Episode 69

Fiona Kolbinger: Winning the Transcontinental Race

This is a fabulous conversation with a fabulous woman. Germany's Fiona Kolbinger surprised everyone - not least herself - when she won the Transcontinental Race outright in 2019. The young Doctor covered around 4,000km in ten days, to become the first ever female winner of the epic event. But there's a lot more to Fiona than an incredible ability to endure very long days on a bike.

You'll hear:

15:20 About her first cycle touring experience when she had never heard of chamois cream and wore knickers under her bib shorts

40:10 Just how much she had ridden before the TCR, when she was trying to combine cycling with her final year medical exams

1:09:45 How she coped with sleeping rough, smelling and a lack of sleep

57:44 Her thoughts on being the first female winner and why she considered getting a drugs test done

1:05:00 How she put herself off Snickers for a while after eating 50 of them in the first two days.

Find out more about this week's guests

Fiona Kolbinger Instagram

Fiona Kolbinger Strava

The Transcontinental Race

The recent Inside Tri Show interview with TCR Race Director Anna Haslock.

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Helen Murray brings you awesome interviews from triathlon and beyond

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Helen has been working in triathlon for a decade as an athlete, coach and broadcaster.

Helen hosts the Inside Tri Show podcast bringing you awesome interviews from triathlon and beyond