Bikes of Three Peaks Bike Race

Bikes of Three Peaks Bike Race

3 July, 2024

Cyril Ledermann

Age: 40

Cap number: 152

Location: Lausanne

Bike: Open U.P Shimano ultegra Di2 (with 105 rear derailleur for 34/36) Powermetter power2max Hunt Wheels Fizik Antares 3t and profil design

Key items of kit: 3 apidura bags Front light Exposure light Sleeping : Thermarest uberlight mat Emergency bivy bag

Oliver Gronewald

Age: 52

Cap number: 272

Location: Korschenbroich, Germany

Bike: Giant Revolt Advanced Pro (2021) GRX Di2 32mm Continental GP 4 Season tyres

Key items of kit: Apidura frame bags and hydration pack , Cyclite bag, Tailfin Aero, Lupine SL AF, Lezyne Mini Drive 400+, Lezyne Backlight, Cateye Backlight, Exposure Diablo MK13 head lamp, Sea-to-summit sleeping bag, Therma Rest Uberlite sleeping mat, SOL emergency bivy, Wahoo Elemnt Roam

Hans-Georg Acker

Age: 59

Cap number: 64

Location: Grafing b. München

Bike: Colnago Prestige, Shimano Ultegra-11, 46-30 / 11-30, Campa Shamal with Conti5000/30mm

Key items of kit: Ortlieb bags (up to 11l, 4l, 0,8l), Sea-to-Summit Spark SP0 + UL Mat, Ortovox bivvy bag, Nordisk Aften pillow for cozy nights, 1 x change of clothes, Overshoes+Gloves+Mavic Cosmic H2Orain jacket against rainy weather, possibly Salewa down jacket, GribGrab arm + leg warmers, Lezyne 1300xxl + Trelock LS950 Front- and Lezyne Strip Drive (2x) Rearlights, 20k-mAh Powerbank, Garmin Edge 840 + 530 (backup), Brakedown tools, 3 bottles for liquid, Hygiene items and a lot of Chamois cream. Hopefully that was enough product advertising :).

Elie Cucurou

Age: 21

Cap number: 7

Location: france

Bike: I welded my frame by myself when I was 17. I wanted a bike made in Europe with Columbus Zona tubes. I also wanted it to be as original as possible, so that people who pass me would immediately recognize me (that explains the bright orange color). It took me a whole year to build this bike, it all started with the design on bikecad. Then there was the choice of parts, so I have the only groupset Camplagnolo record single chainring, I replaced all the bearings with ceramic bearings.

  • My seat post and handlebars are carbon sworks.
  • I have a ChrisKing headset.
  • my saddle and mirror are from the BERTOUD brand

Once I succed the medecine school exam I bought customized wheels and a system to be self-sufficient in electricity, I have a front and rear headlight from son and a forumslader to charge my devices (he is a German geek who created this to be able to charge your devices with fast charging even when you are stopped). This entire system is powered by a son dynamo.

Key items of kit: I wanted the most optimized bags for my needs (I'm a psychopath for order and optimization). I learned to sew from my grandmother when I was younger, so I just took out my sewing machine. My bags are made of dynema, XPAC, parachute canvas and wake board sail.

  • in the saddle bag I have SEA TO SUMMIT a “Reactor Extreme Sleeping Bag Liner”.
  • in the wheel bag there is a very easy-to-access rain windbreaker.
  • in the frame bag there is a bivi from SOL, my mattress, a spare shorts and a spare jersey?
  • in the downtube container there is my repair equipment, my toiletry bag and my reflective vest.
  • in my top tube bag there is a jacket, my arm warmers, my gloves for the cold, and a space for food.
  • between my extensions bars there is a sort of aero food pouch which I will use to put all kinds of things (food, drinks)


Age: 56

Cap number: 109

Location: Guardabosone

Bike: Wilier Rave SRL

Key items of kit: Light

Rene Brauen

Age: 44

Cap number: 300

Location: Switzerland

Bike: Look 795 Blade RS

Key items of kit: Di2 2x11 50/34 11/30

Quentin COLLIN

Age: 34

Cap number: 294

Location: Bayonne, France

Bike: Origine Axxome II GTR Evo Ultra (2022) Groupes : Sram Eagle Axe 1x40 - 11x32 Wheelset : Orion C35 Pro Tires : Continental GP5000 S TR 30mm (tubeless)

Key items of kit: Front light : Exposure Strada SB + Go'lum Prom 2 Rear light : Lezyne strip + Lezyne Zecto max 250

Bags: -Tailfin aeropack -Homemade bag for aero bars -2 Food pouch Homemade also -Apidura Racing 0.5L top tube Pack

Sleep system : -Exped AirMat HL -Tera Moonlight bivy

Clothes : Down jacket, rain jacket, winter gloves, shoe cover, rain pants, buff

Energy : 2x 10000mah power bank + sram axs spare battery

Tim Heiber

Age: 32

Cap number: 338

Location: Göttingen

Bike: Cinelli Nemo Tig Gravel

Key items of kit: A pot and a Stove for that first morning Coffee (Yes Coffee addiction got me that far) A camera to appreciate the beauty around me and Not online rushing through. A water Filter for those promising water wells, saying "l'eau non potable"


