Congratulations to Christian Krause from Denmark, who has had his latest national record officially certified by the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association, adding a North South crossing of Italy to his 5 other cross country records! We wonder where he’s heading next…
1. Denmark South-North (2012)
2. Germany West-East (2014)
3. UK West-East comprising:
4. Wales West-East and
5. England West-East
(all set at the same time, 2015)
6. Italy North-South (2016)
See ultracycling.com for details of current and past records across Italy.
Really good average speed for a long, multi-day ride.
During the ride: We were stopped by police 4 times. The first 3 times they were curious to find out what we were doing and smiled and sent us off again quickly. The last police stop took 20 minutes and we got a ticket for 29 Euros for using the flashing lights on the follow vehicles. After 20 minutes we went on and did not get stopped by police again!
My crew chief, Sheraz Alam, was also functioning as my PR person and a press release was sent out to the entire media world in Denmark the day before the record attempt. He also published reports and video interviews
with me before, during and after the record attempt. He has also arranged a direct line into the Danish National radio station called P3, and that Thursday evening the 1st
of September the national radio station broadcast a 3 minutes live interview with me during a sports show. Approximately 1,2 million people listened to that interview and after I got more than 1750,000 visits on my open Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/teamkrauseultracycling
and they stayed tuned in for the next 4-5 hours. It was a good feeling knowing, that my crew and I managed to put UMCA and Ultracycling on the air that day – and the following days.
Christian Krause, 50, Hoersholm, Denmark
Using previously established endpoints
August 31-September 3, 2016
2 Days 1 Hour 13 Minutes (73:13)
915.9 Miles (1,474 km)
12.51 mph average speed (20.13 kph)
Officials: Hans Joergen Binder, Michael Veith
Crew: Sheraz Granhoej Alam, Henrik Holmer, Preben Enggaard Jensen, Wicky Fangel Petersen
Certified by Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman