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THE DOUBLE TROUBLE TWINS

TAKE ON THE TRAKA 200

TWIN POWER ON THE TRAKA 200

The Janmart brothers took on Europe's biggest and most prestigious race: all 200km of The Traka.

The French twins are no strangers to long distances and plenty of elevation gain. Coming from the Basque Country, going up and down is in their DNA. So much so they tackled the Transyrenee No3 last summer (1880km, 35,000m). A true feat of grit and determination.

A 200km race would surely be a walk in the park for the two Frenchmen.

"I was cramping for the whole second half of the race"
-Tristan

A distance 200km and an elevation gain of 2500m awaited the two brothers, lined up beside another one thousand riders, all eager to get into it. A brutal climb awaited the riders right off the start line. Fighting their way up the hill, the riders had to navigate through the puddles and the rough conditions of the day's route. The morning chill was soon forgotten and gave way to a scorching Spanish sun.

Arm warmers were put away in jersey pockets and the brothers got into the thick of things. The route was unforgiving and remained challenging due to the rainfall hitting Girona during the days leading up to the race. Cramps and tiredness never got the better of them and the two borthers finished, their faces marked from the effort.

Taking on the challenge of racing a shorter race was no easy task for the ultra racing twins, but a reminder that racing, although in its shorter form, can be at its most brutal. Maybe ultra racing is easier after all.

THE JANMART BROTHERS Kit

Taking on 200km on gruesome gravel is no easy feat, no matter whether you ride for the win or simply for your finisher's medal. In the quest for a smooth and frictionless experience, the Janmart brothers opted for GripGrab's lightweight offerings to tackle the heat, as well as Cargo bibs for storage. You can see their kit here:
Classic Cotton Cycling CapA high-end cotton cycling cap with an elegant design. This timeless cycling essential fits comfortably under a helmet, wicking sweat away from your head to keep you comfortable.
Ultralight Mesh Sleevless Base LayerA warm weather base layer for when you are working hard on those hot summer rides
Airflow Lightweight Short Sleeve JerseyThis superlight and breathable jersey is made for intensive summer rides. The design strategically incorporates sun protection and ventilation, with UPF50 fabric on the shoulders, back panel, and sleeves (most exposed) and UPF15 open textured mesh on the front panel (less exposed).
Expert RC Max Padded Short Finger Summer GlovesThe GripGrab Expert RC Max Padded Short Finger Summer Gloves combine maximum comfort with exceptional durability.

"One race, two hearts, countless adventures"
-Tristan & Clement

Feel it.

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