The Glocknerkönig Ultra race is the 4th 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 2,572 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, the turning at the Fuschertörl restaurant car park must be reached by 10:15. 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 will be registered as pulling out.
The road closure from the Ferleiten toll point to the Gasthof Fuscherlacke and Edelweißspitze is in place between 07:00 and 10:30. For the descent, the road is closed from 06:30. For the course of the whole event, Austrian road regulations apply.
Computer chip timing provided by Fa. Datasport - Switzerland
N.B. New: the chip is moulded into your start number. Chip rental: €5, chip activation: €40 (refunded after the event). If the chip is returned by post after the race, €20 will be refunded (processing fee).
Rankings: Men’s classic: for the first 20 finishers, the gross time is taken. The first 20 riders are taken in the order they cross the finish line. From the 21st finisher, the net time is taken, and from then on the actual time ridden is measured.
Ladies’ classic: The same applies as for the men, the gross time applies for the first 20 finishers.