We now know the winners of the 26th Ischgl Ironbike Marathon: After 76.8 kilometres and 3,700 m elevation gain in one of Europe’s toughest mountain bike marathon races, Urs Huber in the men’s race and Ariane Lüthi in the ladies’ race claimed a place on the podium.
Save the Date: The 27th Ischgl Ironbike will be held from August 5th to 6th, 2022.
At the 26th Ischgl Ironbike Marathon, 1,000 mountain bikers competed from August 4th to 7th, 2021 in various individual and stage races as well as on the Ironbike-routes – “Hard” over 76.8 kilometres, “Medium” over 49.7 kilometres or “Light” over 29.6 kilometres – for valuable seconds. Exciting contests, such as the four-part UCI Stage Race S1, the night-time Hillclimb “Ischgl Alpenhaus Trophy” or the “Ironbike Kids & Juniors Trophy” were all enthusiastically received by both riders and spectators.
Gold for Urs Huber and Ariane Lüthi at the 26th Ischgl Ironbike Marathon
On August 7th, pros and amateurs demonstrated their personal bests at the 26th Ischgl Ironbike Marathon on three routes of varying challenge. Depending on fitness level, there was a choice between the routes Hard (76.8 kilometres and 3,700 m elevation gain), Medium (49.7 kilometres and 2,098 m elevation gain) and Light (29.6 kilometres and 849 m elevation gain). The supreme discipline was won by Urs Huber from Switzerland with a time of 3:53.41,4 in the men’s and Ariane Lüthi also from Switzerland with a time of 5:00.37,2 in the ladies’ race. Gold over the Medium-distance was taken by Noah Laschewski from Germany with a time of 2:28.18,0 and Tinetta Strimer from Switzerland with a time of 2:57.59,0. Taking top spots on the podium for the Light-route were Luca Hertner from Germany with a time of 1:10.06,2 and Paulina Spindler also from Germany with a time of 1:25.39,3.