One of The Worlds toughest and longest (9195km) ultra-stage bicycle race is almost done!

The Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme is 9195km long. It takes approximately 9h to travel this distance by plane, 120h by train and 7-9 days by car. Spanning across Europe and Asia and passes through seven timezones and four different climates, the route follow the the longest railway line in the world: the Trans-Siberian Railway. It connects Moscow with the Russian Far East and the Sea of Japan. It has connected Moscow with Vladivostok since 1916.

Four solo riders: Steve Harvey (UK), Eduard Fuchs (AUT), Kristof Allegaert (BEL), Denis Madjara (RUS) and 3 duo teams Paola Gianotti and Paolo Aste (ITA), Thomas John and Johannes Rosenberger (DEU) and Ivan Kovalev and Mikhail Ignatyev (RUS) will be on the roads of Russia for 23 days, to take the human powers to the next level and compete in a challenge of a lifetime.

These nine men and one woman are on target to accomplish this in 23 days on one of the most mesmerizing routes in the world.

You can follow the athletes on or download the event APP from App store and Android Market.

[Source: Red Bull’s newsroom July 2]

Some additional resources for info on the race:

Here is a Google Doc with an update from this past Monday.

• Daily updated media from Red Bull. Go direct to videos or images.

• A great post Nigel Wynn did on Cycling Weekly is here.

• Assorted recaps: Stage 1, Stage 4 and Stage 11.

Stage 7: Dusk falls on the riders © Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool
Stage 7: Dusk falls on the riders © Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool