Tibetan Prayer Flags made of old Ötztaler Jerseys are hung in a hairpin shortly before reaching Timmelsjoch

The Myth of the Ötztal Cycling Marathon

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Esther

Being a passionate road cyclist, Esther Wilhelm believes cycling is... View author

“Every man should have a son, plant a tree and participate in the Ötztal Cycling Marathon,” says Austrian road cycling legend Wolfgang Steinmayr, 4-time winner of the Tour of Austria and competitor at the Ötztal Cycling Marathon in 2011.

Getting up early for the 6:45am kick-off pays off. (Copyright: Sportograf)

Getting up early for the 6:45am kick-off pays off. (Copyright: Sportograf)

Many road bike races cater to serious competitors, and some are even billed as being tougher than the ‘Ötztaler’ cycle sportive. And yet the myth of the Ötztal Cycling Marathon persists. How come?

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