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.
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
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