Bikes of Monaco di Baviera Classic 2024

Bikes of Monaco di Baviera Classic 2024

20 June, 2024

Ralf Schmidt

Age: 53

Cap number: 21

Location: Germany

Bike: Specialized Roubaix, SRAM Force, Lights from Supernova,

Key items of kit: Apidura bags, Hydratrion west from Cyclite

Michal Hampl

Age: 51

Location: Czech Republic

Bike: Willier zero

Key items of kit: Shimano Dura Ace Di2 - 11, cranks Sram Quarq, wheels Mavic

Anders Koponen

Age: 39

Cap number: 36

Location: Espoo, Finland

Bike: Bianchi Sprint 105 Disc. 50-34 chainring and 11-34 cassette. 30 mm GP5000 tyres, tpu tubes.

Key items of kit: Down sleeping bag, alpkit bivy bag and 2mm thick foam pad for luxorius naps under the stars. Powercharger to charge the electronics (wahoo elemnt bolt v2, magicshine allty 1500s, 2x sigma infinity and phone) during icecream and coffee breaks and a 20 Ah powerbank. Mixed set of bags.

Jaroslav Zakravsky

Age: 39

Cap number: 31

Location: Beroun, Czech Republic

Bike: Scott Addict RC, Ultegra Di2, 50/34 front, 11-30 back, Roval 50mm wheels with Conti GP5000 tires

Key items of kit: All the bags from Czech brand Acepac, Garmin Edge 1040 computer, Meteor Storm front light, Garmin Varia back light. Still not sure if I should take aerobars. No sleeping stuff, will search for hotels when tired. A lot of cash for coffee stops :)

Georg Lindner

Age: 29

Cap number: 28

Location: Upper Austria

Bike: Parapera Atmos

Key items of kit: Cyclite Bags, SON Dyno Hub, Supernova M99 dy pro Frontlight + Supernova E3 Tail Light

Iñaki Camino Ezpeleta

Age: 37

Cap number: 11

Location: From Peralta, Spain; living in Munich, Germany

Bike: I am using my Cube Agree C62 Pro (2022) with Decathlon Aptonia Aerobars. Groupset: Sram Rival Etap AXS 2x12 including Sram AXS Wireless Blips. Wheelset: Fulcrum Racing 77 DB

Key items of kit: I decided to go light by not taking any saddle bag (just a Decathlon Riverside 1L bag for the tools) to give the bike more agility by climbing. Also I use AGU frame-bag (3L), AGU top-tube bag (0,7L) and ROVATIV handlebar bag (9,5L). My sleeping system is formed by a Carinthia G180 sleeping bag and a No-brand ultralight mat. As lighting I use a X-Tiger front-light and a LifeLine Aero rear-light. For navigation: Garmin Edge Explore 2.

Ferruccio Labita

Age: 45

Cap number: 25

Location: München

Bike: Storck Grix Pro

Key items of kit: Laufräder:

  • Hinten DT Swiss GR1600
  • Vorne DT Swiss R470
  • Nabe (Vorderrad SON Dynamo)
  • Reifen (32x700 Conti GP5000 AllSeasen))
  • Tubeless-System


  • Kettenblätter (31/48 )
  • Kurbelgarnitur ( GRX800 )
  • Kassette (11-39, 11-fach )


  • Beleuchtung vorne (Towild1000, Ersatz Gloworm X2)
  • Beleuchtung hinten (Garmin Varia RTL515 )
  • Fahrradcomputer ( Garmin 830 )


  • Oberrohrtasche (Cyclite 2,2l)
  • Rahmentasche (Apidura 4,5l)
  • Satteltasche (Ortlieb 7l)

Werkzeug und Ersatzteile:

  • Multitool
  • Ersatzschläuch / Tubeless-Reparaturkit
  • Mini-Pumpe / CO2-Inflator
  • Flickzeug
  • Kettennieter

Robert Sovina

Age: 46

Cap number: 9

Location: Munic

Bike: Wilier Garda / SRAM Force/Rival

Key items of kit: CYCLite & Apidura Bags / Lupine Light / Wahoo Roam / Newmen Wheels /

Andreas Roelfs

Age: 40

Cap number: 72

Location: Munich

Bike: Cube agree c62 Ultegra 2x11 50/34 36/11 Fulcrum zero carbon rims Conti 5000 tr s 28mm

Key items of kit: Apidura Top Tube 2L, Frame Bag 4L plus 7L searbag. Wahoo Roam. Garmin Varia real light and Knog PWR 5000 as Frontlight.

Aitor Benavent Cabañas

Age: 41

Cap number: 75

Location: Munich

Bike: - 3T exploro Race

  • CampagnoloEkar gruppe - 38 front, cassette 9-36
  • Shamal - with continental 5000 - 28mm

Key items of kit: - Cyclite bag set.

  • FidLock bottel.
  • Luky Idem: My childer custom paint stickers.

