Sport is a supporting pillar of social life. Cycling and cycling tourism are becoming more and more popular and are gaining in importance in Salzburg. Eddy Merckx Classic stands for a great offer precisely in this area. The many annual visitors are offered more than just a bicycle race. The Eddy Merckx Classic has established itself as a sociable meeting place and crowd-puller. The whole region is enhanced by this race. The budgetary support from Raiffeisen will make an unforgettable late summer event possible in 2019 as well.
The success story of road cycling in the SalzburgerLand is unstoppable. No wonder, because hardly anywhere else are the conditions so perfect: perfectly developed tracks for every ability and friendly hosts with sound racing bike know-how ensure satisfaction for racing cyclists from all over the world. With the SalzburgerLand - Salzkammergut road cycling region, there is also an initiative that takes care of the needs of road cycling holidaymakers.
With the Eddy Merckx Classic Bike Marathon we manage to get an international starting field into our region and to perfectly position the topic road bike for professionals as well as pleasure cyclists. The Fuschl Lake region is a perfect training location and also offers relaxation for the whole family. We are very proud that Eddy Merckx is personally present every year and does some laps with the racing bike. (Hildegund Schirlbauer)
After a strenuous cycling tour, it is important for the athletes to choose the right drink in order to regenerate quickly and keep the fluid balance in balance. The Salzburg private brewery Stiegl is once again sponsoring the Eddy Merckx Classic this year and, with the alcohol-free "Stiegl Sport-Weisse", offers a naturally isotonic thirst quencher that is rich in minerals and vitamins and also has the relaxing effect of hops.
KTM Fahrrad GmbH is a worldwide operating bicycle manufacturer based in Mattighofen, Upper Austria. We are very pleased to present this worldwide known brand as sponsor of the Eddy Merckx Classic 2019! We are happy about the good cooperation!