Age: 45

Cap number: 125

Location: Bremen

Bike: Moots Routt 45

Key items of kit: Talfin and Apidura Bags, 44/45 gear ratio, 32mm Pirellis (tubeless) , Lights by Lupine and Magicshine, Sleeping Kit by Sea To Summit and Exped, 10000mah Powerbank, Wahoo, nothing special

Nils Hermann

Age: 31

Cap number: 269

Location: Celle Germany

Bike: Cannondale Synapse Carbon 1 RLE

-Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9270 Groupset

-Kogel Kolossos Cage

-Garmin Rally xc100 Powermeter Pedals

Key items of kit: -Chrome Industries Feed Bag 2X1,5L

-MAAP X Apidura Framebag 4L

-Restrap Race Top Tube Bag 2L

-Restrap Race Saddle Bag 7L

Joel Bonfranchi

Age: 37

Cap number: 212

Location: Aarau, Switzerland

Bike: I ride a Wilier GranTurismo SLR equipped with a SRAM Force Groupset. Gearing is 48/35 with a 10/36 cassette. The Wheelset is DT Swiss ERC 1400 35mm with 28/30mm P-Zero 4S tires. There is a SON 28 dynamo hub in the front to power a SON Edelux II and to charge my devices. The mount for the light is custom 3D-printed to fit under the garmin mount (thank you STRADE ARGOVIA:). As rear lights i use two battery powered b+m ixbacks. I use aerobars from Syntace and my saddle is an SQLabs 612.

Key items of kit: My bags come from Apidura. I use two bags only, the saddle bag is for clothes and tools and the frame bag for food and electronic devices. I got bottlecages from Restrap that open to the side to avoid hassle with the frame bag.

Andreas Roelfs

Age: 40

Cap number: 83

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 rear light and Knog PWR 5000 as Frontlight.

Sigbjørn Brennhovd

Age: 49

Cap number: 316

Location: Holmestrand, Norway

Bike: Giant TCR Adv SL 0, Zipp 303S wheelset with Pirelli Cinturato 28 tires, Shimano Di2, 50/34 crank and 11/36 cassette.

Key items of kit: Apidura racebags for both top tube, aerobag front and framebag. Topeak saddlebag with a wohoo stabilizer for 2 bidons. Firstaidkit, minitools and sunscreen in the framebag. Anker powerbank 25600mh in toptube to keep electronics going. Lezyne1300XXL frontlight and an Exposure Sirius frontlight as secondary/ helmetlight. 2 lezyne stripe as rearlights. Sleepgear: klymit inertia X, sea to summit silkliner and SOL bivy. Insulated jacket Endura Gv500 and Castelli Perfetto for rain and cold.

Jamie Clowes

Age: 31

Cap number: 69 dudes!!!

Location: Lake District, England

Bike: A custom Ti Terra Nova from Adam at Terra Cycling. Running 2x GRX that Shimano says won't work. Hunt wheels with big comfy 44mm WTB Byway tyres, tubeless. SON dynamo. Profile Racing aerobars, 5mm wolftooth bar tape. Shiny purple bits to pay homage to a bike my dad built me when I was a kid. Lots of stickers.

Key items of kit: Restrap handlebar bag, top tube bag and feed bags. Alpkit bag on the back. A custom frame bag from my friend Josh at Ashdown Bags. Tumbleweed Mini Pannier rack on the rear. Klite front light and USB charger running a SON rear light and 20k powerbank from the dynamo. Garmin Edge Explore 2. RAB bivvy, Alpkit sleeping bag, SeaToSummit inflatable mat. I plan on bivvying every night. Enough factor 50 to sink a ship and a bar of soap as a special treat. All tools are underneath the downtube to keep them separate, apart from a multi-tool and Gerber in my top tube bag Full change of clothes as I don't know how I'm getting home yet

Fabio Fenn

Age: 32

Cap number: 175

Location: Germany

Bike: Specialized Aethos Pro 2022 with SRAM Force etap, 48/35T chainring + 10-36T cassette, Roval Alpinist wheels 33mm with Schwalbe Pro One 30mm tyres and Tubolito tubes

Key items of kit: Profile Design Aerobars with Cyclite Aero bag, Cyclite Toptube and Cyclite Saddle bad, Decathlon food pouch + small Decathlon 10l musette/backpack. Lupine Wilma front light and Sigma spare, Decathlon rear + Sigma spare. Navigation: Wahoo Elemnt Roam v2. Sea-to-summit ultralight sleeping pad and Traveller sleeping bag. Still deciding on trusty Ass-Saver.

Franziska Buss

Age: 35

Cap number: 27

Location: Munich

Bike: Cube Nuroad C:62 SLT (2024)

Key items of kit: I prefer comfort over speed, which is why I've chosen my gravel bike with 38 mm low profile tires (the Rene Herse Barlow Endurance). The bike is equipped with the Sram Eagle XX1 AXS group set (40 T in front, 10-50 in the back). Other than that, it’s just another typical Apidura bikepacking setup mixed with the Cyclite Aero Bag. Since the size of my frame does not allow me to carry enough fluids, I will also be wearing the 3 L USWE hydration pack. My Supernova Airstream and Sigma Buster helmet light will guide me through the night. In the back I trust my Lupine Rotlicht Max as well as my Garmin Varia for busy roads attached to my saddlebag with the Cyclite Radar Mount.

