La 36 ème édition de la RAAM (Race Across America) s’élance d’Océanside (CA)!

Depuis 36 ans, la RAAM a incité les Ultra Cyclistes du monde entier à pousser leurs limites physiques et mentales. Le départ a lieu à Océanside (Californie) pour plus de 4800 kms non stop, près de 45000 m de dénivelé positif en traversant 12 états et se termine à Annapolis (Maryland).

34 Concurrents sont inscrits dans la catégorie Solos dont le grand favori de cette édition 2018 est l’Autrichien Christoph Strasser, qui vient pour une 4ème victoire mythique.

Nous suivrons avec attention le parcours du Luxembourgeois Ralph Diseviscourt qui part probablement avec quelques ambitions pour sa seconde tentative

For 36 years RAAM has been challenging ultracyclists from around the globe to push their physical and mental limits to the farthest reaches. Starting in Oceanside, under one of the longest piers in California, RAAM spans 3000 miles, climbs 175,000 feet, crosses 12 states and finishes at City Dock in Annapolis, Maryland, the east coast sailing mecca.


The route travels west to east, traversing three major mountain ranges (Sierra, Rocky and Appalachian), crosses four of America’s longest rivers (Colorado, Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio) and the Great Plains.  Also, passing through such iconic American landmarks as the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts, Monument Valley, Great Plains and Gettysburg.

Open to amateur and professional racers, in solo, 2-, 4- and 8-person relay teams, there is no other race in the world comparable to RAAM. The Race has become a global icon, having had over 35 countries represented. Not only has RAAM proved to be one of the most challenging races in the world, but has become a huge platform for racers to raise awareness and money for charities of their choice.  Racers have raised over $2 million per year over the past 5 years.