Glocknerkönig ULTRA category

The Glocknerkönig Ultra race is the third and at the same time hardest of the Glocknerkönig races. The route leads to the highest peak in the Alps officially reachable by bike, the Edelweißspitze at 2,571 m above sea level. The additional 7 hairpin bends and 143 vertical metres together with the average gradient of 14% push participants to the limits. At this altitude the air is thinner, and the cobbled road surface doesn’t help!

 

As the road closure of this section too finishes at 10.30 a.m., the turning at the Fuschertörl restaurant car park must be reached by 10.15 a.m. So, any rider registered for the Ultra event who doesn’t reach this deadline must continue to the Classic finish and will be ranked as such. Any Ultra competitor changing to Classic before the deadline of 10.15 a.m. will be registered as pulling out.

 

The road closure from the Ferleiten toll point to the Gasthof Fuscherlacke and Edelweißspitze is in place between 7 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. . For the descent, the road is closed from 6.30 a.m.. For the course of the whole event, Austrian road regulations apply.

Facts:

  • Start: 7 a.m. Dorfplatz Bruck
  • Distance: 28.9 km. Maximum gradient: 15%.  Vertical metres: 1.815
  • Route: Bruck 756m, Fusch 813m, Ferleiten 1.145m, turning to the Fuschertörl carpark at 2.428m, ascent to the summit through 7 more hairpins and on cobbles.
  • Finish: Edelweißspitze at 2.571m above sea level. The highest peak in the Alps officially reachable by bike.
  • Total height difference = 1.815 vertical metres
  • Refreshment point with tea and water at the Piffkar restaurant at 1.620m (KM 19,2)

Ultra categories

  • Adult M/F born in or after 1980
  • Master M/F born in or before 1979
     

There is no separate classification for road bikes and mountain bikes.

Participation is possible for everyone, also for athletes with or without a licence.

Included in the entry fee

  • Best possible track safety/event organization
  • Professional timekeeping by Datasport
  • free start gift
  • Total closure of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road (from the toll station in Ferleiten from 7.00 to 10.30 a.m.)
  • Professional medical service by the Rotes Kreuz
  • Breakdown service by Sport 2000 (spare parts have to be paid by yourself)
  • Food voucher for the noodle party on Saturday 
  • Supervised refreshment point with water and isotonic drink on the route
  • Freshly baked Kaiserschmarrn and tea at the finish line
  • Trophy / medals as well as material prizes for the first three of each class
  • Trophy / medals as well as prizes for the best 3 teams
  • Start number as a souvenir
  • Finisher medal for each participant
  • Massage to loosen up the calves
  • Clothes bag incl. transport to the finish

 

Timing: Computer chip timing provided by Fa. Datasport - Switzerland

Note: Our partner Datasport works since this year with the most accurate transponder system on the market. The timing chip is integrated into a saddle seat start number.

The chip deposit and chip rental are waived this year because they are disposable chips!

 

Ranking Ultra: For the first five finishers, the gross time will be taken. Thus, the first five rated according to the order of crossing the finish line (separately in men and women).
From here on the actual (net) time will be taken. The time of each starter is only triggered when crossing the start line.

Course record Ultra

The course record in the men's ultra classification has been held since 2019 by Michael Spögler with an incredible time of 1:23:39,4 h.

In the women's ultra classification, Esther Fennel has held it since 2018 with a top time of 1:41:28,4 h.