Patrick Bühler

Age: 25

Cap number: 275

Location: Holzgerlingen

Bike: Diverge STR Expert

  • Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR Rennradreifen, Faltreifen (Tubeless Ready)700x32C
  • MUC OFF Tubless

Key items of kit: - Owayo Trikot

  • Apidura Expedition Saddle Pack 17L
  • Lupine Lampen
  • Scott Centric Plus Helmet


Dominik Bokstaller

Age: 41

Cap number: 5

Location: Switzerland

Bike: Stevens Arcalis

Key items of kit: Frameset: Stevens Arcalis 2.0 - custom hand-painted Groupset: Shimano Dura Ace by ST-Cycling Bags: Custom Framebag by PACKS / Apidura Race Bearings: C-Bear bottom bracket, pulleys & bearings Wheels: HUNT Sub50 / Stayer SON-Dynamo Crankset: INGRID & AbsoluteBlack Sub-Compact

...googly-eyes 👀 on the frame for Aero-Advantage.

Jörg Rendel

Age: 47

Cap number: 214

Location: Rüsselsheim, Germany

Bike: Cervelo Caledonia Rival Etap AXS (2x12 speed) with Leeze wheels and Conti GP5000 30 mm tyres, Subsonic Ergo 35a aero bars

Key items of kit: Supernova Airstream 2 battery lights. Apidura saddle bag (14l) and top tube bag (2l), Ortlieb frame bag (4l). Therm-a-Rest quilt and sleeping bag.

Adrien Mabileau

Age: 25

Cap number: 11

Location: Paris France

Bike: Wilier Cento 10 air Shimano Dura Ace 9100 di2 11v Crankset : 50-34 / Cassette : 11-32 Wheels : Shimano Dura Ace c24 - Continental GP5000 28

Key items of kit: Bags: Top tube bag Apidura Expedition 1L Frame Bag Apidura 4L Race Bag Saddle Bag : Ortlieb 4L (+ 10L decathlon trail bag on me for food & other stuff)

In the bags : Winter & rain clothes Sleeping system: 1 air mattress / 1 bivy bag / 1 air cushion

Lights : 2x Lezyne battery lights + 1 frontal light on the helmet 2x Lezyne back lights 2x External battery 10 mah

Water : 1.5L with 2 bidons 1L in the trail bag


Age: 49

Cap number: 148

Location: Frankfurt/Germany

Bike: Canyon Endurace cf sl

Key items of kit: Self built cockpit for all I want to have handy Tailfin / Cyclite bags

Nils Oyen

Age: 26

Cap number: 270

Location: Lower Bavaria, Germany

Bike: Canyon Grail AL with GRX 600 Groupset (46/30 front + 11/34 rear), and 9Velo GV2.0 wheelset with Continental GP 5000 AS TR (35 mm) mounted

Key items of kit: The front bag is from Cyclite, saddle bag from Topeak and the frame bag is DIY. My main light and its backup are both from Lupine, as well as the Rotlicht Max in the rear. During the night I will additionally mount battery powered lights to my helmet. For sleeping I will bring an air mattress and sleeping bag from Sea To Summit, but I also plan on staying in hotels regulary. Overall, there is still plenty of room for optimisation, but as it is my first ultra event, I have decided to take things with me rather than leave them at home in case of doubt

Antoine Vernez

Age: 49

Cap number: 91

Location: Switzerland

Bike: LaFraise Cycle - Handmade steel frame

Key items of kit: Apidura bags - warm and rain clothes in the saddle bag, bivy and sleeping bag in the front bag - electronics and food in the frame bag. Son dynamo for the light and powerbank for the rest.

Benjamin Gfeller

Age: 35

Cap number: 102

Location: Thun, Switzerland

Bike: Scott Adicct

Key items of kit: Apitura Handelbar, Ortlieb Saddle-Bag, Tent Nordisk, Dynamo Son

Lukas Thierau

Age: 32

Cap number: 232

Location: Hannover

Bike: Scott Foil Rc10 w/ Ultegra Di2 (52/34 to 11-34). I changed the handlebars to Pro Vibe Aero ones to mount the TT extensions. Conti GP5000s TR tires, 28mm front and 30mm rear set up tubeless.

Key items of kit: I use Tailfin bags and a selfmade handlebar harness carrying a drybag. I have a Supernova M99 mini B54 light up front and a Garmin Varia rear light/radar. My sleeping kit consist of a light Frilufts mat and the Therm-a-rest Questar 0c sleeping bag.

Nadine Djordjevic

Age: 34

Cap number: 145

Location: Germany - Kirchzarten

Bike: Stevens Xenith - my favorite ❤️

Key items of kit: Bags: Cyclite Food Pouch Apidura - Expedition Downtube

Lights: Sigma and Supernova

Erwin Bot

Age: 58

Cap number: 173

Location: Lochem

Bike: Ridley Grifn size S with GRX 2x12 speed and 32mm Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR tires. Selle Italia SLR Boost Superflow Ti saddle. SPD pedals. Weight 9.4 kg.

Key items of kit: Cyclite aerobar bag, Apidura frame bags and Ortlieg saddlebag. 2 0.8l food pouches. For sleeping I bring a bivy and inflatable matras, and with clothes and gear total weighs ~5 kg (without food/water). Below the down tube I have a spare tire, sealant and tools.

