TRANSALP 2015 MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE: 625KM, 19,000M OF ASCENT, 7 STAGES
Taking place on 19-25 July, the Craft BIKE Transalp is a seven-stage, 625km mountain bike race with +19,000m of climbs, from Ruhpolding in the Bavarian Alps to Italy’s stunning Riva del Garda. Among its 1,200+ riders is Jon Fearne, who will be taking on this gruelling route for the first time with teammate Oli Woods. Here, Jon explains the challenges ahead and the training and nutrition needed to conquer them:
What Unique Challenges Lay Ahead?
What Inspired You to Compete in the Craft Bike Transalp?
I’ve coached top-10 finishers for this event before, which has sparked me to go out there and do it myself. I’ve ridden certain stages in the past but I’ve never done the complete seven days, so it’ll be my first time bringing it together as an athlete.
I did a stage race in Lanzarote back in January, which was just four days, and that went really well. There will be another three days added onto this race, so it will be interesting…
I’m riding a Cannondale F-Si Lefty. I’ve also got a spare Lefty in case anything goes horribly wrong!
What Is The Toughest Climb On The Course?
What Is Your Race Day Nutrition Plan?
How Do You Stay Motivated Through a Gruelling Multi-Stage Race?