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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:




Ena Bilobrk
Ena was born in Munich to a Croatian family, which helped making contacts in the small country’s sporting world from early on. The wish for pursuing a career in sports journalism carried her all the way to London, where the 22-year-old studied journalism at the University of Westminster. During her degree Ena wrote articles for Dalmatinski Portal, a Croatian news website, which included reporting on the Croatian national team playing Argentina in a friendly match at Boleyn Ground in November 2014. A work placement with Sky Sports News followed; there, 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. During the placement Ena also regularly wrote articles for the broadcaster’s website. Covering the ATP finals and the Race of Champions, both in 2015, boosted her confidence and she got to publish her first by-line on the Guardian's website. After graduating from Westminster she decided to move back to Munich to broaden her expertise in German sports. Ena spent the time back home working for Sky Bundesliga and FC Bayern Basketball. Eventually she decided to return to the (grass) roots of journalism training and started a masters degree in Sports Journalism at St Mary’s University Twickenham where she is currently writing for the Sports Gazette. Ena writes about European football, tennis, motorsport and makes occasional side trips to the world of rugby and cricket.
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