My ‘A’ race for 2015 is the Transcontinental which will be a 4,153 km bicycle race starting 24 July with 38,326 m of climbing (assuming I don’t get lost!). This year we start at Geraardsbergen Belgium—just west of Brussels, with check points at the top of Mt. Ventoux in France, the Strada Del Assetia west of Turin, Vukovar Croatia, Mt. Locven in Montenegro, before finishing at the Rumeli in Istanbul. The route below is my ‘optimal’ route, which is pretty well finalized except the last section after Montenegro. May go down through Albania and Greece like last year. Will just see how it goes.