Volker Drastik

Age: 51

Cap number: 26

Location: Bavaria

Bike: Spezialized 2020 Roubaix Comp

Key items of kit: Fulcrum Racing Zero Al, Ottlieb and Cyclite bags

Philipp Baumann

Cap number: 72b

Location: Baden, Switzerland

Bike: Orbea Terra 2021

Key items of kit: Custom Rockgeist Framebag, Apidura Saddle Bag 7l, Cyclite Toptube Bag, Apidura Downtube Bag


Cap number: 71

Location: Osnabrück

Bike: Trek - „Willi“ ☺️

Key items of kit: Saddle bag Top tube Frame pack Food pouches Small handlebar bag

Joshua Hampp

Age: 35

Cap number: 2

Location: Lindau (Bodensee)

Bike: Rose Six Lite Absolute Black Kettenblätter 48/32 Kassette 11-32

Key items of kit: Cyclite, Apidura, B + M Ixon IQ Premium, Fidlock, Garmin Edge 1040

Raffael Hanschmann

Cap number: 45

Bike: Cannondale SuperSix Evo 2022

Key items of kit: 46/30 crankset and 11-34 cassette for climbing.

Erik Lommel

Age: 33

Cap number: 44

Location: Neustadt an der Weinstraße DE

Bike: Giant Defy Advanced 1 2023, Hunt Carbon 50 Disc Wheelset, Syntace C3 Aerobars

Key items of kit: Giant H2Pro bikepacking bags, Lupine SL Frontlight, Wahoo Roam and Bolt, INIU 20.000 mAh Powerbank + 10.0000 mAh Powerbank, Sigma Aurora front and backlight (reserve),

Joris Bosch

Age: 43

Cap number: 3

Location: Utrecht - Netherlands

Bike: Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1

Key items of kit: Ultegra 36/52 and 11-34.

HUNT Superdura wheels with 700x28 Conti’s GP5000 4-season. SON hub dynamo. SON Edelux 2 frontlight. Supernova E3 rearlight. Lezyne spare light. Sinewave converter. Wahoo Roam. Topeak bags.

Ray Dulieu

Age: 58

Cap number: 47

Location: Belgium

Bike: Specialized Aethos

Key items of kit: SRAM Red 46/34 - 10/36 Sun28 hub dynamo on Hunt wheel Klite front light and converter Hammerhead Karoo2 with route planned on Komoot Tailfin rear bag to carry all the rain gear Apidura top and frame bag

Max Riese

Age: 34

Cap number: 48

Location: Salzburg, Austria

Bike: Cervélo Caledonia-5 SRAM Red AXS 49-35t front, 10-36t rear Reserve 40|44 Wheels with Pirelli P ZERO tires in 28mm ZIPP Vuka Aero Bars and Service Course Bar Tape with Gel Pads Posedla Joyseat Custom 3D Printed Saddle

Key items of kit: Tailfin TopTube Bag and Frame Bag Ortlieb Micro Two Saddle Bag Wahoo Roam v2 GPS GRAVGRAV ASS SAVER WinWing 2 Full 7Mesh kit with Freeflow insulated jacket, Oro shakedry jacket and Revo Pants BBB Strike 2000 front and rear light SILCA Hot Waxed Chain and Sicuro bottle cages as well as Gravelero Pump and Ratchet tool Rescue Blanket for the win. 😂

Bastian Völkl

Age: 28

Cap number: 23

Location: Bayreuth, Germany

Bike: Time ADHX with Lilienthal Wheels and GP 5000 AS TR 32 mm tires. 11-Speed Shimano GRX di2 with 46/30 in the front and 11-40 in the back.

Key items of kit: Cyclite Saddlebag Small, 8 € Aliexpress Framebag, USWE Race 2.0 hydration pack and Lupine lights (SL Nano AF, Rotlich max).

Ehud Gera

Age: 35

Cap number: 30

Location: Italy

Bike: Giant tcr advanced 1, 11-speed, 11x30, 28mm tubeless Hutchinson challenger tyres

Key items of kit: Apidura 14L saddle bag with compact sleeping bag for more flexibility (still left the inflated mattress at home to save weight and space)+ 1L frame bag + 0,5L top tube bag. Saddle bag stabiliser with 2 extra water bottles. Profile design legacy II aerobars Magicshine anterior and posterior lights.

Sebastian Amon

Age: 28

Cap number: 40

Location: Germany

Bike: Introducing the sleek and sturdy Cannondale Carbon Ultegra RX 2 with a 2x11 Ultegra groupset, designed to tackle both on and off-road adventures with grace and grit. Rolling on the Hunt 4 Season Superdura Disc wheelset paired with the reliable SON hub dynamo ensures your lights never go dim, no matter how far you ride — unless, of course, you decide to climb those mountains at a snail's pace. Clad in Continental Grand Prix 5000 tires (30x622), smooth sailing is guaranteed even on roads that feel like they've been paved by a herd of stampeding elephants.

For those extra comfy miles, my bike is equipped with Profildesign A135 aerobars, complete with 40 mm spacers to keep me cruising in comfort. With so many elevation gains on the horizon, I wonder just how often I'll be leaning on these bars!

Key items of kit: My bikepacking setup is a blend of practicality and a dash of whimsy. Sleeping under the stars is a breeze with my sleep system: a cozy down sleeping bag, an ultralight mat, and a snug MSR bivy. Lighting up the night is the Supernova E3 Pure 3 dynamo light, complemented by the compatible Supernova E3 Tail Light 2.

The Topeak Backloader (15L) might be a bit large for an ultracycling race, but it offers plenty of space for carrying a lot of food — because snack breaks are essential! The rest of my bags are custom-made from refelctive fabrics, perfectly tailored to fit my frame.