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24 Hours Under ePower eBike premiere in Stuttgart 24-Hour Race

  • Tactics and riding technique are the keys to victory
  • eBike champions race to set lap record
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  • March 24, 2015
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Stuttgart/Reutlingen - 24-hour races have a long tradition in cycle racing. The "24 Hours of Stuttgart - epowered by Bosch" has joined the "Rad am Ring" race as a further test of battery power and endurance in the eBike calendar. Up to 1,500 entrants are expected to compete on September 5 and 6 in the 24-hour race, to be held on the Stuttgart trade fair site. The rider who completes the most laps in 24 hours will be on the top step of the winner's rostrum. In a further rating the "eBike Champion" for the fastest lap will be chosen.

Challenge for man and material
The course, just short of 8 km (5 miles) long, takes cyclists all around the trade fair site and neighbouring roads. Individual entrants, two-, four- and eight-member teams must accustom themselves to different road surfaces and demonstrate their cycling prowess. To ensure that they can benefit from constant electric assistance throughout the race, teams can use replacement batteries or even switch the entire eMTB. For two- and four-member teams in particular, the relay strategy and the time and duration of rider and battery changes will make the difference between victory and defeat.

Every competitor stands a chance of winning
In the 24-hour race, endurance and stamina are not the only qualities required to earn a place on the rostrum. The fastest eBikers will compete in a separate event for the "eBike Champion - epowered by Bosch" title, trying - while other members of their team are racing in the relay, for example - to set a lap record. To ensure equality of opportunity, Bosch eBike Systems will provide five bikes of different frame heights. The fastest eBiker will win the "hot seat" and keep it until someone else sets a new lap record. The final champion will win an eBike.

The course will allow spectators to follow the action at close quarters. The central start and finish area will enable them to experience the racing feeling close up with a view of the "pits" and the competitors' and team areas. In addition,

a 24-hour noodle party will enable them to recharge their personal energy batteries as live music and DJs add entertainment to the race atmosphere.

The "24 Hours of Stuttgart - epowered by Bosch" gets under way at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 5, with the finish scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 6. For further information about the race and how to enter, visit www.24hrace-stuttgart.de.

Further information about Bosch eBike Systems at www.bosch-ebike.com

Contacts for journalists:
Robert Bosch GmbH
Tamara Winograd
Tel.: 07121 35-394 64
Fax: 0711 811 514 042
Tamara.Winograd@de.bosch.com

Ketchum Pleon GmbH
Jens Weller
Tel.: 0711 210 99-427
Fax: 0711 210 99-499
Bosch.eBike@ketchumpleon.com

About Bosch eBike Systems
A new generation of bikes is taking town and country by storm and is already a part of eve-ryday life. eBikes are a modern means of transport for modern people: people in a hurry and people who prefer to take it easy, the fit and the comfort lovers, commuters and pleasure cyclists and, of course, young and old. The tailwind of technology-leading eBikes made by what are already more than 50 leading brands in Europe is powered by components that Bosch is developing to perfection. The Bosch portfolio ranges from the highly efficient drive unit (motor and gearbox) and high-quality batteries to a smart on-board and cycle computer that can be used intuitively. Perfect coordination of components holds the key to typical Bosch performance in terms of both comfort and efficiency. Like other Bosch products, the eBike systems benefit from the Bosch Group’s technology and production know-how. From conception and engineering to manufacturing, marketing and after-sales service, Bosch eBike Systems constantly set new standards for the eBike industry. The Bosch Group’s experience in the areas of electric motors, sensor technology, displays and lithium-ion batteries ensures that Bosch eBike systems use technology that is invented for life and that eBike users have their fun.

For more information please visit www.bosch-ebike.de

About Bosch
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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