Alpen Challenge Lenzerheide


With a total of almost 1000 participants, the Alpen Challenge Lenzerheide celebrated a successful return to Italy. At the 22nd edition of the cycling marathon with start and finish in the Roland Arena in Lantsch/Lenz, Belgian Frederic Glorieux came out on top after 194 kilometres with over 4500 metres of altitude and a riding time of 6:14:35 hours. Petra Eggenschwiler, 2018 Duathlon Long Distance World Champion, secured victory in the women's race. On the short distance over Albula and Julier, Fadri Barandun took the victory after an impressive solo ride. In the women's race, Lea Fuchs lived up to her role as favourite.

Europe's most beautiful bike marathon

The 117.4 and 191.3 kilometre routes of the Alpen Challenge lead over the most famous passes in Graubünden. No wonder, it is one of the most demanding races in the Alps.

The choice of which lap to ride can be made during the race. Depending on the decision, the Albula and Julier Passes or the Albula, Maloja and Splügen Passes will be ridden. The two routes with spectacular views, challenging climbs and breathtaking descents are the ultimate for ambitious cyclists and bikers and with their views of the Upper Engadine lakes, the rapid descent from the Maloja Pass, the beautiful ride through the Bergell and the unique Viamala Gorge a «Best Of Alps».

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Sebastian Jost