Eibegger Austrian climbing champ

Markus Eibegger of Team Elk Haus successfully defended his title as national mountain champion. Michael Pichler and Hans-Peter Obwaller of RC ARBÖ Wels Gourmetfein finished second and third on the 53.2 kilometre course in Bludenz.

"It was a perfectly organized race: from the barriers, to the audience, to the perfect course," said national trainer Franz Hartl. "And with Markus Eibegger, a strong rider won."

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