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Trans Germany breaks new ground

By:
Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor
Published:
October 12, 2009, 20:18 BST,
Updated:
October 12, 2009, 21:20 BST
Edition:
MTB News & Racing Round-up, October 13, 2009
Race:
Trans Germany
Peter Musch rides in the Trans Germany.

Peter Musch rides in the Trans Germany.

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2010 will bring fewer days and a new route

In its fourth year the Trans Germany is striking out on a new path. True to its motto of "travelling through the most attractive mountain bike areas of Germany", the stage race will be organised on a new route for 2010. In the years to come, several other course alternatives will be used.

In 2010, the race will shrink to four days and move to a slightly earlier spot on the calendar, June 2-5. It will happen in the southwestern part of Germany, tentatively kicking off in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and stopping in Tannheimer Tal, Pfronten and Sonthofen as well as finishing in Bregenz right at the Lake Constance. More than 250km and 10,000m of climb will have to be mastered.

Although the race will take place using new stages, the format will remain the same and include solo racers or teams of four. Registration will open at the end of November.

The 2008 edition was won by Thomas Dietsch (Team Bulls) and Esther Süss (Wheeler iXs Pro Team).

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