Kristof Allegaert wins TransContinental Race

Belgian arrives in Istanbul ahead of race car to claim unsupported endurance title

by Sarah Barth   August 17, 2014  

Kristof Allegaert © Twitter

Belgian Kristof Allegaert has won the TransContinental Race, arriving in Istanbul ahead of the race car in an epic eight day slog from London.

88 riders took part in this year’s unsupported Transcontinental, which left the capital last Friday.

Allegaert entered Istanbul early this morning following a lonely journey of over 3,400 kilometers through snowy mountain passes and extreme heat.

Allegaert slept just three hours every night in his attempt to win.

Richard Dunnett is now in second place, having overtaken Josh Ibbett who had a shifter malfunction and has been riding singlespeed .

Gaby Leveridge leads the women after taking the ferry across the Adriatic but is being closely pursued by Pippa Handley.

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Amazing performance. And this after having to go back and redo a bit too!

posted by mbrads72 [121 posts]
17th August 2014 - 15:43

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chapeau

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posted by OldRidgeback [2206 posts]
17th August 2014 - 22:17

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Great effort. all credit to your strength and determination.

posted by upinthehills [7 posts]
17th August 2014 - 22:19

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Madman. Chapeau indeed.

(Any testing in this race?)

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posted by Gizmo_ [871 posts]
18th August 2014 - 10:30

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Don't know if they have Sports Personality of the Year in Belgium, but this ride certainly makes a strong case for him to be nominated!

posted by chokofingrz [287 posts]
19th August 2014 - 10:18

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