After a two-year hiatus, the Transcontinental made a highly-anticipated return to the racing calendar this summer. And with a route that reversed TCRNo7’s east to west direction, the hardy participants pushed off from Geraardsbergen in Belgium on Sunday, July 24th, with the aim of reaching the finish line on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast in the fastest time.
Bianca Hayes didn’t set out to be an endurance cyclist, or even a regular one. Like most of us, she cycled as a kid, sure, but as an adult, she ran, at least until her knees gave out after a marathon too many. That all changed when her beloved sister Katrina passed away from ovarian cancer in 2018 after a year-long battle.