Our ultra-cyclist Omar Di Felice won the seventh edition of the Transatlantic Way, a 2,500-km self-supported race between Derry and Cork (Ireland).

“Once again I surpassed my limits!” After 6 days, 10 hours and 43 minutes riding his bicycle, Omar Di Felice crossed the finish line of the Transatlantic Way in first position, establishing himself among the world’s most successful ultra-cyclists after his 2021 success in the Race Across France. “Every time, cycling has the power to leave me literally speechless for the emotions it gives me. Heart, mind, dedication: this is Ultracycling, this is my life!”

Photos Credits: @boyonhisbike

The race

The Transatlantic Way is a challenging and fascinating road bike ride along the west coast of Ireland. The 2,500-kilometer route travels along the legendary Wild Atlantic Way, one of the longest defined coastal routes on the planet.

The Wild Atlantic Way offers breathtaking scenery, welcoming towns and villages, and heritage sites, but it also traverses Ireland’s steepest roads and highest passes making the Transatlantic Way one of the most difficult ultra-cycling races with its 30,000 meters of elevation gain. The perfect terrain for our UYNner Omar Di Felice, who set his own pace in the competition from the very beginning, breaking away from all opponents to the final triumph.

Photos Credits: @adriancrapciu

UYN equipment

To give his best in the Transatlantic Way, Omar chose the high-performance line consisting of the UYN RACEFAST shorts and the UYN AIRWING shirt. Developed in collaboration with the University of Verona’s Cerism research institute and road-tested by Omar Di Felice himself, these products are made with Natex bio-fiber, 25 percent lighter than traditional synthetic fibers and 50 percent faster to dry.

UYN ENERGYON underwear with Flowtunnels ventilation technology helped Omar manage temperature swings between day and night. UYN AERO socks with three-dimensional aerodynamic surface rounded out the equipment by combining the highest performance with unparalleled comfort.