Info & photos Swiss Epic
The second Swiss Epic will take place in Graubünden from Tuesday to Saturday, 18 to 22 August 2020. In Arosa the race will be held from Wednesday morning to Friday noon, 19 to 21 August 2020.
The multi-day mountain bike stage race is part of the worldwide Epic Series. On the five daily stages covering 320 kilometres and 12,250 metres of altitude difference, the 220 two-man teams battle it out from Laax via Arosa to Davos. The Swiss Epic stands for a mountain bike race that is both physically and technically challenging, in which professional teams and passionate recreational mountain bikers take part. There are three teams competing for Arosa: Christoph Sauser and Silvio Bundi, the two former mountain bike professionals and winners of the Cape Epic in 2006, the brothers Thomas and Volker Martins from the comedy duo Chaos-Theater Oropax, and the locals Markus Thommen and Daniel Wohlgensinger.
1: Tuesday, 18 August 2020 Laax - Laax
2: Wednesday, 19 August 2020 Laax - Arosa
3: Thursday, 20 August 2020 Arosa - Arosa
4: Friday, 21 August 2020 Arosa - Davos
5: Saturday, 22 August 2020 Davos - Davos
Restrictions in the area
In the hiking and biking area of Arosa there are route diversions and restrictions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. At the relevant points, trail users will be advised of the race in good time, including the times given in the marching table. The information is already available when entering the hiking trails and forest roads as well as at the mountain railway stations. At the most important junctions, there are also numerous marshals and helpers for optimal coordination between racers and guests.
Information for spectators
The start / finish area is reserved for the riders, the organisation committee and the helpers. Spectators have limited access in an area around the finish line - the entrance is located at the House Jelen. A corresponding zone is marked and masks are compulsory. Spectators can also watch the race at the track, provided they keep a minimum distance of 1.5 metres and wear a mask. The best locations are at the following locations:
Wednesday: Ochsenalp from 11.00 a.m. / first finish professionals from 11.15 a.m. / broom waggon 6.30 p.m.
Thursday: 9.00 - 10.00 am start at Obersee / professionals from 9.15 am LAW middle station / 9.30 am Hörnli Peak / 10.30 am Ochsenalp / 11.00 am Arosa Bear Sanctuary / 11.10 a.m. finish at Obersee / broom waggon 4.45 pm
Friday: 8.00 - 9.00 a.m. Start at Obersee / professionals from 8.20 a.m. LAW middle station / 9.15 a.m. reservoir lake Isel
Restrictions on traffic in Tomelistrasse: Thursday, 20th August
From Wednesday to Friday the racers will be on different roads and hiking trails in Arosa. In view of the mountain bike race, the tomelis road between the Waldhotel Arosa and the Haus Furkablick (Alpinmedic) must be closed to all vehicle traffic from 10.30 to about 16.30 on Thursday, 20 August 2020. Pedestrians can pass through the street. We ask all road users concerned to exercise increased caution and to follow the instructions of the route officials. Thank you for your understanding.