On 19 September 2019 "Zurich–Zermatt" will be held for the first time. The race is part of the swiss cycling legend and two time Olympic Champion Fabian Cancellara’s international race series Chasing Cancellara which will provide the participants with a very demanding course. Who manages to overtake the champion or to beat his time? After the start at the Prime Tower in Zurich the riders are heading towards hillier regions via the Buechenegg, the Freiamt and Sursee. From there the participants tackle the climbs of Glaubenbielen and Brünig before the Grimselpass is set to be the biggest obstacle of the race. With close to 290 kilometers and almost 7’000 meters of elevation, Zurich–Zermatt is set to be the toughest one day race in Switzerland.
"I’m really excited about this new project", says Fabian Cancellara. "I’m convinced that the unique course paired with the spectacular scenery in Zermatt is exactly what a lot of cyclists are looking for." For all of those who are not eager to tackle to whole course by themselves, Zurich–Zermatt also offers the opportunity to participate in teams of two. In this category the team members can split up the route in a two men relay.