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Race the World is back! The ultimate road trip returns in November 2017

Race the World is the first supported team cycling race around the globe.  No rucksack, no panniers, just you, your team and support crew on the road in the race of a lifetime.  We take care of the logistics, so you can focus on your cycling and the race.

The event offers amateur riders the opportunity to cross continents in a race that takes in unique and stunning locations throughout the two week journey.  

Following the success of Race the World USA 2015, the Race the World team returns to the states for another coast to coast adventure.  Two weeks of cycling through one of the most beautiful and inspiring countries in the world. Register your interest today and be ready to #RaceTheWorld.

 

2015 race news

STAGE 13 - LAKE OKEECHOBEE, FL TO MACARTHUR BEACH STATE PARK, FL

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WEATHER / RIDING CONDITIONS

  • Sunny
  • Windy
  • Changing to overcast

RIDING TIME

  • Team Garin: 14:24.55
  • Team Deman: 12:46.09

STAGE SUMMARY

  • 19 mile-ride to start of solo enduro timed start

  • Next to the Lake on bike path

  • Solo enduro was 30 miles

  • Only one turn in that distance

  • Pan flat profile

  • Fastest time was Tim Richards

  • 11 miles to stage finish

STAGE RESULTS

Team Deman won the stage

Team Garin: 2 points 

Team Deman: 1 point

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION / POINTS

  • After 13 stages:
  • TEAM GARIN: 19 POINTS
  • TEAM DEMAN: 20 POINTS

GARY WILLIS, RACE DIRECTOR

"Today’s final stage was a tough one. A pan flat solo enduro stage with only one turn at halfway meant riders had to focus 100% and not start thinking about the finish. Team Deman done themselves proud by winning the stage and congratulations to both teams on successfully getting to the finish. Well done Team Garin for the overall victory."

SOPHIE RADCLIFFE, TEAM CAPTAIN - TEAM DEMAN

"Team Deman closed this race with a 30-mile solo enduro before arriving in Miami and jumping in the sea. It's been an absolute honour to share this adventure with the team and see the impact it has had on all of our lives. We laid it all on the road and did it the only way we know, with heart and soul. One day we won't be able to do this. Today is not that day!"

RAB WARDELL, TEAM CAPTAIN - TEAM GARIN

"Our strategy was to ride into Miami safely and bring it home to win the overall. We are all exhausted from racing so hard over the last two weeks. The race as a whole was incredible with mountains of New Mexico, deserts of Arizona and the flats of Florida. Well done to all involved and to Deman for making it such a close race."

 

STAGE 12 - RAINBOW SPRINGS, FL TO LAKE KISSIMMEE STATE PARK, FL

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WEATHER / RIDING CONDITIONS

  • Warm conditions
  • Light wind

RIDING TIME

  • Team Garin: 05:15.41
  • Team Deman: 05:33.12

STAGE SUMMARY

  • Start at camp

  • First 40 miles on bike path

  • Time start at mile 40

  • Another 12 miles of bike path

  • At mile 50 sand road made conditions tough

  • At Checkpoint, Garin 4mins up

  • Catch made at mile 90

  • Garin near to Deman for the rest of stage

STAGE RESULTS

Team Garin won the stage

Team Garin: 1 point 

Team Deman: 2 points

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION / POINTS

  • After 12 stages:
  • TEAM GARIN: 17 POINTS
  • TEAM DEMAN: 19 POINTS

GARY WILLIS, RACE DIRECTOR

"Today summed up what Race the World is all about, a challenge at every turn and a team overcoming them, we're really proud of both teams and what they have achieved over the last 12 days of racing. You can tell by the way they crossed the finish-line that everyone had put their heart and soul into it, and that’s all you can ask of anyone."

BRIAN BUERGER, TEAM MANAGER - TEAM DEMAN

"Although we lost the overall today, we came away as victors. When this started 2 longs weeks ago, Deman were 10 strangers. Somewhere in AZ it became 10 team members, and after today, team Deman became 10 family members. We rode across the finish line exhausted, sore and proud!"

