Now here’s something to help you get out of bed this morning. Italian cyclist Nico Valsesia, powered by the LYCRA® SPORT brand, took up the Race Across America 2014 (RAAM) challenge, one of the world’s toughest endurance bike races. From coast to coast, the race crosses the entire North American continent in a non-stop ultra marathon of epic adventure and endurance.
Valsesia did us proud – not only for allowing us to be a part of his journey – but for placing an amazing 3rd place in the Men’s Solo Division! He completed the 3,020 mile trek in 9 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. After the race, Valsesia said, “INVISTA (LYCRA® Fiber’s parent company) had a key role in my endeavour: in the end, they made it possible. Not only for their financial support but also for their technical assistance; providing me and the entire crew with expressly designed high-performance garments. In a race like RAAM this element could be crucial for the success. And, more than this, I felt myself supported with the enthusiasm and a friendliness I wouldn’t have expected. When I arrived in El Dorado, near Wichita, very early in the morning, and after a really difficult night, I found that people from [INVISTA] had come to cheer me on. It was a really exciting moment and I felt myself really supported in any sense.”
Congratulations to Nico Valsesia and his entire crew!