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Maloja Stories

One Track Mind

We have a long-standing friendship with Christian Grasmann, and if there is anyone who truly goes his own way, it’s him. Whether it’s in professional cycling or in training young talent one thing is certain, “Grasi” doesn’t ever seem to run out of ideas.

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Give Back to the River

Pio Pitsch grew up with the river Rome on one side and a small creek on the other in Val Müstair in Grisons, Switzerland. Maybe it’s because this former carpenter and fishery warden has always felt so connected to water that he’s fully devoted himself to revitalizing our lakes, rivers and seas.

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8bar Crit - Full speed, Have fun, Podium included

Friday evening. The last e-mail sent and after work jumped directly into the car - at 7:00 pm was finally meeting place in Munich - we went (as so often) to Berlin. At the same time at the University of Hamburg. The final preparations for the math course on Monday completed, Marion jumped motivated in the ICE. Finally FEM weekend, finally full speed in the circle again!

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Mountain Biking North of The Polar Circle

Lyngenfjord? Have you ever heard of it? If you have it is probably from ski tourers and some probably claim that the ski touring areas are almost always good mountain bike areas.

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Gore-Tex Transalpine Run 2017

Once again there was no turning back. I had just made it out of a trail running slump, found pleasure in biking again and then… The Gore-Tex Transalpine Run 2017 happened. 2 runners making 1 team, 7 days, 4 countries, 267.4 km and 15,556 vertical meters.

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Danger

Daniel Schäfer has been a part of the Maloja family for over 10 years and to share his story with you has been well overdue. After finishing the catalog photo shoot with fellow Malojan’s Bella Chen and Guido Tschugg we had the time to sit down and interview „Danger Dan“.

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Fast Legs

Some legs just want to go fast, hard and uphill. Ski mountaineers have such legs and they fuel the passion for competition and intensify their love for the mountains.

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Cyclo-cross

When the days are getting shorter and the roads slick, the team captain and founder of the maloja Pushbikers Christian „Grasi“ Grasmann has one time or another demonized his job as a cycling professional.

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A new era

In the 1970s a group of young men from the USA who were in Gary Fisher’s inner circle collected old bicycles at the dump, fixed them up and raced across the dirt tracks and trails of their home state California. They were a little crazy, always looking for something new and loved nothing more than riding their bikes, which surmounted to the them unknowingly becoming bicycle pioneers.

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Indigo - Pushbikers Team Design 2017

We could hear the rumors building throughout the bike community. Many were asking what will the Pushbikers come up with next? From the past the community anticipated bizarre and abstract design concepts, yet no one expected the Maloja Pushbikers to present a minimalist design concept.

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Three Passes | Three Regions

A look at the fascination for mountain passes - Monte Grappa | Gotthard Pass | Sella Ronda.

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Gorge de Verdon

The rocks of Verdon are simply the best limestone and for many it’s the perfect rock. A must visit for climbers, you need to have been there to understand, to have touched the wall, climbed the legendary gorge and felt the power emanating from the mountains.

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Time travel with friends

Leave your workday behind and take a trip with us to a place where time comes to a stand still. A place away from the crowds and where nature remains untouched. We set off on a short bike-packing trip together with friends and for this reason alone it was already perfect.

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LES TEMPS CHANGENT. TIMES ARE CHANGING.

Back when Viktor Sedlacek founded the Grande Hotel de l’Europe more than a hundred years ago, he would not have been able to imagine the following: Tom Oehler, trialbike legend, elegantly jumping over the reception front desk while having his photo taken by photographer Armin Walcher working with a Leica medium format camera. Obviously, times are changing.

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