Posted by Miles Arbour
Last June marked the first edition of the Transpyrenees race. A 1,000km unsupported ultra-cycling race from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic coast, climbing some of the most mythical and challenging cols of the Pyrenees, such as Pailhères, Peyresourde, Tourmalet, Luz-Ardiden, Aubisque and La Pierre Saint-Martin. The 2020 event dates are set, registration is open, and the event organizers just released a great recap video of last year’s race. It’s a must watch for anyone interested in tackling what looks to be a very rewarding event.
Watch the full film below, followed by some photos captured during the event. And don’t forget to scroll all the way down to see just how fast the quickest riders were.
The Transpyrenees 2019 had 50 registered solo riders, and just 37 of those finished. Ulrich Bartholmös (Germany) took first place with a time of 2 days, 2 hours, 46 minutes. Christoph Fuhrbach (Germany) place second with a time of 2 days, 9 hours, 23 minutes. Clément Clisson (France) followed in third place with a time of 2 days, 19 hours, 4 minutes. The first female rider was Ana Orenz (Germany) with a time of 3 days, 8 hours, 23 minutes. There were 16 registered pairs at the event, and Gabriele Cipriano and Mattia Biffi took first place with a final time of 4 days, 8 hours, 46 minutes. You can view all of the standings here, and head over to the Transpyrenees 2020 event listing to learn more.