RARUS – incredible Guinness World Record attempt in Russia

23.04.2013 This year may bring yet another amazing sounding Guinness World Record where ALPE consulting is right in the middle of it. Race Across Russia (www.raceacrossrussia.ru) – or RARUS – is an unofficial non-stop 24 hour solo race covering an audacious distance of 10.000 km and a total difference in altitude of 90.000 Meters. Two professional and two amateur racing cyclists from Austria will attempt to cycle from Moscow (Red Square) all the way across Russia to Wladiwostok (Russky Island, University Campus) in 14 days. The race starts on 1. August 2013. In 2009 the AusTriaTeam with its 4 daredevils got second place in the Race Across America, until now the world’s hardest cycling race stretching 5.000 km from west to east across America. And then in 2011 the Austrian Team set a world record in the Race Across Australia, covering the 4000 km from Perth to Sydney in only 4 days, 20 hours and 25 minutes The entire project in Russia is being managed by Most Management’s General Director Paul Bruck, an Austrian with 25 years of Russia experience. The main sponsor of the event is heavyweight SAP CIS, along with Jaguar Land Rover, Contintental, Hotel Baltschug Kempinski and Liebherr Russia. The event is supported by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce “Advantage Austria” and the Austrian embassy in Russia. Alexander Schachner, General Director of ALPE consulting, a SAP Gold Partner, is driving a Land Rover as part of the support team accompanying the racers from start to finish. This year promises to be an absolute highlight not only due to the incredible distance, harsh climate across vast stretches of the largest country in the world (i.e. Siberia), inconsistent road infrastructure, and absolute discipline, teamwork and perfect organization which will be required! The 16 strong support team will have plenty of action themselves, challenging them to their limit as well. But also because RARUS is focused on international understanding, promoting cultural exchange between Russia and Austria and large parts of the Russian people view this race positively as a daring and adventurous challenge. SAP and ALPE consulting are developing a mobile application which will give everybody the possibility for live tracking of the bikers. Also, anyone can of course follow the RARUS on TV, Radio, daily newspapers or the website and social media which will bring regular highlights and updates to interested followers. The next press conference will be on May 23rd 11:00 am at the Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow. Good luck to Alexander and his fellow country men and women from the entire ALPE consulting team! ALPE consulting is a SAP Gold Channel & Service Partner for Russia & CIS and offers SAP Implementations, Roll-Outs, Trainings, Consulting and Support. Founded in 2006 with offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan, the company has successfully completed over 55 projects and employs more than 65 specialized consultants. (www.alpeconsulting.com) Most Management acts as a management company for local Russian companies offering administrative as well as operative management services. Most Management is a subsidiary of Bruck Consult, an Austrian Consulting firm offering strategic planning, market analysis, company registration and a complete go to market model for Russia. (http://www.bruckconsult.com)

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