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The route of the ninth edition of the Transcontinental race, everyone’s favourite self-supported jaunt across Europe, was unveiled last night – and it looks as gruelling as ever. #TCRNo9 (link is external) is here. https://t.co/V7cd1LGpxs (link is external) . Starting once again on Flandrien cobbles, this year’s route guides our intrepid, self-supported riders south and east; across Alpine passes, through sheer gorges and along ancient roads, finally coming to rest on the edge of Europe… pic.twitter.com/dbLS0O2X1c (link is external) Like this year’s race, won by Austrian ultra-distance cyclist Christoph Strasser , the 2023 Transconti will start in one of cycling’s true holy places, Geraardsbergen (the home of the Muur and the chapel), on 23 July before heading deep into the Alps on the way to the welcoming warm waters of the Aegean Sea for a finish in the Greek port city of Thessaloniki.
Pretty straightforward then. 2023 Transcontinental Race route “This Race offers the chance to pit mind, body and spirit against thousands of miles of Europe’s most beautiful, remote, inspiring, and challenging roads and tracks,” the organisers said in a statement (link is external) announcing the route.
“As always, this Race rewards the most prepared; the strongest legs will only prevail in the presence of the sharpest wit.”
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