Once again, the cyclist Ralph Schwörer was able to bring home a victory! At the 24h-race Rad am Ring on Saturday, 28 July 2018, the 50-year-old sportsman from the Black Forest claimed first place in his age group and climbed to third place in the total of 600 individual starters! Thanks to the Supernova Airstream on his road bike, Schwörer was able to contest the “Green Hell” not only fast, but also with the best lighting.
With the Supernova Airstream through the Green Hell
Schwörer can be more than satisfied: Within 24 hours, the tenacious athlete has completed the 26 laps he achieved last year and thereby even saved 4 minutes. In total, he covered a distance of 670 km and climbed over 14,000 meters! The Supernova Airstream helped him through the dark periods. Thanks to its flexible mounting, the featherweight can be easily mounted on any wheel. The battery light has a maximum running time of 14 hours – completely sufficient for the demands of a 24h-race. At this race, the athletes are passing the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, equipped with Formula 1 asphalt, and bring a varied terrain with a demanding altitude profile and a rich variety of curves around the ring behind them. Anyhow, Ralph Schwörer was enthusiastic about the performance of the front light.
Nürburgring by road bike and Supernova Airstream
Fascination – since 1927, the “Green Hell” has not only attracted car and motorcycle riders, but also cyclists. This race track, also often referred to as the “Grande Dame”, measures generous 18 m in width and offers some special features for the rider: In the slope known as the “Fuchsröhre”, speeds of up to 100 km/h can be reached, but cyclists expect steep sections of up to 17% gradient, just like the one between the “Karussel” and the “Hohe Acht”. The race is considered to be one of the core elements of the entire Rad am Ring program.
Congratulations on this success!
Text: Myriel Hauser Ι Pictures: Sportograf