20 September 2018


The 2018 Tour de Friends was a long, exciting ride that brought out 500 registered cyclists from every corner of the world (Australia, Malaysia, Israel, Chile, etc.), to ride from Munich to Jesolo. This year the Tour de Friends made it to its second edition, and the philosophy behind the event is simple: allow a group of friends to ride their bikes across three countries (Germany, Austria and Italy) discovering the wonders of the territory that lies along a cycling path stretching from Munich all the way to Venice. The sole purpose is to spend a week pursuing happiness and having fun. To keep the adrenaline going, there were also plenty of timed stretches within each individual stage.

This year the Tour de Friends set off from Munich on Wednesday, September 12. The first stage came to a close in Austria, near Achensee Lake. Then from the second stage on, Italy was the major highlight of the event. The second fraction ended up in the historic center of Bressanone, while the third stage saw riders passing through magical places like Cortina d’Ampezzo and the Dolomites, all the way to Vittorio Veneto, a city which this year celebrated 100 years since the end of the Great War. The last fraction was a triumphant showcase, culminating with the arrival in Jesolo. The ride lasted a total of 600 Km, divided into 4 stages with more than 8000 m of altitude changes.

For years Selle San Marco has been a partner of Rad Race (the event organizer) and this year the company followed the race step by step, supporting the participants with saddles to test ride along the route and providing the opportunity for a hands on experience with a wide range of their products: from the most comfortable and performing Aspide Supercomfort to the more cutting edge road racing model called Shortfit. Furthermore, there was a Selle San Marco booth at every stage arrival to provide the best technical assistance to riders and enthusiasts alike.

The third edition of the Tour de Friends is already on the calendar, and it is sure to bring lots of news and surprises.