Date 15.-21.7.2018

Stage Preview: Brixen - St. Vigil

Distance: 62.99 km

Metres of climbing: 2,668 m

Cols: Plose (2,200 m), Wuerzjoch (1.991 m), Col da Ermo (1,560 m)

Difficulty: ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤

Also the second day of the BIKE Transalp powered by Sigma starts with some well-trodden climbing as – just like in 2013 – participants have to crest the 18 kilometres long ascent to Plose. However, the Brixen's local mountain will already be crossed via Rossalm this time.

Nevertheless, it's still a stiff piece of work as this gradient is nothing less than one of the longest in Transalp history.

And while it's only a bit more than 60 km to the finish in St. Vigil, racers will also have to conquer the famous Wuerzjoch as well as a nasty ramp to Col da Ermo.

In addition, the final kilometres of this stage also pack a punch as St. Vigil features the sole mountain-top finish with the ascent (200 m) starting in Zwischenwasser.

But thanks to stunning views in the wonderful Dolomites and some unforgettable singletrack adventures the second day of the anniversary edition promises a decent concentrate for calves, eyes and the fun receptors in the brain.