Florian Schmerlaib

Age: 41

Cap number: 180

Location: Vienna

Bike: Orbea Orca M30i, Schimano 105, Lupine Lights and Profile Design Aero Bar

Key items of kit: Apidura Bags, Biwi and Sleepingbag

Carolin Hagedorn

Age: 31

Cap number: 110

Location: Leipzig, Germany

Bike: Cervélo Caledonia Shimano 105 Di2 with GRX 2x12 speed-crank, 46/30 Tubeless wheels, 32mm Son deluxe hub dynamo with supernova light

Key items of kit: Ortlieb seat pack, Brooks toptube bag, Blackburn frame-pack Salomon Active Skin 8 Hydration vest Exped air mattress, Western mountaneering sleepingbag Lucky item: bamboo spork from cape town

Friedrich Sobotka

Age: 44

Cap number: 189

Location: Vienna

Bike: Cinelli Veltrix

Key items of kit: Vaude

Vaughan Allison

Age: 60

Cap number: 346


Bike: Vitus 2021 Cross Bike 6 Sram Force etap Cassette 10-36 Cranks 42/30 Wheels Hunt Gravel Aluminum Tyres 32 mm Road / light Gravel

Key items of kit: Front Bar Bag : Rain Gear and Extra riding kit Rear Saddle Bag: Sleeping mat, Sleeping Bag and Bivy Bag, Extra lights Top Bar Bag. Food Frame Bag Documents, First Aid, Tools Camel Back : Additional water/ Ice Bladder Handle Bars: Have Room for lights, phone with Quad Lock and Cycle Computer

Lucas Stifani

Age: 36

Cap number: 228

Location: Switzerland

Bike: Origine graxx 3 GTO Saddle Brooks C17 Grx 48/31 and 11/36 Prymahl C35 pro Wide with dynamo

Key items of kit: Brooks 10L saddle bag: For mattress and sleeping bag, rain jacket, down jacket, spare jersey, spare cycling shorts, spare socks.

Evoc 3L frame bag: for repairs and maintenance, health, windbreaker and leg cuffs

zefal 1L or Brooks 1.5L top tube bag (decided at the last minute): for electrical equipment and food only.

Andreas Westphal

Age: 52

Cap number: 85

Location: Switzerland

Bike: BMC Roadmachine 01 FIVE

Key items of kit: Ortlieb Saddle Bag 11 Liter, Apidura Top Tube Pack 2 Liter and Apidura Frame Bag 4 Liter, 2 Riverside Pouches! Supernova M99 Mini Pro, Leyzine 1200+, Garmin Varia 516, Leyzine ProStrip 300

Martin Danz

Age: 53

Cap number: 246

Location: Zürich

Bike: OPEN wide

Key items of kit: Sram grx / red axs DTSwiss arc 1100

Andy Styger

Age: 41

Cap number: 86

Location: Steinen, Switzerland

Bike: Canyon Roadlite mit Flat Bar Lenker, Aero Lenker Aufsatz Sram AXS 1x12 Schaltung vorne 38 Zähne hinten 9-45 Kassette. Laufräder DUKE 36mm hoch, Conti 5000s TR 30mm Tubless.

Key items of kit: Cyclite TOP TUBE BAG LARGE, Cyclite FRAME BAG, Cyclite AERO BAG, Cyclite FOOD POUCH, Pro Gravel Team Satteltasche. Licht: Lupine Piko und Lupino Neo (Ersatz) mit Lupine Akkus, Lezyne Rücklichter Powerbanks mit 25000 mah Navi Garmin Edga 840 Solar Sea to Summit Ultralight Isomatte Schlafsack Sea to Summit Sea to Summit Aeros Ultralight Pillow


Age: 34

Cap number: 138

Location: Munich, Germany

Bike: Rose Backroad

Key items of kit: Tailfin Rack, better stability over the "Arschrakete". Framebag and Toptube bag from Apidura. Aerobag from Cyclite.

For sleeping a Sea to Summit Spark Sleeping Bag.

Daniel Roth

Age: 40

Cap number: 158

Location: Venningen, Germany

Bike: Canyon Endurace CF SLX 2020 Shimnao Ultegra Di2 Acros Carbon Wheels Stages PWRM

Key items of kit: Topeak Saddlebag Topeak Fuelbag Restrag Adventure Racebag (Frane) SIGMA BUSTER 1100 Frontlight SIGMA BUSTER 400 Headlight SIGMA BUSTER RL 150 SIGMA BUSTER RL 80 (2x)

SIGMA ROX12.1 EVO Navigation SIGMA ROX11.1 EVO Spare Navigation

Peter Adam

Age: 40

Cap number: 285

Location: Bonn, Germany

Bike: Robert Frameworks RA1 SRAM Force AXS groupset (46-33 / 10-36) Custom built nextie carbon wheels with SON dynamo hub Redshift aerobars

Key items of kit: Supernova M99 DY PRO front light, Lupine Rotlicht Mix of Apidura and Restrap bags Sleeping kit is a bivy and thermarest

