Race Transalp (sorry, too late for this year, but...

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...a suggestion for next year)
My brother is currently competing in the Transalp, one of his Summer highlights. I've only seen pictures and never went there in person, but the scenery looks just awesome.
Here the link:
http://bike-transalp.de/news/
It surely takes some cash, time, preperation, and last but not least some fitness. I'd fail meeting most of the requirements above, but some here might be interested.