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Red Bull Timelaps: A different kind of winter time celebrations

As summer shifted to winter, Windsor Great Park became temporary home for 600 cyclists. Those brave men and women rode on for 25 hours as the clocks went back from 28th – 29th of October making Red Bull Timelaps the world’s longest one-day cycling event.

150 teams of four took up the battle with time, endurance and the limits of human resilience forcing their bodies to bear as many laps as possible until the final round shortly before 12am on the following day.

The riders had to face the unknown of the darkness where deer and other rightful inhabitants of the Royal park were watching as they made their laps through the woods.

As the clocks went back, the TAG Heuer Power Hour was activated where riders took on a shorter course – their laps counting double.

Riders were competing in four different categories – male, female, mixed and U25 – and the overall winning team managed to squeeze 122 laps into 24:53:03 hours.

Sounds crazy? Take a look at the highlights:

 

 

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Ena Bilobrk
Ena was born in Munich to a Croatian family and currently freelances for BBC Radio London while doing an MA in sports journalism at St Mary's University Twickenham. The 23-year-old holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Westminster and has written for Dalmatinski Portal, a Croatian news website, worked for Sky Sport Bundesliga and Bayern Munich Basketball in Germany. During work placement with Sky Sports News in England, she translated Jürgen Klopp’s first interview as Liverpool manager - initially in German - making Sky the quickest media outlet to have his managerial words in English. Ena covered a ranged of sports events from ATP finals, Race of Champions to Formula One pre-season testing in Barcelona.
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