The winner of Appenninica MTB Race Stage 1° edition, 7 stages, solo version, is Lukas Kaufmann. Lukas was born in Linz (AUT) on 4.4.94, he is 25 years old and ride for IMMOunited Mountainbike Racing Team. We have take two questions to this young and talent athlete
Lukas, how did you start the mountainbike? “I started racing in mountainbike when i was 8 years old. Between 13 and 14 years old, i loose more than 20 kilogram of weight and get faster and faster. So in the last years i can win many great races and, one week before Appenninica, i finished the hardest mountainbike marathon in Europe, the Salzkammergut Trophy in Austria, in 3th position. For this race with 210 kilometer and 7119 Höhenmeter i need 11 hours and 13 minutes”
Why did you choose Appenninica? “My passion is to ride (extreme) mountainbike-races in the whole world at very very beautiful landscapes. So for me Appenninica was the best mountainbike-stage-race i ride in the last 5 years..I love the mountains, i love the trails, i love the people, i love the eat and i love also the Parmigiano Raggiano.
Lukas finished Appenninica in 23h22’58’’. Longer stage 6h05’ (2° stage), shortest stage 25’ (prologue). Lukas did the best time in all segments. The race strategy was regular as planned in advance. Toghether with Italian cycling coach Andrea Ghelardoni, Lukas and Andrea launch a challenge. Who can beat Lukas?
There is someone who can do better than Lukas?
To beat Lukas is necessary to take a KOM in all four Strava segments (direct link by click on segment name)
Lukas realized these KOM during Appenninica. We can give an advantage to challengers. You can try to beat Lukas one segment a time, not all segments in one workout. Only 1 rule: welcome ebike but not on final results. Who overlap Lukas will appear in Golden book on this website and on Strava
07/2019 – Lukas Kaufmann [1h38’32’ | 46’03” | 7’02” | 23’28”]
Some tips to improve your PR on Strava
Segments are: 3 uphill (with very different characteristics between them) + 1 downhill (reward technical skills). Whoever overtakes Lukas becomes all around biker.
- Sfida Lukas #1 | Fanano – Lago Scaffaiolo, long distance segment for athlete with endurancer features. Here some tips to improve endurance performance.
- Sfida Lukas #2 | Porretta – Monte Piella, medium distance segment for athlete with best FTP. Here some tips to improve Granfondo performance.
- Sfida Lukas #3 | Vivaio Castelluccio, short distance segment for athlete with optimal lactate tolerance. Here some tips to imrpove lactate tolerance and aerobic power
- Sfida Lukas #4 | Discesa Monte Piella – Porretta, downhill segment. It start with techincal descent, after become faster, never too steep (suitable for all kind of mountainbikes).
|Segmento||Tipo||Estimated time||Stamina (endurance resistence)||Effort manage||FTP||Aerobic power||Technical skills|
|Sfida Lukas #1||U||2h||+++||+++||++||+||+|
|Sfida Lukas #2||U||1h||+||++||+++||++||+|
|Sfida Lukas #3||U||10′||+||+||+++|
|Sfida Lukas #4||D||25′||+||+||+++|