Congratulations to everyone taking part and those who have completed 2015 Transcontinental Race. One of the toughest endurance / audax events of the year. Riders race non-stop from from the Muur van Geraardsbergen in Belgium to Istanbul in Turkey. They can choose when and where to rest and there is no defined route but there are mandatory controls along the way. The controls, help bring the competitors together, and let racers share their stories, the control ensure riders visit famous European landmark. One of the control points was the top of eeary Mont Ventoux.
175 riders started the event, and so far five have made it to Turkey. The first man home was Britain's Josh Ibbett riding 4,239km in 9 days, 23 hours, 54 minutes. Riders can be followed live on the event website.
The Super Acciaio pictured (below), belongs to Matthew Swain who is taking part in the race. He stopped to take the snap somewhere in the Champagne region.
Find out more on the Transcontinental website.