1 continent, 10 countries, over 4300 km self supported with a legendary destination, the Arctic Circle! This is the NorthCape4000, this is the ultimate in Ultracycling Bike Adventure racing.
Here we go once again, pushing my endurance to the point of incredible pleasure filled with so many emotions that hang gingerly between unbreakable, nearly broken to totalled.
This next chapter of Adventure starts this Saturday July 27, 2019 at 8am in the sumptuous city of Turin Italy ranked among the most elegant and culture-rich cities in Europe.
The 4300km Route
From Turin i will begin to dream about the Arctic and share the spirit of NorthCape4000 with racers and fellow adventure athletes and follows from all over the world. The 4300km route allows me to share and intertwine my story and values of life while bike packing on a wonderful new stage, a continent in which culture and nature’s beauty have always shaped my everything, from landscapes food cultures traditions and people my mind will become once more, enriched.
I will cross dream-like landscapes and views of every kind, from the majesty of one of the most legendary Alpine passes, the Great St. Bernard (2473m) to the Swiss lakes and the ridge of river Rhine, between France and Germany.
Four mandatory checkpoints pave the 4300km route the first in Strasbourg and there after the charm of Alsace and onwards through the fascinating forests of Luxembourg and Belgium, in the Ardennes region, where i will check into the mandatory Gate 2 in Bastogne, a symbolic town and theatre of one of the most famous battles of the Second World War, and from Bastogne i will head to Liegi, to experience the unrepeatable emotion of the route of one of the greatest classics of the north, the Liegi – Bastogne – Liegi, and then cross the ultra-vast spaces of Lower Saxony.
The route has two sea ferry crossings with Oslo marking gate 3.
By now I will be breathing in the scent of the North Sea and the sensational Danish countryside continuing north riding to the balsamic and deep scent of the Swedish and Norwegian forests, and then reach that earthly paradise called Lofoten, home of Gate number 4, surrounded by an outstanding natural setting.
Finally, after an adventure that will have deeply changed and shaped you, as well as made you know your fellow travellers as they were your brothers and sisters, you will conquer a place which is so spiritual and fascinating that seems to have come out directly from a fairytale, a timeless place that has never needed any introduction, the finish line : North Cape.
Get ready to live the adventure with me making it the most exciting experience on adventure. The NorthCape4000 will be the sum of all my dreams and ambitions this year.
Delighted to announce that I’ve joined the rider roster at Mason Cycles & will proudly race the new mason Bokeh2 force 1x set up 42-11 driven by a 42 tooth rotor drivetrain. Super excited to test the bokeh incredible capabilities, its triple butted aluminium frame with the new parallax carbon front fork, disc brakes, deda stem saddle post & handlebars will make for a sensational ride.