DON WISEMAN, TEAM MANAGER - TEAM GARIN

"The day started off with high emotions, the team had gone through a couple of bad days, and with two stages to go the pressure was on. From the moment we left camp I saw the team was ready to go; their legs were back. We rode our plan and we never gave up, the wind was nothing but sweet after the drought."

 

STAGES 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 - VIDEO UPDATE

 

STAGE 11 - FLORIDA CAPITOL MUSEUM STATE PARK, FL TO RAINBOW SPRINGS STATE PARK, FL

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WEATHER / RIDING CONDITIONS

  • Warm
  • Humid conditions
  • Light wind

RIDING TIME

  • Team Garin: 05:24.22
  • Team Deman: 05:11.57

STAGE SUMMARY

  • Deman started at 11:40

  • Garin started at 11:55

  • Dirt/sand road for first 15km

  • At Checkpoint 1, Team Deman 1.20 mins up

  • Route turned to long fast straights

  • At Checkpoint 2, Team Deman 3.23 min up

  • Rolling course into finish

STAGE RESULTS

Team Deman won the stage

Team Garin: 2 points 

Team Deman: 1 point

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION / POINTS

  • After eleven stages:
  • TEAM GARIN: 16 POINTS
  • TEAM DEMAN: 17 POINTS

GARY WILLIS, RACE DIRECTOR

"Stage 11 was one of the flattest yet one of the toughest. After 4 miles, riders had to contend with some really difficult sandy road. Race the World is an all-road event and after a few stages on tarmac riders were in for a shock. Both teams handled the chaos of spills, punctures and team tactics stretched to the limit."

SOPHIE RADCLIFFE, TEAM CAPTAIN - TEAM DEMAN

"Team Deman took it in turns to pull hard at the front. We sweated so much it flicked onto the person behind and we also had exploding tyres to contend with. Today was team Deman’s strongest ride of the race and we are getting stronger with each passing day and having the time of our lives.  "

RAB WARDELL, TEAM CAPTAIN - TEAM GARIN

"Today was a really hard, hot day with fast racing. As a team we rode really well, smooth and efficiently but the effort from yesterday was still in the legs. After the second time check we decided to just call it a day and rest up and ride into the finish. There are some tired legs in the team but we are sharing the work well. Well done to Deman for their result today."

 

STAGE 10 - DAUPHIN ISLAND, AL TO GRAYTON BEACH STATE PARK, FL

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WEATHER / RIDING CONDITIONS

  • Sunny conditions
  • Light wind

RIDING TIME

  • Team Garin: 05:52.46
  • Team Deman: 05:48.44

STAGE SUMMARY

  • Start in Alabama
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  • Transfer to Fort Morgan
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  • Team Deman started first at 08:45 - Team Garin started at 09:00

  • Quiet costal roads to start

  • Then becoming more urban

  • Pan flat profile all day

  • Team Deman needed to win to stay in the race

  • 04min02 separated the teams 

STAGE RESULTS

Team Deman won the stage

Team Garin: 2 points 

Team Deman: 1 point

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION / POINTS

  • After ten stages:
  • TEAM GARIN: 14 POINTS
  • TEAM DEMAN: 16 POINTS

GARY WILLIS, RACE DIRECTOR

"Hitting the coast is always difficult as cross-winds play a massive part in the racing. The more built-up urban environment made for different style of racing. Today was a crunch day for Team Deman. Congratulations to both teams for putting on such good racing after 10 hard days."

BRIAN BUERGER, TEAM MANAGER - TEAM DEMAN

"This is the most exciting race I’ve ever been a part of.  Stages are won by seconds, I can’t quantify the intensity. Deman has clawed its way back into this race. And even after crossing most of the country, we are getting stronger. "

DON WISEMAN, TEAM MANAGER - TEAM GARIN

"We had an amazing moment on the beach when we pulled over to remember Veterans, and all the innocent people who have been involved in wars and conflict, hoping that one day we won’t have wars.  We parked the team van along the busy highway by the beach and draped the American, Welsh and Union flag over the Wilier RTW002 bikes, providing an apt backdrop."

