Roberto De Osti, Italian Ultracycling Champion at ACSI 2015 and European Champion in the single-speed 24h MTB Wembo in 2019, will participate in the Ultracycling North Cape – Tarifa, the longest unsupported cycling race in Europe that includes the highest cyclable road on the European continent, the Pico del Veleta, at a height of 3,398 m, in Spain.
“The race begins June 20, 2022, at midnight. – explains Roberto De Osti – The longest trail at 7,370 km and connected to the North Cape, in Norway, in Tarifa, in Spain. I will cross through many countries with different cultures and sceneries“. In fact, the participants will cross through 15 different nations and their characteristic landscapes:
- Czech Republic
Roberto De Osti chose the Endurance and Ultracycling world because he loves challenges and the bike is the means that allows him to reach milestones in his endeavors, like North Cape Ultracycling – Tarifa. The itinerary entails 4 different checkpoints: Helsinki (1,753 km), Bregenz (4,071 km), Nice (5,370 km) and Tarifa (7,370 km) and the athlete has decided to complete the entire itinerary without deviations. The race does not entail any time limit, but the Italian champion set his goal to reach the finish line in Tarifa in 22 days maximum: “I’ll have to ride an average of 350 km per day. My strategy? In the past, I pedaled without stop and slept maximum an hour, a risk for my health and security. To reach my goal, throughout the competition, I will have to take care of myself correctly and rest at least 3-4 hours a day”.
Fast&Up will support the athlete, one of the brand’s official performers, in pedaling and reaching this important milestone! To support him at home are his family, friends, Follettiverdi teammates and the #FastAndUp community!