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by Neal Rogers
December 18, 2017
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The sixth Transcontinental Race will begin on July 29 in Geraardsbergen, Belgium, home to the Muur. Additional route details will be released shortly, according to organizers.
The Transcontinental Race will continue the legacy of Mike Hall, who founded the race in 2013. Hall was killed while racing across Australia earlier this year.
“We would like to thank everyone for their patience during this time of transition. This period has allowed us to take the necessary steps to ensure that the Transcontinental Race remains a grassroots event, the way Mike Hall had envisioned, to continue his legacy; run by racers for racers,” organizers said in a statement.
The event organisers including Anna Haslock, Tom Kirkpatrick, Rory Kemper and Juliana Buhring have come to an agreement with Hall’s family to take over ownership of the event, which will be set up as a not-for-profit.
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