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ARLBERG Giro 2024
Cycling finds its home for the 13th time in St. Anton am Arlberg. 1,500 professionals and amateur athletes follow the call of the Arlberg and get on their bikes on August 4th, 2024.
The ARLBERG Giro is regarded as one of the most beautiful cycling races in the Alpine region. The impressive 150-kilometer route takes participants along winding mountain roads through breathtaking landscapes. Ambitious cyclists from all over the world compete for victory for the thirteenth time, tackling 2,500 meters of elevation gain. After starting in the early morning in St. Anton am Arlberg, it's time to start pedaling, as the Arlberg Pass is the first challenge: a 15 percent gradient requiring concentrated muscular strength and endurance. Once the initial hurdle is overcome, athletes can recover their strength on the way to Bludenz before tackling the sweat-inducing ascent through Montafon. The stunning panorama compensates for the approximately 15-kilometer steep climb. Despite the effort, speed is crucial: Regardless of the final race result, the fastest cyclists of the Giro are determined and crowned as the "Queen and King of the Mountain" based on a second timing on this section of the route. Once the highest point, Bieler Höhe at 2,032 meters, is reached, it's time to descend again via the Silvretta High Alpine Road. From there, the race route leads through Paznaun into Stanzertal and then back to the finish line in St. Anton am Arlberg.
An exciting supporting program complements the ARLBERG Giro.
From August 2nd to 4th, 2024, the focus at the Arlberg is on cycling. The preparations are in full swing in the days leading up to the competition: distribution of race numbers, participant briefing, and a nourishing portion of pasta at the Pasta Party provide athletes with the optimal foundation for peak performance. Spectators and cycling enthusiasts also have the opportunity to explore the world of cycling at the ARLBERG Giro Expo: on Friday and Saturday, everything revolves around biking on an area of 1000 m².