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About the challenge

Welcome to the 2021 Transfagarasan Challenge!

Overview

THE FIRST EDITION OF THE CHALLENGE WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE 5TH OF July, 2021
AMATEUR CYCLING RACE WITH AROUND 350 PARTICIPANTS
1 DAY STAGE, 30 KILOMETERS AND 1487 METERS DIFFERENCE OF ALTITUDE

FIRST EDITION OF AN EXCITING

cycling challenge!

CATEGORIES

The competition is open to all local, national and international amateur riders, both women and men, that are at least 18 years old and is divided in the following categories:

 Men aged 18 to 29 (B1)

 Men aged 30 to 44 (B2)

 Men aged 45 to 59 (B3)

 Men aged 60+ (B4)

 Women aged 18 to 34 (F1)

Women aged 35 to 49 (F2)

Women aged 50+ (F3)

The beautiful region of Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania welcomes you to TRANSFĂGĂRĂȘAN CHALLENGE. It is a new competition, specially designed for amateur riders, which will be a part of the Sibiu Cycling Tour competition. The challenge will take place on the 5th of July 2021 and it will be a pre-race event opening for the pros stage of the competition. The first edition of the Transfăgărășan Challenge is expected to be one of the toughest amateur cycling races in Romania, but the participants will get the chance to enjoy riding on one of the most exciting roads in the world.

The Transfăgărășan mountain road was built in the 1970s by the communist regime of Romania serving the purpose of a strategic defense and military route and connecting the historic regions of Wallachia and Transylvania. It is 91 km long and reaches a peak altitude of 2.042m. Nowadays, the Transfăgărășan is a popular tourist attraction, offering spectacular views during the summertime and unforgettable alpine experiences in winter. The road passes close to the most important peaks of the Făgăraș mountains, the highest mountain range of the Romanian Carpathians.

Get ready to admire a spectacular mountain scenery with bald peaks, glacial lakes, stunning valleys, rapid falls and breathtaking heights. The competition is open to all those who want to test their limits but also to those who just want to feel the adrenaline of a real contest. Undoubtedly, Transfăgărășan Challenge will offer everyone the experience of a professional race. We invite all amateur cyclists and cycling sports clubs to the to ride the 30km of the Transfăgărășan Challenge, starting from Albota and ending at Bâlea Lac, on the most iconic and stunning road in Romania.

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