Ischgl summons participants to the 26th Ischgl Ironbike 2021

Last updated on 10. December 2020

On 7 August 2021, the motto will once again be hard, harder, Ischgl Ironbike. The legendary cult race comprises 76.6 km, 3,700m of altitude, steep ramps and spectacular single trails, making it one of the hardest and most challenging mountain biking races in Europe. Registration is open now.

Ischgl summons participants to the 26th Ischgl Ironbike 2021 © TVB Paznaun-Ischgl

The 26th Ischgl Ironbike will take place for the 5th time this year from 4 to 7 August as part of a four-day mountain biking event. The programme features the Ischgl Ironbike UCI Stage Race S1 which will see professionals and amateurs battle it out for UCI points towards the world rankings, a spectacular night race on the Idalp in the form of the Alpenhaus Trophy and the Ischgl Ironbike Marathon with Light, Medium and Hard routes, counting towards the ÖRV Marathon Cup 2021. Add to this the popular E-Bike Fox Hunt for all participants, the Kids & Juniors Trophy for the stars of tomorrow and a wide-ranging accompanying programme with guided tours of the impressive backdrop of the Silvretta Massif. Those who book early receive a discount on their entry fee. Registration is open now. All information on the programme, individual races and registration can be found here: www.ischglironbike.com.

Participants kick off the Ischgl Ironbike UCI Stage Race S1 with a fast initial stage as part of an exciting individual time trial on 4 August © TVB Paznaun-Ischgl

Ischgl Ironbike UCI Stage Race S1

Anyone wishing to secure overall victory and collect valuable UCI points for the world rankings will have to complete all four races of the Ischgl Ironbike UCI Stage Race S1 from 4 to 7 August 2021. It will kick off with the individual time trial (4.8.) then on to the Alpenhaus Trophy on the Idalp (5.8.) and the spectacular Short Track (6.8.). On Saturday, the programme features the legendary Ischgl Ironbike Marathon Hard (7.8.). Every second counts in the Stage Race overall results because all times are added together at the end. The race is open to both professionals and amateurs and is assessed separately for both categories.

Stage 1: Ischgl Ironbike Individual Time Trial

Participants kick off the Ischgl Ironbike UCI Stage Race S1 with a fast initial stage as part of an exciting individual time trial on 4 August. The circular route leads over 7.19 km and 246m of altitude. The route follows asphalt and gravel trails as riders battle it out against the clock and their competito.

Around 1,000m of altitude at night await participants of the Alpenhaus Trophy on 5 August from 19.30 © TVB Paznaun-Ischgl

Stage 2: Ischgl Ironbike Alpenhaus Trophy

Around 1,000m of altitude at night await participants of the Alpenhaus Trophy on 5 August from 19.30. The floodlit trail leads over a distance of 7.65 km and 957m of altitude from the centre of Ischgl to the Idalp. The destination is the Alpenhaus at an altitude of 2,320m.

Stage 3: Ischgl Ironbike Short Track

The spectacular Short Track promises to offer a hotly contested head-to-head duel on 6 August from 18.00. The motto for all sprinters: give it your all for 25 minutes over the 3.12 km circular route with its 104m of altitude.

The spectacular Short Track promises to offer a hotly contested head-to-head duel on 6 August from 18.00 © TVB Paznaun-Ischgl

Stage 4: Ischgl Ironbike Marathon Hard

The excitement really mounts over the Ultimate Distance, the Ischgl Ironbike Marathon Hard, on 7 August. Cheered on by enthusiastic spectators, athletes will battle it out through the impressive natural backdrop of the Silvretta Massif over a distance of 76.64 km and 3,700m of altitude. The overall winner of the Ischgl Ironbike UCI Stage Race S1 will be decided over one of Europe’s toughest races.

Register soon and save money!

Participants who sign up first will save money on the Ischgl Ironbike: registering by 31 December for the Ischgl Ironbike Marathon costs 34 instead of 68 euros for the Light route and 44 instead of 78 euros for the Medium and Hard routes. Those who only wish to participate in the Alpenhaus Trophy pay 30 instead of 52 euros before 31 December. Participants of the Ischgl Ironbike UCI Stage Race S1 pay 74 instead of 130 euros when they register by 31 December.

All information about the programme, routes, prices and registration can be found at: www.ischglironbike.com or www.ischgl.com/en.

The Kids & Juniors Trophy for the stars of tomorrow will take place on 6 August © TVB Paznaun-Ischgl

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