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First Woman to Complete La Vuelta a Espana


I started road cycling 11 years ago when I dropped running and kayaking from multiple-sport adventure racing. When I realized quickly that the racing against others was not as thrilling as racing against my own mental and physical limits, I got into ultra cycling. I started with gravel races like the 500km Dirty Kanza and it evolved into multi-day adventure cycling tours across Europe. The pinnacle of my ultra endurance cycling career was the 3000km Vuelta a Espana where I rode all 21 stages of one of the Grand Tours on the same day as the male professionals (there is [...]

First Woman to Complete La Vuelta a Espana2023-04-03T19:24:59-07:00

Laura Grehan


My ultracycling career has been brief but exciting so far. In September 2020 I had the honour of becoming Ireland’s first female solo World UltraCycling Association record holder by setting a cost-to-coast record for Ireland west to east. This was my first foray into the world of ultracycling – and what an incredible introduction it was. The experience has certainly made me keen to participate in more ultracycling events.

Laura Grehan2023-04-03T19:24:59-07:00

Mario Favinia


2nd at the 2020 European 12H Ultracycling Championships 2nd at the 2020 UltrApuane Experience 4th at the 2020 Ultracycling Dolomitica 380 self supported 6th at the Italian Ultracycling Championships 12H 2nd in the Ultrafondo Cup 2020 3rd in the Italian Time Trial Cup 2020

Mario Favinia2023-04-03T19:24:59-07:00

Ron Gurley


For several years I was a dedicated triathlete competing in over 40 triathlons including 12 half Ironman and 7 full Ironman events. I was able to be pretty competitive finishing in the top 10 of age group most of the time with 3 podium finishes including 2nd and 4th at Ironman Chattanooga in 2016 and 2017 and missing a slot entry to the World Championship in Kona, Hi. both years by “One” slot . I know most people think a 112-116mi time trial bike race as part of the full distance Ironman is an awesome race and it isn’t easy, [...]

Ron Gurley2023-04-03T19:25:00-07:00

Grinshina Kartik


Attempting Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 after hearing about it just a few months before. —-Riding Thailands ISAN 2020km ride  in Feb 2020 was such a blessing in year 2020 just before Covid took over our lives. The sights, sounds and food of Thailand are forever etched in my memory. The kindness of Thai people is truly something to be experienced riding a bike.

Grinshina Kartik2023-04-03T19:24:58-07:00
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