Ischgl Simplon Cycling Team – A New Season, A New Name, The Same Passion

Texpa Simplon becomes Ischgl Simplon. The renowned cycling team around the top athletes Markus Kaufmann (D) and Hansueli Stauffer (CH) is now competing with a new name. The name change marks the beginning of a promising partnership with the Paznaun – Ischgl tourism region, which will support the team in the coming season.

The ten-person team, led by top athletes Markus Kaufmann (D), reigning European champion and German champion in the master marathon distance, and Hansueli Stauffer (CH), Ischgl Ironbike winner, is bursting with talent and is also starting with two women this season . Stauffer about the new cooperation: “We are thrilled that we have found a strong partner in Ischgl and are looking forward to working with the region, which hosts the legendary Ischgl Ironbike, where we have already achieved one or two successes.”

In addition to Markus Kaufmann (D) and Hansueli Stauffer CH), Philip Handl (A), Marlies Feichtenhofer (A), Michael Wohlgemuth (I), Marek Sülzle (D), Uwe Hardter (D), Lomas Welfing (D) are also represented as team drivers. and new Pia Vogt (D) and Peat Weinberg (D) the Ischgl Simplon team at upcoming competitions.

Visions of the future

The Ischgl Simplon team is starting the coming racing season with strong team spirit and a clear vision and is optimistic about success in national and international mountain bike challenges. Philip Handl , Ischgl Simplon team driver from Tyrol, underlines the importance of the new partnership: “Having a renowned tourism region like Ischgl as a partner is very valuable for us and it is an honor for us to be able to represent this name at all upcoming races. Why Ischgl is a good fit for us? The Paznaun – Ischgl tourism region is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts, and not just in winter. The legendary Ischgl Ironbike is also home to one of the oldest and toughest mountain bike marathons in the Alpine region. Anyone who completes the Ischgl Ironbike, which is notorious for its steep climbs, can count themselves among the die-hards. This year, as a team, we will not only be making a statement here with our new name. The competition can warm up.”

The Austrian top brand Simplon has been the official bike partner of the Paznaun – Ischgl tourism region since 2023. The partnership combines Simplon's expertise in high-quality bike construction with the unique alpine landscape of Paznaun, which is perfect for bike enthusiasts of all skill levels. Together, the two brands are setting new standards in bike tourism and offering guests and locals incomparable bike experiences on the varied trails in Ischgl, Galtür, Kappl and See.

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