Two popular stage races in Europe have set their dates for the 2008 season. The 11th annual Jeantext Bike Transalp is scheduled for July 19 to July 26, 2008. The race was postponed by one week so as not to conflict with the UEFA EURO 2008 in Austria and Switzerland. Registration for the first 250 teams opens on December 1; the remaining 250 teams will be drawn by a lottery of all application forms received by January 7.
The Craft Bike Trans Germany, which debuted in 2007, is scheduled for May 31 through June 7, 2008. Registration for it is already open.