Race Across the Alps: and they're off!

Mike Cotty in 9th place as the race reachs the Gavia

by Dave Atkinson   June 19, 2009  

Race Across the Alps live tracking

The Race Across the Alps is underway! Even as we speak Mad Mike Cotty is piloting one of his two Cannondale SuperSixes along the valley to the foot of the mighty Passo del Gavia in a very creditable ninth place, 30 minutes or so behind the leaders.

If you're having trouble working out what's happening at the live tracking site than you're not alone: it took some head scratching on our part before we ralised that the little cyclist icons on the map are the checkpoints (showing everyone's time as they pass) and not the riders themselves. Even then it's not as straightforward as it might seem, as rider's names are only at the last checkpoint they passed, so you can't see what position riders were in as they passed. So it's not a few bunches of riders spread out along the course, like we thought when we first logged in.

Mike's aiming to finish in about 24 hours (read about his attempt in this story on road.cc and at www.mikecotty.co.uk) and we'll catch up with him once he's finished to get the lowdown on how it all panned out.

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Update: Mike has topped out on the Gavia still in 9th place

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7385 posts]
19th June 2009 - 16:00

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Go Mike.

Flo K

posted by Flo K [178 posts]
19th June 2009 - 19:45

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update: mike is 13th out on the road and still trucking. Just the Umbrail and Stelvio passes to go then Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7385 posts]
20th June 2009 - 8:33

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Final update: Mike finished in 10th place in exactly 27 hours - top work fella! and only five hours back on the winner, Maurizio Vandelli...

# Vandelli Maurizio (1) @2009-06-20 10:05:00
# Dörschlag Ekkehard (49) @2009-06-20 10:45:00
# Zörweg Heinz (2) @2009-06-20 11:45:00
# Strebel Thomas (19) @2009-06-20 12:00:00
# Fischer Rene (4) @2009-06-20 13:00:00
# Lindner Paul (3) @2009-06-20 13:28:00
# Ratschob Thomas (41) @2009-06-20 13:51:00
# Huber Armin (29) @2009-06-20 14:34:00
# Settimio Guidio (42) @2009-06-20 14:54:00
# Cotty Mike (33) @2009-06-20 15:00:00

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7385 posts]
22nd June 2009 - 17:18

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