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36th Int. Kitzbuehel Horn Mountain-Cycle Race

Jul 23, 2016 :: The Race to the Kitzbuehel Horn summit has a great tradition. Since 1971, with only a few years break, the winners have to tackle on one of the hardest mountain bike routes in on the circuit. Traditionally the professionals of the Tour of Austria are the center of interest from the start of July at the Int. Kitzbuehel Horn mountain bike race challenge. It also attracts amateur and hobby cyclists with their supporters from near and far. This classic will take place this year on the Horn on Saturday 23rd July 2016 at 10:45hr. for the 36th time.

"The Kitzbuehel Horn is one of the toughest climbs in international cycling .The Tyrolean 2 wheel legend Georg Totschnig describes the 22.3% steep climb to the alpine house as similar to Alpe d'Huez," Throughout the year, thousands of amateur cyclists storm the mountain, which in Austria, in terms of popularity, is comparable only to the Grossglockner. With a permanently installed timekeeping device, riders can record their times and subscribe to an annual ranking.

The Kitzbuehel Horn is the steepest mountain cycle race in Austria. 865 meters vertical rise in only 7.1 km long is a challenge which means an average gradient of 12.5%. On the last kilometre, just above the Goinger Alm, is the most difficult "ramp" with exactly 22.3% slope. The road to the summit of the Kitzbuehel Horn (2000 m) and all the enormous difficulties puts similar roads in the Alps in the shade. From the city center it is deceiving how steep it is because from Kitzbuehel to the foot of the scenic road to the starting point "Höglern" (altitude 791 m) seems quite easy, then the race begins!

The course record from Högler-Bauern to the Alpenhaus (1,666 m) is held by the Austrian youngster Thomas Rohregger. On 10 July 2007, he stormed in the Tour of Austria in 28:24 minutes to the Alpenhaus. For recreational cyclists it would take, on average between 40 and 50 minutes and be thought of as excellent. By the Int. Mountain bike race from 1971 to 1995 ("Big Mountain Prize of Europe") the Kitzbuehel Horn was made a legend of cycling. The horn was regarded at that time as the most difficult mountain test in Europe. Grat names such as Lucien van Impe (NL), Beat Breu (SUI), Wolfgang Steinmayr (AUT) oder Rudolf Mitteregger (AUT) put their names on the winners' list. After a few years break, the series was introduced in 2006. Fans and coach loads of cyclists get an early start on race day from 11 clock in the morning with a drink on the sun terrace of the Alpine House (1.666m). From 13.00hr no cars are permitted on the access road. It is recommended to use the Horn train.

Entries are accepted by the organizing body SV Kitzsport.

Late entries will be accepted until one hour before the start against a surcharge
Contact und Information:
Tel: +43 664 1249455

Facts and Figures

 Date & Time  Saturday, 23rd July 2016, 10:45hr
 Start  Kitzbühel City Centre
 Race Start  "Höglern"
 Finish  Alpenhaus Kitzbueheler Horn
 Height Race Start  791 m
 Height Finish  1.666 m
 Length  7,1 km
 Altitude  865 hm
 Registration  Sportverein Kitzsport:
 Course Record  Thomas Rohregger - 28,24 min

KitzHorn Challenge - Movie

International Kitzbuehel Horn Mountain-Cycle Race – The past winners from (Höglern bis Alpenhaus)

1971 STEINMAYR Wolfgang AUT 35:45
1972 STEINMAYR Wolfgang AUT 34:17
1973 STEINMAYR Wolfgang AUT 31:21
1974 STEINMAYR Wolfgang AUT 31:17
1975 VAN IMPE Lucien BEL 30:03
1975 MITTEREGGER Rudolf AUT 33:02
1976 STEINMAYR Wolfgang AUT 31:25
1977 MITTEREGGER Rudolf AUT 31:17
1978 SCHÖLLBERGER Anton AUT 32:35
1979 MITTEREGGER Rudolf AUT 31:18
1980 BARONCHELLI Gibi ITA 30:41
1981 BREU Beat SUI 29:45
1982 BREU Beat SUI 29:34
1983 BREU Beat SUI 29:01
1984 BREU Beat SUI 30:32
1985 BREU Beat  SUI 29:31
1986 BREU Beat SUI 28:53
1987 BREU Beat SUI -
1988 BREU Beat SUI 30:21
1989 BREU Beat SUI 29:11
1990 BREU Beat SUI 30:09
1991 KÄSER Bernhard GER 30:58
1992 STREIT Gerhard AUT 30:51
1993 STREIT Gerhard AUT 32:11
1994 STREIT Gerhard AUT 30:56
1995 STREIT Gerhard AUT 31:10
1996 - 2005    
2006 OBWALLER Hans-Peter AUT 29:33
2007 ORTNER Andreas GER 29:38
2008 ORTNER Andreas GER 30:46
2009 LINK Florian GER 31:04
2010 LEOPOLD Hans-Jörg AUT 30:14
2011 LINK Florian GER 31:14
2012 SCHÖFFMANN Martin AUT 29:56
2013 WÖHRER David AUT 29:55
2014 HOFMANN Wolfgang GER 32:33



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