Kufstein ready to welcome 2019 Tour of the Alps

Easter in the name of World cycling in Tyrol, with the eve and the start of the Tour of the Alps. On Sunday April 21st, Nibali and Froome take the floor in the press conference, followed by the public teams presentation. The race starts on Monday

Another week of great cycling is about to start in the Euregio. The Tour of the Alps is set to put on another major show from Monday April 22nd to Friday April 26th, when the big names of cycling will show off on the stunning background of Tyrol, Südtirol and TrentinoTiroloAlto Adige e Trentino, and Kufstein (Austria), starting city of #TotA’s 43rd edition, awaits an intense and exciting Easter day.

Waiting for the big challenge on the road, involving GT giants Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida) and Chris Froome (Team Sky), as much as other remarkable contenders such as Pole Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) and the ambitious Astana Pro Team (22 season wins) led by Spaniard Pello Bilbao, the Kultur Quartier Kufstein will be theater for the traditional top riders’ press conference at 16.30, featuring the race’s top stars, Nibali and Froome.

One hour later, at 17.30, the public teams presentation will take place in the central Oberer Stadtplatz. All the 20 teams and 140 riders in the race will get off on Monday April 22nd for the 1st stage, 144 km starting and finishing in Kufstein, with no long climbs but a lumpy and weary profile that will leave no breathers to the peloton.

The race line-up features five World Tour Teams, nine Pro Continental, the Italian National Team and five Continental outfits, including three Austrian ones – Tirol Cycling Team, Felbermayr-Simplon-Wels and Vorarlberg-Santic – who will be certainly looking forward to show off early in the home stages.

The hefty media coverage figures mean that the Tour of the Alps will once again reach every corner of the World. The Euro-Regional race will be broadcast live for 1.30 hours each day, and sum up to 20 hours on screen between live and delayed. Cycling fans will be able to enjoy the race live on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Player, airing the event in Europe, Asia and Australia, RaiSport (Italy) and several more TV and web broadcasters. Totally, the Tour of the Alps will reach over 100 Countries all over the World, among live, delayed and on-demand coverage.

Even more than in the past, Tour of the Alps will also be visible on the online channels, starting with Facebook – on the official page of PMG Sport, TV rights holder and producer of the whole Ciclismo Cup, a project promoted by the Lega Ciclismo Professionistico and also involving the Tour of the Alps – and many more websites annd channels such as Flobikes and Global Cycling Network.

All the latest news and updates on the event will be available on the official website www.tourofthealps.eu, on Tour of the Alps’ Social Media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube) and through the official hashtag #TotA.