Temperatures of about 2 degrees °C at the top of the Furkpass, snow, rain and dense fog demanded everything from the cyclists and helpers in the race over the three days. Despite the challenging weather, the participants this year again called the TORTOUR a great event, a piece of priceless team experience and a very personal adventure.
The exceedingly cold weather, snow and rain probably made the 6th TORTOUR one of the toughest challenges ever for the 554 participants. The winner in the TORTOUR Solo Men category is Austria’s Severin Zotter, clocking in a time of 36 hours, 32 minutes and 43 seconds. The solo racer Nicole Reist from Switzerland managed the 1000 km and 14,500 metres in altitude difference around Switzerland in 43 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds.
“The weather conditions in this race were certainly a borderline experience. This makes my victory in these conditions all the greater a reward. The TORTOUR with its varied stages, from flat sections to breathtaking mountain landscapes, is an impressive event,” said solo cyclist Severin Zotter about his TORTOUR experience.
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