STAND ON THE SOLARBERG
The distant roar builds and builds, cascading up the stretch of tarmac lined five-deep with the most raucous spectators in multisport. The bodies part just in time as the athletes ascend skywards. It’s 8:30am and Bavaria is in full voice, the beer is flowing and the smell of pretzel lingers heavy in the air. Of all the sights at Challenge Roth, it’s the iconic Solarberg climb that’s the highlight, an experience akin to the Tour de France’s most celebrated passages, and where many of the race’s 250,000 spectators pitch for the morning until decamping to the spectacular finish-line experience.