The race had 81km and 3.310hm, while the finish was at the peak of the Kronplatz at 2.275m. The route is nearly always on terrain, asphalt sections are hardly existing. Of course this is much better, but harder to ride. From the beginning I knew that I couldn’t go with the top. This year I didn’t train so many long units that I could compete a mountain bike marathon with the best over four hours. I rode the race in my way, which worked well for the first three hours, then I started to feel the height. We had to manage the Kronplatz peak up to 2.275m twice. In the end, I finished the race on the 15th place in my category. I am still quite satisfied, because races on these heights are really demanding.
Another reason why I also wanted to be part of the race was my great accommodation. I have to thank the family Call „My Excelsior – dolomites life resort“, where I spend three wonderful days and as a highlight the KronplatzKing took place on Sunday. Thanks again to the organizer, it was a great event.
pictures: (c)wisthaler; (c)kronplatz; (c) privat