28th July 2017
TCRNO5 | MASONITES
We'll be following these MASONites as they race across Europe in the 5th edition of The Transcontinental Race.
It's fantastic to see all 3 of our framesets being used by 5 riders to complete the definitive ultra-distance cycle race.
You can use the image sliders below for daily updates on their position and status.
TERRY JONES |
BOKEH ULTEGRA DI2 HYDRO
Riding Time: 2days. 12hrs. 32mins.
Current Distance: 1053.4km.
Stopped Time: 2days. 00hrs. 20mins.
Terry reached Schloss Lichtenstein, Germany (CP1) in 1day, 18hrs, 04mins. He's now within sight of the Italian border and has the Stelvio to conquer. That's 4 countries crossed in less than 2 days.
Unfortunately some exotic route choices and bad road surfaces has left Terry's knee damaged, so he's made the difficult but sensible choice to scratch at CP2.
THE RACING COLLECTIVE |
BOKEH 105 HYDRO
Riding Time: 8days. 07hrs 48mins.
Current Distance: 3652.6km.
Stopped Time: 5day. 18hrs. 50mins.
TRC reached Schloss Lichtenstein, Germany (CP1) in 1day, 21hrs, 10mins. His route now takes him directtly South to cross the Stelvio National Park.
He successfully finished the Transcontinental Race in time for the finisher's party. What an achievement for his first time!
The Racing Collective, or so our friend goes - a new series of community organised rides taking place on all-terrains across the UK. The Racing Collective is run on a not-for-profit basis by a team of volunteers. These rides contribute to maintaining and developing the wild areas of the UK that we love and cherish, and definitely need to value more. See here for more information.
Markku Leppala |
RESOLUTION ULTEGRA DI2 HYDRO
IG: Markku Leppala
Riding Time: 8days. 9hrs. 41mins.
Current Distance: 3563.0km.
Stopped Time: 4days. 3hrs. 42mins.
Markku reached Schloss Lichtenstein, Germany (CP1) in 1day, 13hrs, 12mins. Having already passed the halfway point between CP1 and CP2, Markku is in Italy and in the mountains. It'll be tough going for the next few hundred km. Monte Grappa awaits.
Markku is completed his 'triple crown' of ultra-distance rides by adding the TCR to his Trans-AM and Trans-atlantic Way completions - true FastFar veteranship.
BEN SNODIN |
DEFINITION ULTEGRA DI2 HYDRO
Riding Time: 8days. 16hrs. 52mins.
Current Distance: 3685.7km.
Stopped Time: 4days. 08hrs. 49mins.
Ben reached Schloss Lichtenstein, Germany (CP1) in 1day, 17hrs, 22mins. It's all uphill from here. Ben's at the foot of the Stelvio mountains but he's looking strong and relaxed.
Ben finished his first TCR in 13 days!
TEEMU VASARA |
Riding Time: 2days. 14hrs 21mins.
Current Distance: 869.6.3km.
Stopped Time: 4days. 01hrs. 53mins.
Teemu reached Schloss Lichtenstein, Germany (CP1) in 2day, 05hrs, 53mins. Taking it stady and ploughing on. Teemu took a deserved rest at CP1 and is now crossing Germany.
A dormant knee injury resurfaced and unfortunately put Teemu's sensible chances of finishing the race at bay, this year.
...the pain in the right knee gradually got worse and worse and worse until it was just too much to ride through. Would have hoped for a different ending to this adventure, but nonetheless it was an incredible experience. Just beautiful.