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The Transcontinental Race

Sat 27th Jul 2019 · Burgas
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The Transcontinental Race is the definitive self-supported bicycle race across Europe. At the sharp end it is a beautifully hard bicycle race, simple in design but complex in execution. Factors of self reliance, logistics, navigation and judgement burden racers’ minds as well as their physiques. The strongest excel and redefine what we think possible while many experienced riders target only a finish. Returning to the original concept of a race across an entire continent the seventh edition of the Transcontinental Race will feature coastal start and finish locations rich in cultural and historic significance. In a twist long considered by race organisers this edition of the race will start on the eastern edge of Europe and finish in the west offering riders a fresh perspective on the diversity of landscapes and cultures across the continent.

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Lost Dot is a social enterprise run by cycling enthusiasts. They are committed to growing unsupported bicycle racing, and guaranteeing a sustainable future for the Transcontinental Race.

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SceneryStunning scenery
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CrowdsIncredible crowds
Did the 4000km in 2016
Been in bike racing for 15 years and Transcontinental No.4 was the most challenging event I have ever participated in. It is much more than a bike race and you need to be well prepared in advance, physically and more importantly mentally. While pushing your limits, you meet very nice people and see great places. I was lucky enough to be an official finisher and now I have a great story to tell for the rest of my life. Looking forward to do it once again.… read more
Richard
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Did the 4000km in 2018
A huge achievement just to get to the start line. It’s almost a life changing event, pushing you to achieve something you never thought possible. You become part of an extraordinary “family” and it will always be part of you. … read more
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THE RACE

The Transcontinental is a single stage race in which the clock never stops. Riders plan, research and navigate their own course and choose when and where to rest. They will take only what they can carry and consume only what they can find. Four mandatory control points guide their route and ensure a healthy amount of climbing to reach some of cycling’s most beautiful and historic monuments. Each year our riders cover around 4000km to reach the finish line.

CONTROL POINTS OF THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RACE NO.7

Start - Burgas, Bulgaria

1 - Buzludzha, Bulgaria

2 - Vranjska Banja, Serbia

3 - Passo Gardena, Italy

4 - Alpe d'huez, France

Finish - Brest, France

Did the 4000km in 2016
Been in bike racing for 15 years and Transcontinental No.4 was the most challenging event I have ever participated in. It is much more than a bike race and you need to be well prepared in advance, physically and more importantly mentally. While pushing your limits, you meet very nice people and see great places. I was lucky enough to be an official finisher and now I have a great story to tell for the rest of my life. Looking forward to do it once again.
Richard
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5.0
Did the 4000km in 2018
A huge achievement just to get to the start line. It’s almost a life changing event, pushing you to achieve something you never thought possible. You become part of an extraordinary “family” and it will always be part of you.
5.0
2 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
CrowdsIncredible crowds
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REGISTRATION

Registration will take place in on Friday 26th July 2019 in Burgas, Bulgaria.

RACE
The race will start early on Saturday 27th and finish in Brest, the French harbour town that serves as the midpoint for the historic 1,200 km Paris - Brest - Paris.

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