Our #UYNNER Omar Di Felice conquered the world’s toughest and most iconic unsupported ultra-cycling race: almost 7000 km from the Pacific to the Atlantic coast in the US
Omar is the first Italian cyclist ever to win the Trans Am Bike Race. Starting on 4 June from Astoria (Oregon) with 47 other athletes, he rode for 18 days, 10 hours and 10 minutes to reach the finish line in Yorktown (Virginia), after crossing 10 states and 4 different time zones.
The toughest race
The Trans Am Bike Race is a unique competition: the athletes are not supported by a team and have to fight against the clock to reach the finish line optimising their times and strategically calculating their rest hours. Omar took the lead on day 4, leaving Polish rider Pulawski behind. A long ride through Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas allowed him to get ahead. After crossing the Appalachians and entering Virginia, Pulawski narrowed the gap, but with extraordinary effort, Omar was able to take a historic victory.
Supported by UYN apparel
For the Trans Am Bike Race, Omar wore the following UYN products