Markus Hager Leader after 2/3 of the race


German Markus Hager is leading the solo division of Race Around Austria 2017. The 48-year-old German reached the most-western Point of the route after less than three days. He is now climbing Faschinajoch and Hochtannberg bevor returning to Tyrol. Hager has to cycle 800 kilometres until the finish line.

German Markus Hager is on his way to score Germany's first win at the extreme solo division of Race Around Austria. "I'm feeling still in a good shape. It wasn't an easy day with all the rain while I was climbing", tells Hager our photographers who catched him at Silvretta. He is four and a half our ahead of Ralph Diseviscourt and Lukas Kienreich.

Austrian Kienreich can count on prominent helpers. Current Race Across America winner Christoph Strasser cheered for his mate and former RAAM-winner Severin Zotter is sitting in Kienreich's pace car.

"Lukas had a solid day. Especially climbing Großglockner was a big challenge for him due to the weather conditions", describes Zotter. The women's division is leaded by 49-year-old Daniela Genovesi from Brazil. Second-placed at the moment is Swiss Isabelle Pulver. Austrian Cornelia Tschenet had to retire due to exhaustion.

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