Fiona Kolbinger, 24-Year-Old Medical Student, Becomes First Woman to Win the Transcontinental Race

From Bicycling authored by Jason Sumner:

  • Fiona Kolbinger, 24, won the Transcontinental Race on Tuesday.
  • The medical student and cancer researcher is the first woman to win the ultracycling race across Europe.
  • Finishing in 10 days, two hours, and 48 minutes, she beat the U.K.’s Ben Davies by nearly 11 hours.

“Following a ride that covered nearly 2,500 miles, passed through seven countries, and included a trip over the mighty Col du Galibier in the French Alps, German medical student and cancer researcher Fiona Kolbinger rolled into Brest, France, on Tuesday to become the first woman to win the Transcontinental Race.

Along the way, she bested 225 men and 39 women to win the seventh edition of the ultracycling contest across Europe. Ben Davies of the U.K. slotted second, nearly 11 hours behind Kolbinger. The third-place rider had yet to finish at the time of this report.”

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