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“Red Bull Jungfrau-Stafette 2007”

Alec Wohlgroth (Schweiz) - 38 min

Friday, 14. Nov. 2008 from 20:30 in Kammermusiksaal       

From Zurich across the Alps and back to Zurich, 500 km on one single day, on foot, mountain bikes, skis, motorcycles, in sports cars and airplanes. The Red Bull race had its premiere in 1931. After 68 years, it celebrated its resurrection in 2007, on a more spectacular scale than in the past and yet entirely in the spirit of the grandfathers who had invented the race. As the 9-km-long running stage showed, the teams were made up very differently. Most of the teams consisted of hobby athletes gathering around vintage car enthusiasts, who drove the motorcycle or car stage. (How tradition and modern spirit meet, was most evident where the downhill bikers on their high-tech bikes transferred the baton to the motorcyclists on their pre-war bikes.) Given the unfavourable weather conditions, it was a success that 11 of the 13 stages could take place. It was a real adventure for both the organisers and the participants.