At dusk on Day 6 of the 5500km Indian Pacific Wheel Race, a gruelling self-supported race across the nation, some 59 riders remain in the epic trans-Australia adventure.
Belgian ultra-endurance cycling legend Kristof Allegaert remains in front – he has covered more than 2550km since leaving Fremantle at 6:00 am on Saturday. Mike Hall is some 80km behind Kristof with both riders expected to pass through the city of Adelaide in the early hours of Friday morning.
With riders spread out more than 1200km across two states, we took a look at the field earlier today.
Paul Ardill Podcast
Despite the race attracting some of the biggest name’s in the sport – ultra-endurance riders from all across the world – it’s a 74yo Aussie who’s been getting a huge amount of support and attention. We caught up with Paul Ardill on the phone – click here take a listen to his thoughts on the race so far.
Steffen Streich’s Specialized Roubaix
As winner of the 2015 Trans Afrika Bike Race, Steffen Streich is no stranger to ultra-endurance events. Currently riding in 10th place overall, the Greece-based rider had covered 2016km at 6pm on Thursday night. Here we take a look at the Specialized Roubaix Steffen is racing across Australia. All images courtesy of the Indian Pacific Wheel Race (IPWR).