Welcome to the «Sparkassen Münsterland Giro.2013»
Even when it debuted, the Sparkassen Münsterland Giro - thanks to many enthusiastic participants in the «Cup der Sparkasse Münsterland Ost», and in the «Westfälische-Provinzial-Versicherung-Cup» - reaped a top position within the german cycling. After adding a route in year two of the «Cup der LBS», more than 3000 participants further boosted this standing. This tradition is to be continued on October the 3rd, when hobby cyclists come together in the Münsterland for the finale of the German Cycling-Cup. And they can already be assured of a friendly welcome: The region boasts 65 active cycling clubs, plus many free cycling groups, such as the «Lohmann-Kreisel», «Kette rechts» or «Nonnenkamp».
Whereas the international cream of professionals will head out on October the 3rd, German Reunification Day, only to sprint across the finish line in front of Schloss Münster, the point of departure for everybody else will be Münster. Tours covering distances of 70, 95 and 120 kilometres respectively can be chosen by cyclists participating in the «Cup der Sparkasse Münsterland Ost», «Cup der LBS» und im «Cup der Westfälischen Provinzial Versicherung». The highlight: on October the 3rd, cyclists enjoy right of way throughout the entire course. Refreshments, technical service, and an audience that supports cycling with much enthusiasm vouch for that feeling of Tour de France in the Münsterland. Timing is recorded with cutting edge transponder systems for prompt results.
Those wishing to be perfectly prepared should use the months prior to the Sparkassen Münsterland Giro.2013 to familiarise themselves with Germany’s number one cycling region. 4500 kilometres of perfectly signposted cycling routes offer something for everyone: To «Pättkes» cyclists, those who prefer easily negotiated routes, to the ultimate pro. The teams at Münster-Marketing or Münsterland-Touristik are happy to assist with the planning, or the search for accommodation.