Lucas stifani

Age: 36

Cap number: 228

Location: Suisse

Bike: Origine Graxx 3 gto Roue prymahl Vega C35 pro wide Dynamo Grx 2x12 48/31 et 11/36

Key items of kit: Remplace la précédente version

Sacoche de selle Brooks 10L: matelas et sac de couchage, doudoune et veste de pluie, cuissard et maillot de rechange

Sacoche de cadre EVOC 3L: matériel d’entretiens, produit de soin, coupe vent et manchette

Sacoche de top tube Apidura 2L: 2 powerbank 10000 mah + câbles, lampe de rechange

Sacoche de cintre décathlon 2,5L:affaire pour rouler la nuit et stockage de nourriture

Sacoche de cintre décathlon 1,2L: nourriture

Lampe avant: Lezyne 1300 XL, Knogg 600l et lampe frontale Fenix 1600 lm

Lampe arrière: Lezyne laser drive + autres (marque inconnue)

Thomas Saunders

Age: 37

Cap number: 334

Location: Bristol, UK

Bike: Argon 18 Krypton frameset with 12 speed Ultegra di2, GRX crankset + FD (48/31 and 11-34). 45mm deep / 32mm wide wheelset with 30mm GP5000 tubeless. Pro missile aerobars with custom 3d printed cockpit (holds Wahoo Roam, phone + Tailfin cargo cage for extra water / food storage when needed).

Key items of kit: Apidura expedition 9L saddlebag, 5L framebag, 2L top tube bag. Sea to Summit Ember 7c quilt + Thermarest Uberlite short mat. Luxury items: camera (Ricoh GR 3x), sandles, non-cycling-shorts

Total weight (without food or water):15kg

Michael Maier

Age: 39

Cap number: 258

Location: Grafing

Bike: CS Bikes D 14

Custom Made Schaltgruppe SRAM Force vorne 46/33 hinten 10/33 Beleuchtung Supernova Airstream upside down vorne Sigma Backlight hinten Reifen Continental Grand Prix 5000 S mit Schlauch Garmin Edge 540

Key items of kit: Lightweight Schlafsack sowie lightweight Isomatte Taschen/Bags u.a. Apidura etc...

Lisa Pacher

Age: 27

Cap number: 36

Location: Rosenheim, Germany

Bike: Focus Paralane 8.8

Key items of kit: Bags: Restrap top tube bag for electronics, Katjes, sun Screen. Restrap saddle bag with sleeping gear, Cyclite frame bag for food and repair kit, aerobar bag filled with warm clothes and more food. I'll also use a hydration vest with 1,5l water and my Apidura Musette

Lights: Cateye Gvolt 60&50 in the front, Petzl headlamp, Lezyne and Sigma in the back

Navigation: Wahoo Element Bolt

Source of Power: Katjes :) and the very best raspberry bars!!

Hartmut Meyer

Age: 57

Cap number: 24

Location: Bremen, Germany

Bike: Rose Backroad

Key items of kit: Rose Backroad Restrap saddle bag Ortlieb frame bag GRX Di2 2x11 (48/31 * 11-34) Redshift stem


Age: 43

Cap number: 167

Location: Germany

Bike: Merida Scultura

Key items of kit: Anti Friction cream

Vincent Fontaine

Age: 39

Cap number: #347

Location: Ennetbaden, Switzerland

Bike: Giant TCR Advanced Pro1, mechanical groupset 52/36 with a 11-36 cassette, tires Conti GP 5000 TL (25mm)

Key items of kit: Restrap 8L saddle bag, 2L top tube Apidura bag (half full of Clif bars), Cyclite 5L aerobag under the BBB aerobars + a small food pouch bag. Lezyne 1400+ and Garmin Varia RTL515 as main lamps + various back-up lights. No dynamo, but a 26'800 mah powerbank to load everything. Last but not least: a handy Sprintech mirror for some extra safety.

Tobias Midderhoff

Age: 36

Cap number: 343

Location: Balve, Germany

Bike: Canyon Endurace AL, Groupset Shimano 105 2x11, Wheels Zipp 303S, Aerobars Profile Design Supersonic Ergo+ 43 SLC

Key items of kit: all bags are from Cyclite, Lights from Lupine (SL Nano AF & Rotlich), Sleeping system with sleeping mat and sleeping bag.

Cindy Hertach

Age: 46

Cap number: 20

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Bike: Rose Reveal 04 105 (Shiny Aurora 💙)

Key items of kit: Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack 15, Ortlieb Seat-Pack 16.5, Apidura Back Country Food Pouch, Topeak Fuel Tank, Garmin Edge Explore 2, BB Signal Rear Light, Sigma Buster 700 HL, Powerbank Shargeek Storm 2 Slim 20000 mAh, iPhone, Therm-a-rest NeoAir XLite NXT, Sea To Summit Flame Fm0 , Helm Ventral Air MIPS M

Clothing: 2 bib shorts and jersey, PNS down jacket, arm/leg warmers, rain gear, gloves.

Raphael Karrer

Age: 56

Cap number: 20

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Bike: Rose Backroad BACKROAD GRX RX810 Di2 1x11 Limited Midnight Laser Grey

Key items of kit: Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack 15, Ortlieb Seat-Pack 16.5, Apidura Back Country Food Pouch, Apidura Racing Long Top Tube.

