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Transcontinental Race #7 results

Old 08-07-19, 11:42 PM
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Transcontinental Race #7 results

Congratulations, Fiona Kolbinger on winning the 7th edition of TCR!

The seventh edition of the Transcontinental Race was won by 24 year old German cancer researcher, Fiona Kolbinger #TCRNo7cap66 at 7:48am CET on Tuesday 6th of August 2019. She travelled over 4000km from Burgas, Bulgaria to the finish line at Brest in Brittany, in northwest France in just 10 days, 2 hours and 48 minutes. Ben Davies #TCRNo7cap10 takes the 2nd step on the podium reaching the finish line in 10 days, 13 hours and 10 minutes.⁠ Job Hendrickx #TCRNo7cap240 takes 3rd place, he arrived to Brest in 10 days, 15 hours and 48 minutes.⁠
She finished not just fastest amongst 40 female participants but more than 10 hours ahead of the fastest male cyclist to become the overall winner. It was her first ultra-distance race (the London-Edinburg-London 1400 km Audax which she participated in two years ago technically is not a race).

Cancer researcher becomes first woman to win 4,000km cycling race(The Guardian)
Who is Fiona Kolbinger? The medical student who has become the first woman to win the Transcontinental Race…(road.cc)

BjŲrn Lenhard, who like Kolbinger also hails from Dresden, dropped out on day 3. Having placed 2nd and 3rd overall in 2017 (TRC#5) and 2018 (TRC#6) respectively, he was considered one of the favourites to win the race this year. He was the fastest finisher in PBP 2015. Kolbinger and Lenhard had done some training together before the race:

Fiona is so strong, she really is. What’s more, she is a complete rider. Yes, you need to be strong but in this race you have to be able to think, to plan, to fix your bike if you have to.

She is also one of the strongest climbers in this race, much faster than me.

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She even stopped to play the piano.
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It's amazing to see the ground she covered, sometimes 300+ miles a day. There are some cool photos and an interesting story here :

https://cyclingtips.com/2019/08/insi...across-europe/

Also some info on her setup here :

https://www.strava.com/athletes/1657...kK2YwR0eGW5PZY
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Also some info on her setup here :

https://www.strava.com/athletes/1657...kK2YwR0eGW5PZY
I'm surprised at the lack of spare clothes.
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