 

STAGE 9 - HAAS CIENDA RANCH, MS TO DAUPHIN ISLAND, AL

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WEATHER / RIDING CONDITIONS

  • Cloudy 
  • Overcast with light winds

RIDING TIME

  • Team Garin: 06:17.53
  • Team Deman: 06:17.45

STAGE SUMMARY

  • Start in damp conditions

  • Rolling start to course

  • Quiet roads on Soto 

  • Deman 1min up at Checkpoint 1

  • Difficult middle section of route

  • Crossed into Alabama

  • Deman 4min up at Checkpoint 2

  • Difficult run to finish over bridge

  • Team Deman win by 8 seconds

STAGE RESULTS

Team Deman won the stage

Team Garin: 2 points 

Team Deman: 1 point

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION / POINTS

  • After nine stages:
  • TEAM GARIN: 12 POINTS
  • TEAM DEMAN: 15 POINTS

GARY WILLIS, RACE DIRECTOR

"Well done to both teams today in what came down to being the tightest stage yet with only 8 seconds separating the teams at the end. It was a challenging stage and it had two distinct halves with the second costal section serving up some tough winds for the riders to contend with."

SOPHIE RADCLIFFE, TEAM CAPTAIN - TEAM DEMAN

"Team Deman laid it all on the road today and won their third stage of the race with 8 seconds over Team Garin! The spirit within the team is getting stronger each day and is a force to be reckoned with. If we had lost today’s race, we would have been out of the chance to win the race. Even though winning is not what we will take away from this, we are beyond ecstatic to live to fight another day!"

RAB WARDELL, TEAM CAPTAIN - TEAM GARIN

"What an unbelievable day of racing. To have only 8 seconds separate the two teams over 141 miles is incredible. Every rider on Team Garin pulled their hardest during their stint and it was an awesome team effort. Congratulations to Team Deman."

 

STAGE 8 - CHICOT STATE PARK, LA TO BOGUE CHITTO STATE PARK, LA

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WEATHER / RIDING CONDITIONS

  • Cool conditions, sunny spells
  • Light wind

RIDING TIME

  • Team Garin: 05:43.08
  • Team Deman: 06:17.37

STAGE SUMMARY

  • Start at camp

  • Timed start at 6 miles

  • 1st timed section ended at 55 miles

  • Second timed section ended at 98 miles

  • 2nd timed finish at 155miles

  • 16 miles to stage finish after timed finish

  • Short dirt road sections 

  • Rolling course all day

STAGE RESULTS

Team Garin won the stage

Team Garin: 1 point 

Team Deman: 2 points

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION / POINTS

  • After eight stages:
  • TEAM GARIN: 10 POINTS
  • TEAM DEMAN: 14 POINTS

GARY WILLIS, RACE DIRECTOR

"Today was a tough stage. Although not a big profile, the constant inclines bite and with already tired legs it was good to see riders staying safe while still pushing their limits. Well done to all riders and thank you Louisiana for hosting us so well."

BRIAN BUERGER, TEAM MANAGER - TEAM DEMAN

"After some early setbacks, Team Deman decided as a group to back off on our attack and save the legs for the next 5 stages. The beautiful and quiet back roads of Louisiana proved to be the perfect backdrop for a re-charge. Tomorrow we attack!"

DON WISEMAN, TEAM MANAGER - TEAM GARIN

"The team was ready to ride today. Everyone was steady and rode well in their group. As a team our average speeds are increasing due to excellent group riding, and it showed today. Neil deserves special mention as he has been going faster and faster with each stage and he really pulled the group along today."

