Robbie takes on a new challenge
Temporarily suspended from his usual ultra running due to injury, Robbie has instead embarked on one of the most difficult solo bike races in the world…
The Two Volcano Sprint
Never one to do things buy halves this is certainly one he’ll remember: The Two Volcano Sprint is an individual unsupported challenge beginning and finishing at Mt. Vesuvio and Mt. Etna.
The route covers an astounding 1,091km (half of Italy) and has elevation across the course of over 24,000 metres.
Robbie managed to complete the entirety of the challenge in a mammoth 3 days 17 hrs and 30mins – not that this race was really to do with placings or winning – but he placed 4th overall.
A remarkable achievement for a first attempt, the field of riders began with 19 who entered the race. 3 DNS (did not start), there were 2 disqualifications and 6 DNF (did not finish)!
Robbie took to social media after the race saying:
“Had to dig deep at the end of that one. Little wild up on Etna. Time to warm up a little.”
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