All places for individual competitors and teams have been taken, with athletes from 61 nations signed up to race the iconic German course. This makes it the largest international contingent in the race’s 10 year history. Start places for athletes from Great Britain have grown significantly, with more athletes coming from the UK than ever before, and entries from Australia have doubled to 50.
But athletes who have so far missed out have one more chance at an entry in the race – the Nikolaus-Action set for 6 December. At 10am (CEST), race organisers will open online entries for 200 places for individual starters and another 50 places for teams that have been returned by tour organisers. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local charities. Entries will be available online at the race website, www.challenge-roth.com.