Garmin GPSMAP 66sr Exposure, Strada Mk11 SB BB Signal Rear Light, Van Rysel Aerobars LD Aluminium, Ergon SR Allroad Core (Jonas Deichmann), Powerbank Shargeek Storm 2 Slim 20000 mAh.

Sea To Summit Spark SpI, FairPhone.

Patrick Busche

Age: 35

Cap number: 276

Location: Neuenrade - Germany

Bike: Canyon Grizl Groupset Sram Rival Wide etap 33-46 Zipp 303s Wheelset 10-36 Supernova M99 Light USB powered Zipp

Key items of kit: Bivouac bag and sleeping bag under the aero bar, no sleeping pad Bags from Tailfin, Apidura and SKS Germany

Bob van streun

Age: 31

Cap number: 105

Location: Utrecht

Bike: Finna Taroko gravel bike with sram rival etap 1x groupset. With a 40 teeth chainring and a 10-42 cassette it should be enough to get over the peaks. 32mm continental 4 seasons tires for a bit of comfort on aluminium 30mm ERE Research rims.not so aero aerobars to get some relieve for the wrists

Key items of kit: I wont be competing for the fastest or lightest setup but chose for a bit of comfort during the race. mixing ortlieb fork and saddle bags with Apidura framebags.

After long consideration I did decide to take a tent with me. Not sure I will carry it all the way to Nice though. A sleeping pad (Forclaz) and sleeping bag (vango) will keep me comfortable at night.

Wahoo Roam V1 to guide me and Lezyne lights to show the way at night. And a powerbank and charger to keep everything powered

Clothing wise all the essentials: bib shorts, jersey, socks, gloves, rain jacket etc. But did decide last minute to bring a down jacket as well for some extra warmth of it gets cold.

Annelie Sommer

Age: 30

Cap number: 89

Location: Harsefeld

Bike: Cervélo - Caledonia 5 - Dura-Ace Di2 Son 28 Nabendynamo Supernova M99 DY Pro Supernova E3 Trail Light 2 Rücklicht 6V B&M E-Werk

Key items of kit: Restrap Race Satteltasche 7l Cyclite - Frame Bag Cyclite - Top Tube Bag Cyclite - Food Pouch Monkey Link Wallet Universaltasche Topeak BackLoadet Wishbone

Bas Bakx

Age: 30

Cap number: 98

Location: Nuenen

Bike: Genesis Croix de Fer 853. Bivvy bag on the bars, food and tools in the framebag, clothes on the rack. Dynamo setup so I can't forget to charge my lights.

Key items of kit: Wit slingers bags, accept no substitutes


Age: 31

Cap number: 233

Location: Berlin

Bike: Standert Pfadfinder / w. • Sram Rival • Scope R4 / Conti GP5000 32mm tubeless • Fizik Argo Adaptive • Mix of Maap x Apidura & Cyclite Bags

Key items of kit: Isn’t actually everything a key item? I am super happy with my total set-up … Sleeping stuff all in the front, ultra light down jacket (it just feels good to be safe), medical kit and rain stuff in the back - and a lot of space for food in between. :) I probably love the Cyclite top tube bag most - it’s stays in place, is just super stiff and well thought thru: all electronics, wallet etc are stored here - dry, safe and easy accessible.

Luxury item(s) defo is my inflatable pillow, insulated bottle and double wrapped bar tape. A small Lucky Luke figure is placed in front of the bar bag as my lucky charm. PENG! Full Force!

Michael Hokkeler

Age: 53

Cap number: 257

Location: Cologne

Bike: Fairlight Strael 3.0 Shimano Ultegra Di2, Carlz Z42 Wheels with SON Dynamo, Supernova M99

Key items of kit: Mix of bags (Apidura, Revelate, Cyclite), Air Mat and bivy bag, tons of Snacks (will have to reduce before start 😉)

Felix Salwik

Age: 32

Cap number: 178

Location: Stuttgart

Bike: VPace T2ST

Key items of kit: Ortlieb saddle pack 11l Topeak Framebag 6l Restrap Toptube Bag 2l Down tube bag 1l

Son Hub and Sinewave Beacon light and power supply

Campagnolo Ekar 1x13 mechanical

Pirelli Cinturato Velo 28mm front and 32 mm back set up tubeless

Rab bivy, sea to summit mat, down sleeping bag

Frederik Niessen

Age: 29

Location: Innsbruck

Bike: Cervelo Caledonia 5, Hunt Wheels, Force D2 Groupset

Key items of kit: Ortlieb Large Seat pack + Frame pack + Apidura Large Top Tube Racing Bag

Thomas Frechen

Age: 47

Cap number: 330

Location: Munich

Bike: Lightcarbon LCG010-D Campa Ekar Campa Levante

Key items of kit: DIY luggage rack Revelate (bags) Outbound Detour (light)

Tibor Molnar

Age: 47

Cap number: 336

Location: Münich

Bike: Cervelo Caledonia Sram Force & Rival CarlZ

Key items of kit: Apidura & Tailfin Lupine & Sigma SeaToSummit Spark0

Michael Mayer

Age: 43

Cap number: 252

Location: Graz

Bike: Avenger Podtracer

Bike Size: XL

Pedals and shoes: Time xpro10 / Lake cx332

Tire: 700x30c (Conti 5000 TR/SL)

Shifting and brakes: SRAM (mixture of Force and Red)

Aerobars: Profile Design Ergo 43a

Bags: Cyclite saddle bag large, top (2L) and frame bag (4.5L) are from Redstrap as also the frame bottle holders.

