Tim Smeenge and Roel Verhoeven at the start of the Bike Transalp

The Bike Transalp will start on 4th of July with the KMC duo Roel Verhoeven and Tim Smeenge. The Transalp is a seven-day stage race for mountain bikers that takes the riders from Nauders to the finish in Riva del Garda over 572 kilometers and more than 18,000 vertical meters.

BIKE Transalp 2019
Copyright: Markus Greber

“Next Sunday I will start with teammate Roel Verhoeven in the Austrian village Nauders in the Transalp. In this race we finished fifth two years ago and we aim to improve this position this year. Two weeks ago I already raced in the same area with the Hero Dolomites marathon. In a strong international starting field, I finished fifteenth there, so I will travel to Austria on Friday with great confidence.’, says Smeenge.