Cycling News

Transcontinental: Racing 4,000km from Belgium to Greece in less than nine days

Cofidis' Spanish rider Ion Izaguirre Insausti cycles in a lone breakaway in the final ascent of the Col de la Croix Rosier during the 12th stage of the 110th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, 169 km between Roanne and Belleville-en-Beaujolais, in central-eastern France, on July 13, 2023. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)

The Transcontinental race has wrapped up its ninth edition, with Cristoph Strasser once again the first rider to traverse the nearly 4,000km distance between the checkpoints that ran from Belgium through to Greece.

The self-supported race, founded by ultra-endurance leader Mike Hall who tragically lost his life on the roads of Australia 6 years ago, has continued to grow and evolve, with riders facing a shorter but more mountainous route in 2023. The field of around 350 riders this year also faced mandatory gravel sections along the journey from the start on the unrelenting cobbled ascent of the Muur-Kepelmuur in Geraardsbergen on July 23 to Thessaloniki.

Click Here to Read the Full Original Article at CyclingNews RSS Feed…