The Transcontinental Race: no marginal gains but maximum excitement

The Transcontinental Race: no marginal gains but maximum excitement
August 4, 2016
The 2016 Transcontinental Race is underway. 5 and a half days after the start in Geraardsbergen (Belgium), Kristof Allegaert has ridden 2640km and leads the race as he approaches checkpoint 4 in Montenegro. Yes, you read it correctly. That’s about 480km per day. Unsupported. Oh, and he has to pick his route between every check point.
To learn more about self-supported endurance racing, listen to this podcast on CyclingTips.
Then, read this article on VeloNews about the latest developments on Tour de France tactics and decide which race is more exciting.
After completing the 2015 Transcontinental Race (read my story here), I made my choice.
You can follow the race here. Warning: this is highly addictive and I accept no liability for any productivity loss at work…

Alain Rumpf and his brevet card at the finish of the 2015 Transcontinental Race