First victory for Corina Druml/ Soukup, Alberti on the podium at the 4Island Stage Race
Corina Druml made it to the top of the podium at the Slovenia Cup in Zavrsnica. Christoph Soukup and Matthias Alberti took the second place on the queens stage of the 4Islands stage race in Croatia (UCI Cat S1). Overall 5th Position for the KTM Factory Team after Five days.
More than 5.000 participants from 40 nations make the Salzkammergut Trophy Austria's biggest MTB marathon. The long loop through the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Region Hallstatt-Dachstein-Salzkammergut is considered as one of the most spectacular marathon tracks in Europe!
The Trophy offers a choice of 22, 37, 53, 74 and 119 kilometers as well as the with more than 55 km technically challenging „All-Mountain” course starting in Bad Ischl. And of course the legendary ride to hell and back for the toughest bikers “under the sun” – although no sunrise yet, at 05:00 am for the 220 km infamous extreme distance kick-off in Bad Goisern.
Last year, KTM could celebrate a double victory on the B track, with Manuel Pliem (AUT) in first and Roger Jenny (SUI) in second position. Several austrian national champion Angelika Tazreiter (KTM MTB Factory Team), won the 74km loop. For 2019, factory team rider Christoph Soukup aims to push his own record on the 110km track to a new level.
Georg Zimmermann wins Trofeo Piva on his superfast KTM Revelator Lisse Prestige. The aero bike was the perfect match for this race track.
Congrats to the Tirol KTM Cycling Team!
On the 29th of March, the FOCUS magazine held their E-Bike Design and Innovation Award ceremony. This evening in Berlin became more than succesful for KTM Bike Industries. Johanna Urkauf (head of KTM Bike Industries/ picture right) two times got the Gold-Award for the first place.
Winner category E-MTB: KTM MACINA RIDE 291
Winner category URBAN: KTM Macina 8 Belt P5
The FOCUS Magazine, as well as KTM Bike Industries, stand for highest quality.So this awards are a great confirmation for our steadily growing development Department, led by Thomas Pressl, and for Mrs Carol Urkauf Chen (company owner) who is responsible for the great success of KTM Bikes since 1992. Currently, KTM Bikes is one of the biggest players in the cycling industry.
During the last years, about 35 percent of the sales volume was generated with products, which didn't exist the previous year.
Thomas Pressl (Head of Innovation) forecasts more than 70 percent of new products for 2020, which currently do not even exist.
In July, all new MADE IN AUSTRIA models will be presented to the international press. And again, Jörg Walters Groupe Dejour is our design Partner. (Jörg Walter/ Picture left).
THE TEAM NERI SOTTOLI - SELLE ITALIA - KTM IS READY TO START
In Argentina, at Vuelta a San Juan, the Team of Angelo Citracca will start its 11th season. Beside Neri Sottoli, KTM will be a new main sponsor and bike partner of the italian equipe.
Superstar Giovanni Visconti, coming from Bahrain Merida, will lead the team of young talents as captain.
"I'm so excited, my story as cyclist has started from here. I feel like I can still achieve some important wins and there is nothing better than doing it here in my second family."
Other new faces are Dayer Quintana, Etienne Van Empel, dutch climber from Team Roompot, Francesco Manuel Bongiorno, who makes his comeback as a professional, Lorenzo Fortunato, Davide Gabburo, Moreno Marchetti and Umberto Marengo. Francesco Frassi is a newcomer in the staff as Sport Director. Still in the Team is Austrians Sebastian Schönberger, who lives just a few kilometers away from the KTM Headquarter. Schönberger already has much experience with KTM bikes, as he joined the Tirol Cycling Team for many years. One of the 2019 highlights will be the Giro d'Italia.
Next year KTM Bike Industries will continue to be the official bike brand for Volta a Portugal and other relevant races. But there’s an important update: Next year KTM will sponsor the team Sporting-Tavira after 3 years supporting of W52 – FC Porto.
"This new strategy is based on the open mind for disk brake roadbikes of team Sporting-Tavira and we need to step in with new boundaries in Portuguese cycling by presenting the KTM Revelator Lisse Aero bike. This bike is the perfect choice for every race track", says Vladimir Cledonio from KTM partner Castanheira&Castanheira Portugal.
KTM Pro Team rider Manuel Pliem takes the third place at Austrian National Champs XCM. It's the bronze medal for the styrian athlete at the Kitzalp Bike Festival, behind Daniel Geismayr and reigning World Champion, Alban Lakata.
Team KTM Protek Dama proudly rides to silver at the Italian Team Relay Champs. Congratulations!
Great success of the French Team Marseille 13 KTM! With a quadruple victory in the overall classification of the race "Circuit des Ardennes", the Team celebrated its greatest success. The Lithuanian Evaldas Šiškevičius won ahead of his teammate Julien Loubet, Konovalovas Ignatas and Alexandre Blain. The race went through four stages.