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“How is this possible?” Fiona Kolbinger shocks Strava with incredible 428km ride averaging 30.5km/h; Cav not ruling out Tour de France return after latest victory; Weekend catch-up + more on the live blog

"How is this possible?" Fiona Kolbinger shocks Strava with incredible 428km ride averaging 30.5km/h; Cav not ruling out Tour de France return after latest victory; Weekend catch-up + more on the live blog

Strava was impressed and it seems our followers are too, with plenty commenting on the extraordinary talents of the 26-year-old German doctor/ultra cyclist. Scrolling further…

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Strava was impressed and it seems our followers are too, with plenty commenting on the extraordinary talents of the 26-year-old German doctor/ultra cyclist. Scrolling further down Kolbinger’s Strava page reveals the monster rides aren’t just occasional either – the upload above (link is external) from 24th May appears to have been a solo effort, with 312km rode at a pace of 28.6km/h. Between 10th-13th May, she completed back-to-back huge rides of 295km, 291km, 342km and 165km, displaying the endurance and consistency that gave her that epic Transcon victory two years ago. On our Twitter page Alex White simply described the effort as "insane", while Rich_cb says Kolbinger is going to have to "up her game" – we detect a hint of sarcasm, perhaps in reference to this controversial article from last week…

It appears the postponement of the eighth Transcon ultra race to 2022 hasn’t exactly led to its current champion taking her foot off the gas, as Fiona Kolbinger continues to put in huge mileage undertaken at incredible speeds. The latest one (link is external) has been described as her most impressive yet, a 14 hour jaunt with a total distance of over 428km (266 miles) undertaken at a frightening average speed of 30.5km/h (18.9mph).

We can see from Kolbinger’s Strava upload that the total time her Garmin was running was 16 hours, meaning she took around two hours’ break over the day. The particularly high average speed for a ride of this distance could have been helped by the […]

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