The start of the non-stop tour will take place today, on 10th January 2017 at Cottesloe Beach at the Indiana Beach Hotel in Perth. The distance to the world-famous Sydney Opera House is 3,950 kilometers and includes 16,000 meters of climbing. “Compared to the Race Across America, I have to complete half of the climbing on a similar distance, with the highest elevation being only 700 meters. But the challenge will be the weather. I will start the ride during the Australian summer and it will be constantly hot and dry, especially while crossing the Outback”, says the three-time-winner of Race Across America called “RAAM”, the world’s longest endurance bicycle race.
- Less than 7 days
Records to beat:
- Wolfgang Fasching (AUT), 1998, 3-time RAAM winner, 7 days 19 hours
- Gerhard Gulewicz (AUT), 2007, 7 days 8 hours
Follow the “World Record Down Under powerd by owayo” LIVE:
Coverage Perth today:
Arrive at Indiana Beach Hotel, Cottesloe Beach at 1pm for 2pm start of the “World Record Down Under powerd by owayo”.
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About Christoph Strasser:
* Born: 4 Nov 1982, Austria – The 34-year old ultra-cyclist was born in Austria and caught the riding bug as a cycle courier in Graz, Austria.
* Why Australia: “It’s a record that can be broken, I’d rather have it on my website than someone else’s.”
* Why January: “It’s a huge challenge and I am training with new equipment for the Race Across America.”
* About Australia: “I don’t know what to expect from traffic, wildlife and the night riding… but I am looking forward to seeing the stars above me at night, the Australian night skies that span the entire horizon – 360 degrees nothing but stars.”
* About Cycling: “I’m thinking about it day and night; I’m dreaming about it, am pedaling constantly.”
– Race Across America Winner 2011, 2013, 2014 (7d 15h 56min)
– Race Around Austria Winner 2014, 2015, 2016 (3d 12h 41min)
– 24h World Record Road (2015/896.173km)
– 24h World Champion Road (2016, California – average 37.18km/h, ca. 260Watts across 24h)
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