 

STAGES 4 / 5 / 6 - VIDEO UPDATE

 

STAGE 7 - KIRBYVILLE, TX TO CHICOT STATE PARK, LA

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WEATHER / RIDING CONDITIONS

  • Sunny, turning cooler 
  • Winds picking up in the afternoon

RIDING TIME

  • Team Garin: 06:28.08
  • Team Deman: 06:16.13

STAGE SUMMARY

  • Sunny start in Texas

  • Crossed into Louisiana

  • Tough cross winds

  • Twisting finish

  • Team Deman ahead at Checkpoint 1

  • Team Deman ahead at Checkpoint 2

  • Riders finding it hard after rest day

  • Another quick average speed by both teams

STAGE RESULTS

Team Deman won the stage

Team Garin: 2 points 

Team Deman: 1 point

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION / POINTS

  • After seven stages:
  • TEAM GARIN: 9 POINTS
  • TEAM DEMAN: 12 POINTS

GARY WILLIS, RACE DIRECTOR

"Today’s pan flat profile showed that you don’t need hills to make a course tough. Savage cross-winds coming from each direction due to the twisting nature of the course, made riding as a group challenging all day."

SOPHIE RADCLIFFE, TEAM CAPTAIN - TEAM DEMAN

"Against all odds, Team Deman battled through bard wire fences, mad dogs, positives and 130 miles through Texas and Louisiana to claim the victory they deserve. With a refined team strategy in place today, the team spirit pulled everyone through to deliver an outstanding performance and we couldn’t be happier! "

RAB WARDELL, TEAM CAPTAIN - TEAM GARIN

"Today we tried to ride as defensively as possible, because we have a block of long days to come and we decided to stop racing around 40km, and roll into the finish. Team moral is really good between us!"

 

STAGE 6 - JUNCTION, TX TO AUSTIN, TX

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WEATHER / RIDING CONDITIONS

  • Overcast, rain during the race
  • Rolling terrain all day

RIDING TIME

  • Team Garin: 06:04.28
  • Team Deman: 06:10.07

STAGE SUMMARY

  • Start at race camp

  • Timed start at 18km

  • Rolling route with no flat

  • Mainly ranch roads

  • Team Deman 1st to start

  • Dead heat at Checkpoint 1

  • At Checkpoint 2 – Garin 2mins ahead

  • Flooded road at 16km to go

  • Both teams through safely

STAGE RESULTS

Team Garin won the stage

Team Garin: 1 point 

Team Deman: 2 points

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION / POINTS

  • After six stages:
  • TEAM GARIN: 7 POINTS
  • TEAM DEMAN: 11 POINTS

GARY WILLIS, RACE DIRECTOR

"Impressive performance from both teams today, to complete 208km today after 5 days of riding in just over 6 hours, shows the strength of both teams and what working together and their strategies can achieve. It makes for exciting racing when the two teams are so finely balanced.  Now time for a deserved rest day."

BRIAN BUERGER, TEAM MANAGER - TEAM DEMAN

"Tenacity, heart, courage. It was all on display today. With Hundreds of miles behind them Team Deman rallied to an early lead in what would become an epic back and forth through a wet, click and cold Texas hill country. Each member took turns cheering on their mates and crushing the short climbs. Miami here we come, Deman can't be stopped."

DON WISEMAN, TEAM MANAGER - TEAM GARIN

"The team decided to go all out today, especially since tomorrow is a rest day.  From the moment the clock started each rider's focus was match with al out effort and buried themselves in their legs, nothing was left in the tank.  Rab Wardell rode every mile. Motivating and pacing each group to their maximum effort.  Rab led the team to victory!"

 

STAGE 5 - SONORA, TX TO JUNCTION, TX

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WEATHER / RIDING CONDITIONS

  • Higher humidity
  • Cooler temperature towards the end of stage

RIDING TIME

  • Team Garin: 11:40.29
  • Team Deman: 11:34.53

STAGE SUMMARY

  • Long transfer of 440 miles

  • Start town of Sonora

  • 1st day in Texas

  • Solo Enduro Stage 

  • Garin started first

  • Rolling course 

  • Race started at 3:10pm

  • Timed section changed to 30 miles

  • Team dynamics really showed at the finish line

STAGE RESULTS

Team Deman won the stage

Team Garin: 2 points 

Team Deman: 1 point

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION / POINTS

  • After five stages:
  • TEAM GARIN: 6 POINTS
  • TEAM DEMAN: 9 POINTS

GARY WILLIS, RACE DIRECTOR

"Today was always going to be a tough day as we transferred across the Lone Star State. Teams were in great spirits as they set off on the stage and arrived at the Solo-enduro start line. Great to see such effort being put in by all and interesting to hear who is feeling the miles in their legs."

