Fiona Kolbinger Becomes First Woman To Win Transcontinental Road Race
Joe Robinson 6 Aug 2019 The 24-year-old German medical researcher makes history in Brest, France Fiona Kolbinger has become the first woman to win the Transcontinental Road Race. The 24-year-old German cancer researcher crossed the finish line in Brest, France to storm to a dominant victory in the seventh edition of the multi-day, ultra-endurance race. Kolbinger completed the incredible 4,000km distance from Burgas, Bulgaria to Brest, in the western tip of France, in 10 days, 2 hours and 48 minutes finishing in the early hours of Tuesday 6th August. While she becomes the first female to win the Transcontinental, the truly remarkable feat was that Kolbinger was not only making her Transcontinental debut but also her ultra-endurance race debut. Throughout the race, she kept remarkably relaxed despite the stress of riding across the continent on minimal sleep. See related Race across Europe: Riding the Transcontinental Vuelta a Espana 2019: Route, ...
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