Flüela Challenge on Sunday, September 16, is a time trial effort up Flüelapass for age groupers and professional athletes. The breathtaking and well maintained alpine road climbs the pass over 12 kilometers and covers an altitude difference of 810 meters.
The distance can be covered per road bike, rollerski, inline-skates or by running. The finishline is on top of Flüelapass.
Athletes of each discipline will be ranked separately as well as in a general ranking. Additionally, a team ranking is planned.
How many runners will be faster than an average biker or inline skater?
How much time will you lose compared to pro athletes of each sport? Find out for yourself!
The starting line is located at the bus stop "Stilli" (Oberhöfji) on the road leading to Flüelapass. The finishline is on top of Flüelapass (Hospiz) on 2383 meters above sea level.
Participants of the "Ride the Alps" cycle on the same course as the Flüela Challenge, but will start earlier.
Who is keen to add some more challenges, can cycle to Susch and back. The road from Hospiz to Susch is not officially closed (but less frequented due to the closure on top), so take care.
For each discipline there will be at least a women and men group. With growing start fields, age groups will be defined.
While registering, athletes will be asked to make a realistic estimation of their expected performance, choosing one of the following categories:
This indication will be used for choosing the appropriate starting times. Slower athletes will be given more time to complete the challenge. Thank you!