Fiona Kolbinger: Winning the Transcontinental Race
This is a fabulous conversation with a fabulous woman. Germany's Fiona Kolbinger surprised everyone - not least herself - when she won the Transcontinental Race outright in 2019. The young Doctor covered around 4,000km in ten days, to become the first ever female winner of the epic event. But there's a lot more to Fiona than an incredible ability to endure very long days on a bike.
15:20 About her first cycle touring experience when she had never heard of chamois cream and wore knickers under her bib shorts
40:10 Just how much she had ridden before the TCR, when she was trying to combine cycling with her final year medical exams
1:09:45 How she coped with sleeping rough, smelling and a lack of sleep
57:44 Her thoughts on being the first female winner and why she considered getting a drugs test done
1:05:00 How she put herself off Snickers for a while after eating 50 of them in the first two days.
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