Snow Bike Festival 2020 - Gstaad (SUI) - Stage 1
140 riders out of 16 nations participated in the fifth edition of the Snow Bike Festival. Snow and weather conditions were outstanding, and the atmosphere created by all the participants made the event a huge success. On Friday, riders tackled a 19km afternoon race. What seemed to be an easy ride at first, turned into “one of the toughest 20 k’s I’ve ever ridden” (Brett King, Snow Bike Festival participant), mainly due to the combination of meters in altitude and the snow. Start was at the Park Gstaad, followed by a short, neutralized zone, a challenging 700m climb to the top of Eggli, a thrilling downhill and finally exhausted but happy rider faces at the finish line. Even though Gstaad still looked partly green on Friday, when riders woke up on Saturday morning the snow has turned the breathtaking landscape into a winter wonderland.