ITALY DIVIDE | 25. APRIL 2019 - 1. MAY 2019
For the second time after 2018, I participated at the ITALY DEVIDE.
NEAPLES - ROME - SIENA - FLORENCE - BOLOGNA - VERONA - LAKE GARDA
It was a 1250 km - self supported - non-stop bikepacking adventure and followed some fast rolling gravel roads but also with quite a few hike-a-bike sections (e.g. the magic forest) and technical MTB trails.
After 5 days and 17h I arrived in the top 20 of the field of roughly 200 participants from 26 nations.
Find below some first impressions, a full race report will follow soon ;-)
What is OSPA
OSPA is a unique and nearly indestructible multipurpose-performance bike that requires only One Service Per Annum (1x yearly).
In an experiment that lasted the full year of 2017 (365 days) I rode the OSPA prototype without any mechanical support (except wear parts).