Lights: front :Supernova (M99 DY Pro) back: Lupine Rotlicht x2 (spare front light Supernova Airstream upside down)

Power source: Sons dynamo 28 + Battery harvester for charging accessories via USB during the day

Navi: Garmin Edge 1040 solar on a TT mount 3.0 (spare My cell phone on a Quad lock mount)

Key items of kit: Lucky I'am 193cm so i can use big frames, which leads to the point that i can use always or most of the time the large bag kits without thinking how would they fit in my frame :-) .

Downside 193cm gives quite some amount of Air resistance and payload not to say I have a CW value of a stop sign lol.

Love to have my bike slim and compact and I'll take only stuff with me whats really necessary even I can use the larger bags.

More or less I'am using always the same setup depending on the upcoming weather or climate situation as also terrain.

Samuel Wintereder

Age: 34

Cap number: 307

Location: Vienna

Bike: Cube Cross Race C:62 SLX

Key items of kit: dynamo hub + lights, second bib and my hamster

Stefan Blum

Age: 54

Cap number: 320

Location: Lenggries, Germany

Bike: Canyon Endurace, Di2

Key items of kit: Key item of kit? The rider of course even if he is the weakest part of the kit. Anything else to say? Bike/gear weight: 18.9 Kg without water, no further words ...

Florian Büchele

Age: 32

Cap number: 107

Location: Graz, Austria

Bike: Canyon Aeroad

Key items of kit: Ultegra mechanical with 11-34 cassette for the climbs, Apidura top tube bag, Ortlieb seat post bag, Aerobars + Aero shield for the flats, Pirelli P Zero 28mm, Son dynamo hub + Bumm lights

Jost Schumski

Age: 37

Cap number: 217

Location: Leichlingen

Bike: Frameset: Veloheld IconX Ti Groupset: Shimano Ultegra 12 Speed Fronthub: SON deluxe Rearhub: DT Swiss 240 Rims: Lightwolf Saddle: SQlab 612 Front & rear light: SON 2 front light: Lupine SL AF 7 2 rear light: Lupine Rotlicht Max Tires: Pirelli P Zero Race

Key items of kit: Frame bag and toptube bag: Apidura Saddlebag: Ortlieb Aero bag: cyclite Sleeping bag: Nomad 290 Sleeping mat: Klymit Interia X Lite Spare tire: Pirelli P Zero Road

Jean-Yves COUET

Age: 37

Cap number: 207

Location: Vienna

Bike: 2-11

Key items of kit: Light setup !

Alina Hantke

Age: 24

Cap number: 78

Location: Germany, Munich

Bike: BMC team machine 5

Key items of kit: most important: Mag tank for snacks. cyclite framebag, Ortlieb QR and small waterproof bag for the main kit. For bars I also have a stem bag, sawn by my boyfriend :)

Frank "Eule“ Gussenstätter

Age: 49

Cap number: 183

Location: Stuttgart

Bike: Specialized Roubaix

Key items of kit: Bags from Apidura, Syntace Aerobar, Wahoo Navigation, Lupine Lights, my „Eule“ from my mother and best support pins from my wife and children

Anton Steinbacher

Age: 30

Cap number: 13

Location: Reichersbeuern

Bike: Trek Madone 5.9 Dura Ace

Key items of kit: Ortlieb Satteltasche Cyclite Rahmentasche Cyclite Oberrohrtasche

Christoph Fischer

Age: 46 Cap number: 122 Town: Geisa, Germany Bike: Trek Domane Sram 46/33 crank, 10-36 cassette, Tires: Continental GP5000 S TR 30mm

Key items Wild mix of Ortlieb, Apidura and cyclite bags. Lezyne lights. Wahoo navigation


Age: 30

Cap number: 339

Location: Cologne

Bike: Canyon Aeroad CF SLX 2017, Ultegra Di2, Scope R5, adapted Aeroad cockpit from Control Tech to fit on the standard Aeroadcockpit of the bike, 3D printed Saddle

Key items of kit: Sleeping bag and sleeping pad from alpine loacker, budget bags water proved bags, two small bottles full with isomaltulose, hydration pack uswe borrowed by SH, Garmin 520, Headlight bbb, backligth Lezyne, tires Conti 5000 28mm

Thomas Reinthaler

Age: 42

Cap number: 327

Location: Chur, Switzerland

Bike: Cube Litening Air C68:X

Key items of kit: Shimano Di2 Ultegra 2x12 Newmen Advanced SL R.50 Streem, Carbon Wheels Apidure Frame Bag & Cyclite Saddle, Top-Tube & Aero-Bag Magicshine MOH55 Light

Simon Wüthrich

Age: 42

Cap number: 318

Location: Thun Switzerland

Bike: Specialized Allez

Key items of kit: Sram Red 1x12 Kit / Zipp 303 with Conti GP5000 28 Tubeless Cyclite Bags / self constructed top tube bag Lupine Neo Light

Matthias Weber

Age: 34

Cap number: 249

Bike: Canyon Ultimate CF SL 8

Key items of kit: Cyclite Handle Bar Aero Bag, Apidura Long Top Tube Bag, Apidura Explore Arschrakete. Sea to Summit Ultralight Mat, Arva bivy lite, Lupine Nano Sl Front light.

