Sprint

SPRINT is a complementary racing format to the multi-day non-stop ultracycling event TORTOUR and CHALLENGE. The distance is with around 270 kilometers significantly shorter and can only be ridden unaccompanied. As a solo rider, it’s a pretty long individual time trial through the beautiful pre-alpine landscape and experiencing unforgettable emotions. Since 270 kilometers unaccompanied can be pretty lonely, SPRINT can also be driven in teams of 2 or 3 since 2017 and since 2021 also in teams of 6-8 (TTT). Unlike in the other race formats, at SPRINT the teams always drive together.

Thanks to easier preparation and less effort – also logistically – SPRINT enables a low-cost entry into ultracycling sport with a great competition or, because of its simplicity, is also suitable for foreign participants.

All riders complete the entire route – the teams together. All participants therefore have to drive the entire kilometer.

REGISTRATION

SOLO

TEAM OF TWO

TEAM OF 3

Team time trial

ROUTE

(provisionally)

Note: The route is ridden clockwise.

Total
264 kilometers, 3667 meters in altitude
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Stage 1
1st stage: Sihlcity – Hemberg
75 kilometers, 1017 meters in altitude
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Stage 2
2nd stage: Hemberg – Buchs SG
63 kilometers, 1220 meters in altitude
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Stage 3
3rd stage: Buchs SG – Niederurnen
59 kilometers, 580 meters in altitude
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Stage 4
4th stage: Niederurnen – huts
36 kilometers, 640 meters in altitude
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Stage 5
5th stage: Hütten – Sihlcity
31 kilometers, 210 meters in altitude
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EVENT INFORMATION

Categories Entry fee * Remarks
Solo without a crew
(1F) Women CHF 290.-
(1M) + (1M / over 50) Men CHF 290.- (1M / over 50) Participants born until August 18, 1971 or older
Team of 2 without crew
(2) Open CHF 490.- Max. 20 teams
Team of 3 without crew
(3) Open CHF 690.- Max. 10 teams
TTT (without crew)
(6-8) Open CHF 1490.- Max. 10 teams


THE ENTRY FEE INCLUDES:

  • Event in Sihlcity, supporting program, award ceremony
  • TORTOUR ultracycling jersey, starter bag
  • Light belt and foot straps
  • Time measurement / GPS tracking (on loan)
  • Routebook, GPS route data
  • Signposting of the route
  • Velo marking
  • Catering at time stations

* Plus 2% administration fee on the entry fee.

The organizer expressly reserves the right to reject registrations.

A cancellation or interruption of the event for reasons of security, force majeure or other important causes does not trigger a reimbursement of the participation fee or claims for damages in favor of the participants. No claims for compensation can be made against Cycling Unlimited AG for hotel costs for supervisors or possible cancellation fees in the event that the event is canceled at short notice. If participation is canceled up to 6 weeks before the event, it can be transferred to the next event. Entry fees, however, will not be refunded. Not even in the case of a cancellation with a medical certificate. The organizer recommends taking out cancellation insurance. This is not offered by the organizer and is the responsibility of the participant.

Category Check in Prolog Start Finish line
Sprint solo Sa,
21.8.2021
04:00 am – 05:00 am
no prologue Sa,
21.8.2021
from 07:00 a.m.
Sa,
21.8.2021
Midnight
Sprint 2 Sa,
21.8.2021
04:00 am – 06:00 am
no prologue Sa,
21.8.2021
from 8 a.m.
Sa,
21.8.2021
Midnight
Sprint 3 Sa,
21.8.2021
04:00 am – 05:00 am
no prologue Sa,
21.8.2021
from 07:00 a.m.
Sa,
21.8.2021
Midnight
Sprint TTT (6-8) Sa,
21.8.2021
04:00 am – 05:00 am
no prologue Sa,
21.8.2021
from 8 a.m.
Sa,
21.8.2021
Midnight

 

opening hours

The timestations are defined control posts at which the participants have to register. Timestations are located directly on the route and are also the places in the race for teams where riders can be changed. All participants receive catering from WinForce at each time station.

 

SPRINT From Until
Sihlcity Sat, 21.8 06:00 Sat, 21.8 08:00
Hemberg Sat, 21.8 09:15 Sat, 21.8 12:30
Buchs SG Sat, 21.8 11:45 Sat, 21.8 15:15
Niederurnen Sat, 21.8 13:15 Sat, 21.8 18:00
Hütten Sat, 21.8 14:15 Sat, 21.8 20:00
Sihlcity Sat, 21.8 15:00 Sat, 21.8 21:00

 

The SPRINT is a sporting challenge and needs good preparation. To make things easier, we have put together a list that will help you prepare for the SPRINT.

What do you need to take part in the SPRINT?

  • 1 bike incl. Lighting (and spare batteries) for night driving
  • Reflective clothing for night driving
  • Clothing for all weather situations during the race (think of the mountains)
  • Food for the athlete
  • 1 mobile phone
  • RECOMMENDATION: Navigation device and repair kit (no mechanic support on the whole route)

 

What does every SPRINT driver get from the organizer?

  • Starter bag
  • A tracking set on loan
  • Start numbers for the athlete (without reflectors for the bike)
  • Illuminated vest and gaiters