- One stage, the clock never stops, racers choose where and when to rest.
- No support allowed. The racer uses only when they take with them,
or what they can buy along the way from ordinary shops.
- The participant chooses their own route and along the way there are 4 mandatory control points.
The atmosphere at the start was amazing thanks to the large number of participants and supporters. The first kilometres were chaotic but later, when I was alone, I was able to concentrate and focus on riding. During the first hours the territory was familiar allowing me to make strong progress, keeping the stops to eat or whatever to a minimum.
WARNING: This story hasn’t got too much of adventure because everything went really well. But for the followers i tried to write it down and i am hoping you enjoy it.
It was a hard decision to enter or not to enter the race. I like long distance races and a little bit of adventure is always fun, but because this was the first edition… i doubted. Is this a serious event, the site and sponsors were looking promising… But the most important questions were, what is the average time to get to Istanbul, and what is the level of the other riders? The whole thing made me really curious, so i decided to enter the race and give it a try.
“A bit of training, good mapping, lightweight traveling and a sparkle of luck should do the trick”