André Klein

Age: 46

Cap number: 72

Location: Bonn

Bike: BMC Roadmachine Cockpit change to a Beast Handlebar, Syntace Aerobars, 32 mm Vittoria with tubes, dt Swiss rims, around 14,2 Kilos without bottles

Key items of kit: Lupine Piko lights, Cyclite bags, spark o,

Martin Vaupel

Age: 40

Location: Hallbergmoos

Bike: Canyon Grail

Key items of kit: Sleep Gear: Thermarest NeoAir Xlite & Vesper 45 Tyres: Continental GP5000-32 Mudguards Rovativ Saddle Bag Deuter frame bags

Julia Loose

Age: 36

Cap number: 8

Location: Munich

Bike: Canyon Ultimate WMN CF SL Disc 8.0 Di2, Continental GP5000

Key items of kit: Bags: Platzangst handle bar bag, Topeak Backloader saddle bag, Restrap top tube bag Electronics: Busch+Müller IXON Space, Garmin Varia, Garmin Edge 850, Favero Assiomas, powerbanks, SHOKZ OpenRun Sleeping: Sea to summit self-inflating mat, Vaude sleeping bag Clothing: Rain jacket, second kit, gloves long/short, arm & led warmers, down jacket, buff Luxury items: hygiene articles, spoon

Samuel Fresard

Age: 34

Cap number: 308

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Bike: BMC Roadmachine

Key items of kit: SRAM RED AXS 1x, Apidura bags, Exposure front light

Nico Mausch

Age: 53

Cap number: 266

Location: Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler/RLP/GERMANY

Bike: BMC Roadmaschiene 01/2018 Shimano Dura Ace 2x11, 52/34,11-34 Zipp 303s with Conti 32mm Tubles Setup Syntace XS Aerobar

Key items of kit: Lights from Supernova with Son Dynamo, Mixt Bag from Apidura, Cyclite, Evoc and DIY Food Pouches, Evoc Hydro Pro Hydration Bag 1,5 L, and lots to eat ;-)

Ramunas Valeika

Age: 30

Cap number: 298

Location: Germany

Bike: Specialized Aethos

Key items of kit: Sram Eagle xx1 10-52 casette with oval 44t Garbaruk chainring. Love light gears for climbing. Sworks Terra CLX wheelset with 32mm(33.3 measured) Tubeless Mondo tyres. Wide, light and comfy. Lupine Nano Sl, Gaciron V9DP-1800 front lights, 2x Bontrager Flare R rear lights, 20mah Powerbank, mix of different bags. Interesting clothing choices probably would be assos mille GT rain pants and castelli Idro rain jacket. Stuff i hope will not need. For sleeping i have light Alpinloacker Sleeping bag. +Arm, leg warmers, packable pufferjacket from Decathlon, rain gloves and overshoes, merino cap.

Wolfgang Rosmann

Age: 60

Cap number: 288

Location: Eugendorf bei Salzburg, Austria

Bike: Time Alpe d' Huez with Campagnolo Shamal wheels, Favero Assioma pedals and Campagnolo Ekar groupset (38/10-44). Lupine SL AF headlight and Rotlicht Max taillight with Sigma as backup. Garmin Edge 1040 and Epix Pro Gen2 for navigation and bookkeeping. Tailfin Aeropack and Cyclite Handle Bar Aero Bag, Top Tube Bag and Food Pouch.

Key items of kit: Sleeping Gear: Yeti Passion 3 sleeping bag, Exped Ultra sleeping mat, groundsheet and emergency bivvy. Energy: Varta charger and power banks (20 Ah, 5 Ah) with lots of cables. Rain gear: Löffler jacket and trousers, GripGrab shoe cover. Clothing for somewhat cooler conditions. Tools, emergency gear and hygene gear. Weight of the packed bike (with empty bottles): 17.9 kg!

Felix Engels

Age: 31

Cap number: 176

Location: Cologne

Bike: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX; Shimano Ultegra di2; 50/34-11/34 Gears; 4iiii powermeter

Key items of kit: Bags from Fjällräven & Apidura; lezyne lights; bottles used for tools and isomaltulose powder; USWE Outlander drinking backpack Nitecore 20k Powerbank 3D printed TT composition Sea to summit sleeping bag Vaude jacket

Martin Neitzke

Age: 41

Cap number: 244

Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Bike: BMC Roadmachine

Key items of kit: - AGU bags set (saddle bag, frame Pack, food pouches)

  • k-lite lights and charger running by a SON Deluxe Dynamo
  • SRAM Rival AXS groupset with Wireless blips in the aero bar
  • Garmin Edge 1040

Sebastian Ritter

Age: 48

Cap number: 313

Location: Munich

Bike: 3T Exploro Racemax SRAM Force AXS 46/33 rear 10-36

Key items of kit: Lupine Piko front light, Bags from Cyclite and Syncros, Thermarest Uberlight, sleeping bag Exped Ultralight, USWE hydration bag, rain jacket Castelli Gavia