#TCRN04

 
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The Transcontinental Race No.4 in 2016, started in the Flemish city of Geraardsbergen on top of the Kapelmuur. 216 riders started, including 18 women and 31 pairs. The first Control Point was Puy-de-Dôme through the col de Ceyssat, a short warm up to the challenging Furka Pass at CP2 in the Swiss Alps. CP3, Passo di Giau, a steep climb in the Dolomites, kept the racers trekking over high mountain passes, before battling strong winds on the road towards the final Control in Montenegro’s Dinaric Alps range, the Durmitor Massif. Kristoff Allegart, 2-time TCR winner, once again rode well ahead of the pack racing to a third win and securing his legend as the“Belgian Terminator”, finishing in 8 days, 17 hours.  Emily Chappell took the women’s field at 13 days, 10 hours. The fastest pair were Andrew Boyd and James Stannard. The race finished at the 'Saat Kelusi' - a clock tower in Çanakkale, a Turkish Seaport on the Anatolian coast of the Dardanelles. Of the 216 riders to start, 138 made it to the finish.

This was to be Mike’s last race. Only 7 months after the race had finished Mike Hall was killed taking part in the inaugural Indian Pacific Wheel Race in Australia close to securing second place behind Kristof.

 

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#TCRNo4

Riders and the Race Control Cars gather in Geraardsbergen, Belgium for the start of the 4th Transcontinental Race. Race Starts 22:00 CET Friday 29th July. The Transcontinental Race No.4 #TCRNo4 In the days when the bicycle was the fastest thing on the roads plucky riders took on long hard races alone with no team cars and soigneurs to look after them.