TORTOUR - 16th-19th of August, 2018
1000km - non-stop - team of 4

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This week I  participate at the TORTOUR

Link to the live tracking:

TEAM: T402 - andrion

TORTOUR is the biggest multiday nonstop ultracycling event in the world. The race which starts and finishes in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, demands a great deal of its cyclists and crews. Riding non-stop, day and night, the athletes have to overcome the 1,000 kilometres route over several Alpine passes in only two days, either solo or in a team. Mastering this challenging adventure takes blood, sweat and tears – but the unique cycling experience and feeling of achievement is worth it!
2018 the official Swiss Ultra-Cycling Champions will be crowned for the fourth time in the TORTOUR format. The event kicks off with the prologue at the Rhine Falls, the largest waterfalls of Europe.

The TORTOUR format leads over 1000 kilometres around Switzerland. It takes solo riders and teams between 32 and 48 hours to complete the route.

The event combines the best ideas of all existing long distance races. Therefore, TORTOUR is designed for professionals and amateurs, teams, companies and solo bikers. Going on day and night, the race is the ultimate challenge for racers and the crew.


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).

The full report of my experiences will be published in April 2018.

The OSPA and its core components

SQLab Innerbarends 411 - Review

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I tested the SQLab Innerbarends 411 during entire 2017. I rode approx. 7000km and used them in very different conditions and versatile disciplines. From Cyclocross to XC races, from Bikepacking to 24h competitions and then countless commuting rides to work.

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challenges 2018 for the OSPA bike and his rider

  • approx. 6000 - 10'000 km on various soils (mud, sludge, rock, asphalt)
  • participation in approx. 10 major bike events in various disciplines (MTB, cyclocross, bike marathon, etc.)
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This OSPA bike consists of selected components following the *SLCFE principle and will not be serviced for an entire year according the OSPA mission.
*Simple, Lean, Consistant, Fast, Economic

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
— Albert Einstein