Fiona Kolbinger from Dresden - the first woman to win the Trancontinental 4,000km race from Bulgaria to France in 10 days, two hours and 48 minutes which finished this week.
No mechanics in cars chasing, no domestiques leading, no crowds cheering, team directors feeding and accommodating you. This is real cycling - completely unsupported, lonely, having to find and follow your own route between checkpoints.
Two of these included the 2,474-metre Timmelsjochpass in South Tyrol on the border between Italy and Austria, and traversing the 2,645-metre Col du Galibier, one of the highest paved passes in the French Alps.
Now back to her day job as a cancer researcher ...
And here's a nice noisy video and an opportunity to improve your French: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gK8Yrcs6jQ
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