SOPHIE RADCLIFFE, TEAM CAPTAIN - TEAM DEMAN

"Team Deman took the victory today for the first time. It's overwhelming to see the heart and soul that each member of the team put into the race. The team has had a huge boost from this win and will use this to propel them forward. We are making history and memories to last a lifetime. Well done team Deman!"

RAB WARDELL, TEAM CAPTAIN - TEAM GARIN

"Going by today’s results we just have to admit that Team Deman were better today. We had a great race and were all really happy with how we rode. We were beaten by a better team. It definitely makes the racing more interesting and we are looking forward to the challenge!"

 

STAGE 4 - SILVER CITY, NM TO LEASBURG DAM, NM

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WEATHER / RIDING CONDITIONS

  • Rain at the start 
  • Snow on Emory 

RIDING TIME

  • Team Garin: 06:11.21
  • Team Deman: 06:11:36

STAGE SUMMARY

  • Stage Start at camp

  • 6km to timed start

  • Team Deman started 1st

  • Team Deman ahead at the checkpoint

  • Rain & Snow at the checkpoint

  • Neutralised Descent

  • Re-start at the bottom

  • Team Garin 1st to Re-start

  • Team Garin stopped by a train

  • Tightest finish yet

STAGE RESULTS

Team Garin won the fourth Race the World stage

Team Garin: 1 point 

Team Deman: 2 points

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION / POINTS

  • After four stages:
  • TEAM GARIN: 4 POINTS
  • TEAM DEMAN: 8 POINTS

GARY WILLIS, RACE DIRECTOR

"The first half of today's stage was the climb up to Emory Pass at 2500m. The second half of the stage was wide-open prairie where the wind was a big factor. The racing was extremely tight today and there was a railroad crossing that stopped Garin for a short period of time. Great to see such close racing all day."

BRIAN BUERGER, TEAM MANAGER - TEAM DEMAN

"Team Deman dug deep today, crushing the biggest climb of the day, batted headwinds in excess of 40mph. We even saved a hypothermic bike packer! Spirits at the end of stage are high. They put it all out there today"

DON WISEMAN, TEAM MANAGER - TEAM GARIN

"Out of camp at the stage start our first team of Lindsey, Mitch, Mark (Pitsi) were riding in constant rain, dumping and dropping temperature as they climbed towards Emory Pass. They rode their assigned section with focus and determination setting the pace for the rest of the day. Keep going, Keep going!"

 

STAGES 1 / 2 / 3 - VIDEO UPDATE

 

STAGE 3 - SAFFORD, AZ TO SILVER CITY, NM

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WEATHER / RIDING CONDITIONS

  • Cooler conditions 
  • Stronger wind picking up throughout the day

RIDING TIME

  • Team Garin: 06:28:27
  • Team Deman: 06:37:32

STAGE SUMMARY

  • The stage started in Safford

  • The climbing started after 20km

  • The checkpoint was at 86km

  • The limit to checkpoint was 4 hours

  • Team Deman reached the checkpoint in 02:59

  • Team Garin reached in the checkpoint in 02:50

  • The teams raced into New Mexico

  • The Gila Forest climb was the highest point of the whole race

  • The teams raced in wide-open plains

STAGE RESULTS

Team Garin won the third Race the World stage

Team Garin: 1 point 

Team Deman: 2 points

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION / POINTS

  • After three stages:
  • TEAM GARIN: 3 POINTS
  • TEAM DEMAN: 6 POINTS

GARY WILLIS, RACE DIRECTOR

"Today was the first day of racing the Team Relay format and it was really interesting to watch at different points along the route and see how the teams decided their race strategies. Well done to both teams for an extremely tight race and congratulations to Team Garin on the win."

