THE PARTICIPANTS

The happy few. Well, happy for now that is……

The stories behind the challengers that have received the special invitation to join the 2021 MISSION 48.1000.

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JOSH MADDISON

"I saw your insanely stupid, crazy and impossible challenge and

thougth: Ah yes perfect, I too hate my legs."

> Member of The Club des Cinglés du Mont-Ventoux (triple ascend)

> Partakes in the EFOD Cycle Challenge (Wales) every year

> Completed a 500 km bike ride in 24 hours from Scotland to Bristol

> ... and more!

 

CHRISTIAN ORRY ANDERSEN

 

"I believe I got what it takes: Full time adventure ultra cyclist and a racer at heart."

> Styrkeprøven "The Great Trial of Strength" in Norway: 543 km and 4000m of vertical gain in 16 hours

> Race Around Denmark Unsupported: 1600 km in 4 days

> 2x Ironman, 5x 1/2 Ironman
> ... and more!

 
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QUENTIN GORDON

"48hrs, 1000km. Just reading that hurts the legs and body but yet I would love to give it a shot and see if this is possible."

> Plenty of long rides, fast and slow

> Raced many races and tours and won lots of them
> ... and more!

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DANIEL ABRAHAM

"After reading the story on the website and understanding how hard it is, I quickly sent in my application. I like to suffer. And even though they think no-one will finish, I think I will prove them wrong."

> Paralympic Road Race Champion Rio 2016

> World Para-Cycling Time Trial Champion 2017
> 6 times Dutch Para-Cycling Champion
> ... and more!

 
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MAXIM PIRARD

"I did such a ride twice before."

> UCI Granfondo World Champion

> Tour of Flanders 2.0 - 1.000 km in 34 hours and 31 minutes
> Trainee at Bahrain-Merida UCI WorldTour team (2018)
> ... and more!

 
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GILLES BULTINCK

"My longest ride to date is about 260 kilometers. Nothing when you compare it to this challenge. But that is what appeals to me."

> Le Marmotte participant

> Did plenty of longer, challenging rides before
> ... and more!

 
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LENNART NAP

"My (Strava) friends know me as a person who occasionally does crazy stuff usually fueled by some candy and energy drinks."

> Two time runner-up in 24hours race at Zandvoort racing circuit (732 & 801 km)

> Paris-Brest-Paris in 59 hours 8 minutes (1220 km)
>
 Everesting Challenge in 14 hours 44 minutes
> ... and more!

 
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RIANNE HULSHOF

"I have the perfect face for a suffering glance."

> Recorded 480 Strava activities in 2020
> 3rd place at Dutch Championships Skyrunning

> Did not have a proper bike until six weeks before the MISSON 48.1000
> ... and more!