Inside the Trans-Siberian Extreme

Joseph Delves 9 Mar 2018 Brutal, huge, controversial. Meet the 9,200km-long Trans-Siberian Extreme, the longest and toughest bike race on the planet Cutting across the great expanse of Russia, the Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme race runs from Moscow in the west to Vladivostok, close to North Korea in the east. In 2016, not one entrant completed its 9,200 kilometres, with harsh weather and rough roads proving too much for every solo rider. The year before, its inaugural running had seen only a slightly higher success rate, with noted ultra-distance racer Kristof Allegaert winning by dint of being the only finisher. See related Act your age: Adapting your training as you get older How can we get more women into cycling? Lizzie Deignan: Equal prize money is 'more than a gesture' Milan-San Remo 2018: Route, riders and all you need to know The longest ultra race in the world, following the ...

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