Inside the Trans-Siberian Extreme – Cyclist

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.

The longest ultra race in the world, following the route of the famous railway line, the Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme’s 14 stages cover around a quarter of the earth’s circumference. Read more…