Personal

I am an avid road and mountain biker and short- to mid-distance runner. I have completed one short-distance triathlon so far and plan on competing in several more around the world. I mostly train by myself or with the ASVZ Running Club.

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My main motivation is that I enjoy hearing the sound of wind in my ears and pushing myself to my physical limits.

Cycling

In the last few years I have completed several long cycling tours both on the road bike and the mountain bike (MTB).

One of the most notable tours I have ever done was the MTB Alp Crossing with my stepfather from Garmisch-Patenkirchen down to the Garda Lake through Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy. Its total distance was around 460km with 12'000 meters of elevation. This may sound cheesy, but it truly was a life-changing experience and highly recommendable to anyone who can spare a week for high-intensity activity. Below an overview of the route:

The Gold Standard: Albrecht Transalp Route

Other mentionable bike rides in the last years were (continuously updated):

  • Monaco → Col de Castillon → Sospel → Col de Turini → Peille → Monaco (118km, 2'879hm)
  • Monaco → Col de Castillon → Sospel → Col de Brouis → Breil-sur-Roya → Ventimiglia → Monaco (96km, 1'999hm)
  • Tenero → Maccagno → Alpe di Neggia → Gambarogno → Tenero (69km, 2'125hm)
  • Monaco La Turbie → Col de la Madone → Sainte-Agnès Monaco (55km, 1'350hm)
  • Bédoin → Mont Ventoux → Bédoin (43km, 1'639hm)

My first goal this year (2019) is to ride Zurich → Lausanne → Alpe d'Huez → Col de la Bonette → Isola → Monaco via the Maritime Alps (total: 850km, 10'346hm).

My second goal for 2019 is the completion of the Alpenbrevet Silver Tour via the Sustenpass (2224hm), Grimselpass (2164hm), and Furkapass (2429hm).

Triathlon

In July 2018, I participated in the 5150 Short Triathlon (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run) in Zurich. While my swimming wasn't mentionable as is typical for an amateur triathlete, I cycled a 29:34min (41km/h pace) and ran a 19:08min (3:49min/km pace). Altogether, I ranked 12th in my age category at 1:05.32hrs.

My mid to long-term goal is to complete the IRONMAN 70.3 in Rapperswil and some day in my life the Challenge Roth. I'll have to grow more patient and train for durability against really long distances by then.