RED BULL X-ALPS 2019

Red Bull X-Alps 2019

RED BULL X-ALPS 2019

#REDBULLXALPS

Red Bull X-Alps – ein beispielloser Test menschlichen Durchhaltevermögens in Form eines Adventure-Race. Das ist es, was der österreichische Pilot Hannes Arch und Ulrich Grill im Jahr 2003 zusammen mit Red Bull ins Leben gerufen haben.

Bei jeder Auflage nehmen Athleten aus der ganzen Welt die Herausforderung an, die Alpen zu Fuß und mit dem Gleitschirm zu überqueren. Sie navigieren über 1.138 km tückisches alpines Gelände und landen in den epischsten Berglagen Europas. Die Fähigkeiten im Hinblick auf Navigation und Routenfindung sind beim „Schachspiel“ mit Wetter und Gelände genauso wichtig, wie die Geschwindigkeit – eine echte Herausforderung für Körper und Geist.

Red Bull X-Alps symbolisiert den maximalen Ausdruck der Hike- and Flybewegung, welche immer beliebter wird. Die 32 Teilnehmer werden unter den weltweit besten Gleitschirmfliegern und Alpinisten ausgewählt.

Während des Wettkampfs können Zuschauer auf der ganzen Welt über das Live-Tracking jede Bewegung und jede Emotion der 32 Teilnehmer in Echtzeit miterleben. Bleib dran und verfolge die Athleten beim härtesten Adventure-Race der Welt.

Live Track: redbullxalps.com/live-tracking

TAG 3: KOPF-AN-KOPF-RENNEN ZWISCHEN MAURER UND PINOT

Chrigel Maurer als Erster am Kronplatz und damit Gewinner der Salewa Trophy.

Der Kampf um die Red Bull X-Alps Krone 2019 geht in die nächste Runde. Der französische Newcomer Maxime Pinot (FRA4) bot dem fünffach Gewinner Chrigel Maurer (SUI1) gestern die Stirn. Die beiden waren am Morgen gemeinsam gestartet und haben auch gemeinsam den Alpenhauptkamm Richtung Turnpoint 4, Kronplatz in den italienischen Alpen, überquert.

Aber wieder einmal war es Maurer, der als Erster landete und mit gewohnter Coolness die Salewa Trophy am Signboard in Empfang nahm.

 

RED BULL X-ALPS 2019

#REDBULLXALPS

Fondata nel 2003 dai piloti austriaci Hannes Arch e Ulrich Grill insieme a Red Bull, si tratta una prova di resistenza umana senza eguali sotto forma di gara d’avventura.

Subito dopo la prima edizione, Red Bull X-Alps si è guadagnata la reputazione di gara d’avventura più difficile al mondo. All’epoca, solo tre atleti avevano completato la sfiancante gara di alpinismo e volo (hike & fly) da Salisburgo a Monaco.

La cadenza semestrale della gara ha tuttavia visto un grande aumento nel livello di competitività. In ogni edizione, atleti di tutto il mondo partecipano alla sfida sulle Alpi a piedi e in parapendio. Percorrono più di 1.138 km di infido terreno alpino e atteranno in alcune delle località di montagna più iconiche d’Europa. Le loro capacità di navigazione e di orientamento sono importanti tanto quanto la velocità, mentre giocano a scacchi contro il clima e il terreno: una vera sfida per il corpo e la mente.

Durante la gara, i 32 atleti saranno tracciati in diretta, per far sì che gli spettatori possano assistere a ogni movimento ed emozione da qualsiasi parte del mondo. Restate sintonizzati per seguire gli atleti nella gara d’avventura più dura al mondo.

Live Track: redbullxalps.com/live-tracking

RED BULL X-ALPS 2019

#REDBULLXALPS

Founded in 2003 by Austrian pilots Hannes Arch and Ulrich Grill, the Red Bull X-Alps is an unparalleled test of human endurance.

Right from the start, it quickly earned a reputation as the world’s toughest adventure race. Of the 17 athletes taking part, only three completed the first ever gruelling hike and fly challenge from Salzburg to Monaco. However, the race, which is held every two years, has seen a huge increase in competition since.

With each edition, athletes from around the globe gather to attempt the challenge to cross the Alps on foot and by paraglider only. They navigate over 1,138km of treacherous alpine terrain and touch down in some of Europe’s most iconic mountain locations. Their navigational and route-finding skills are as important as their speed, as they play ‘chess’ with the weather and terrain – a true challenge for both body and mind.

During the race, the 32 competitors will be tracked live, so you can follow every move and soak up the emotion from anywhere in the world. Stay tuned and follow theathletes in the world’s toughest adventure race.

Live Track: redbullxalps.com/live-tracking

DAY 3: BATTLE BETWEEN MAURER AND PINOT HEATS UP  

Chrigel Maurer reaches Kronplatz to claim Salewa Trophy!

The race for the Red Bull X-Alps 2019 crown took a new turn today as French rookie athlete Maxime Pinot (FRA4) battled to keep up with the five-time champion Chrigel Maurer (SUI1). They took off together this morning and crossed the main ridge of the Alps to reach Turnpoint 4, the Italian mountain station of Kronplatz.

But it was Maurer who arrived first, swooping in with his customary coolness to claim the Salewa Trophy, which was presented to him at the signboard.

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