BRIAN BUERGER, TEAM MANAGER - TEAM DEMAN

"We had such an epic day in some stunning areas. Team Deman showed a lot of depth and heart today, and are fast turning into an efficient, solid (and fun!) unit. We look forward to stage 4 tomorrow!"

DON WISEMAN, TEAM MANAGER - TEAM GARIN

"Breathtaking racing in such an amazing country – the riders were overwhelmed by the vastness, climbs, descents and rolling hills today. We can’t wait to see what stage 4 has in store for us!"

 

STAGE 2 - APACHE JUNCTION, AZ TO LAKE ROOSEVELT, AZ

                         

WEATHER / RIDING CONDITIONS

  • Warm and Sunny day
  • No wind

RIDING TIME

  • Between 2 and 3 hours riding time for racers today

STAGE SUMMARY

  • Second Solo Enduro

  • 14:00 Start

  • Hot at start cooling

  • Extremely tough stage

  • First climb on tarmac

  • End of Tarmac at 20km

  • Dirt road was rough

  • Washboard sections

  • Amazing finish at Roosevelt Dam

  • Stunning scenery

STAGE RESULTS

Team Garin won the second Race the World stage

Team Garin 20:06.45   Team Deman 20:36.05

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION / POINTS

  • After two stages:
  • TEAM GARIN: 2 POINT
  • TEAM DEMAN: 4 POINTS

GARY WILLIS, RACE DIRECTOR

"Today was always a tough day in the book. With a long transfer riders got there in the mid-day heat. Once riders were into the Solo Enduro they were treated to some stunning scenery. Not sure they could see though as the rough dirt road took all of their concentration to ride. Stunning effort by all on such a tough stage."

SOPHIE RADCLIFFE, TEAM CAPTAIN - TEAM DEMAN

"Today was a really amazing team performance. The stage was stunning and the dirt road towards Roosevelt Dam was tough. I know why they call it washboard! Chapeau to Garin for another great performance. We are now putting all our effort into tomorrow’s first Team Relay stage. "

RAB WARDELL, TEAM CAPTAIN - TEAM GARIN

"That was a super cool stage. The gravel road brings out the best in the Wilier bikes and it is amazing just how fast you can move along. We rode well as individuals and put in an overall solid performance. Bit gutted I was the only one that punctured in the team but then I was descending into the canyon of death!"

 

STAGE 1 - VISTA DEL MAR, CA TO TUNA CANYON, CA

    

WEATHER / RIDING CONDITIONS

  • Warm and sunny, 26C
  • Beach path and dirt road solo enduro section

RIDING TIME

  • Team Garin: 4:13.05 
  • Team Deman: 4:22.58

STAGE SUMMARY

  • Early start at 07:30am
  • Team Garin won the coin toss to start first
  • Tim Richards was the first ever rider to start a Race The World solo enduro stage
  • The stage was 2 distinct halfs. The beach bike path, then the dirt road

STAGE RESULTS

Team Garin won the first ever Race the World stage

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION / POINTS

  • TEAM GARIN: 1 POINT
  • TEAM DEMAN: 2 POINTS

GARY WILLIS, RACE DIRECTOR

"We are really pleased to see both teams roll out of the stage start today in high spirits. There is a long way to go but it is great to see such effort getting put into the first ever solo enduro stage. The dirt roads of the Santa Monica mountains were a great backdrop for this first stage and we're excited to see what tomorrow brings."

BRIAN BUERGER, TEAM MANAGER - TEAM DEMAN

"Everyone is stoked! We are pumped on the first stage and excited to get deeper into the country. There's a long long way to go, we are pacing ourselves. Some may even call it sand bagging!"

DON WISEMAN, TEAM MANAGER - TEAM GARIN

"Great result by the team. Everyone felt strong , stayed relaxed and rode their best. But we have a LONG way to go!"