayer and we are glad to have such a rider in our ranks. We are looking forward to 2018 and a further successful season with him.

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Velomotion releases the corratec e-trekking, city & urban novelties

The german magazine Velomotion presented the new E-Trekking, City & Urban collection on 14th of November 2017, as well as the brand new Shadow Edge Tube technology with the integrated Power Tube from Bosch. Above all, corratec LifeS and corratec Life were highlighted as two special highlights. Read the conclusion of Michael Faiß: "The new E-Citybike stands on small 20" wheels, which in turn come with wide balloon tires. The orientation is clear: The bike should be an equally stylish as practical companion for the city. The One Size Fits All frame, with its low-profile geometry, allows the feet to be placed comfortably on the ground when stopping, without having to move out of the saddle. In contrast to the brand new Life S, the corratec Life is something of an old acquaintance in the portfolio of the manufacturer from Upper Bavaria. Whether due to illness, age or overweight: The corratec Life offers here very good conditions to grant a pleasant and easy start here. The corratec C29 comes with wide 29-inch tires for extra comfort and traction off the beaten track - a great choice for those who want to take their bikes apart from everyday riding with their e-bikes. The E-Power 28 comes with classic 28 inch trekking tires and is a good allrounder. Somewhat more exotic in terms of its wheel size comes from the E-Power 26 low beginner. These bikes are equipped with the 26-inch standard that many have already declared "dead." However, the choice makes sense for some applications: The smaller wheels are usually stiffer and more stable than their large counterparts and the wheel is noticeably more agile with a smaller turning circle due to the shorter wheelbase; especially in the narrow city centers a very positive side effect. New in the model year 2018 is the Shadow Edge Tube technology. The all new Shadow Edge Tube protects the Bosch Battery Pack completely inside the down tube. Special reinforcements provide stability and a clever mechanism facilitates removal, despite the hollow interior. A total of four E-Power models will be available in 2018 with integrated batteries in the frame. "(Velomotion.de, Michael Faiß, 14th of November, 2017)

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Velomotion presents e-bike innovations 2018

Velomotion presents on 23.10.17 the new e-bike range from corratec. Probably the biggest innovation in the e-bike sector in 2018 is the widespread distribution of the integrated batteries. In the coming year, Corratec will use energy storage in the down tube of all E-MTBs. Bosch supplies the PowerTube 500 battery, which thanks to its compact, elongated shape can be integrated very well in the frame. At Corratec this is called Shadow Edge Tube. It makes the battery completely disappear in the frame and thus ensures a shapely and clear look. Nevertheless, the battery can be easily removed from the frame for charging. This intelligent cover mechanism was developed by corratec and is already patent pending. Along these pages run all the cables and wires, which can be reached so quickly and easily in a maintenance or repair case. On the other hand, one has also thought about an elegant attachment of the battery. This is quite an issue, especially frequent travelers will certainly take the battery during the tour from time to time and hang on the net. In addition, the new E-Fullys will come from 2018 with the Boost Standard. The rear hub grows in its width from 142 to 148 mm. The front hub has an increase from 100 to 110mm. Therefore, in frames with the BOOST standard in addition to the usual 29er wheels and 27.5 rear wheels can be mounted with Plus tires. The crank also pushes outward by 3mm, which provides additional stability in the area of the bottom bracket.

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