The Ötztal Radmaraton is a very heavy event over 238km with four Alpine giants and 5500 altimeters must be overcome. The day starts with climbing the Kühtai, 18,5km a long climb with a maximum gradient of 18% and a total of 1200 vertical meters. Then the Brenner climb of 39Km long with a maximum incline of 12% and 777 vertical meters. The third climb of the day is the Jaufenpass 15.5km long with a maximum incline of 12% and 1130 vertical meters. As if that was not enough, the Timmelsjoch still has to be climbed. This climb is 28,7Km long with a maximum gradient of 14% and 1759 vertical meters.
René has focused for a full year on this tour and finished on 691st place. The fastest rider finished this tour in 7 hours and 7 minutes. For René this was a huge achievement as he improved his time from a year ago, with more than an hour.