Our history

History of Race Across Series

It all began with Arnaud Manzanini, an enthusiast who confirmed his deep admiration for ultracycling when he took part in the Race Across America. This transformational experience not only tested his physical and mental limits, but also awakened a desire to import the concept to Europe, where cyclists could enjoy an equally exhilarating and eye-opening experience.
The adventure began with the legendary Race Across France (and its 42 participants at the start in 2018), an event that not only tested participants' skills and endurance, but also celebrated the country's spirit of fraternity and natural beauty.
The series has expanded to Belgium, Switzerland and with Race Across Paris, in response to a growing desire for events and distances that go beyond traditional physical challenges, offering an experience that encapsulates adrenaline, beauty and community.
Road events have become the foundation, the beating heart of The Race Across Series, an open invitation to those looking to test their endurance while immersing themselves in an incomparable scenic adventure.

In 2024, we welcome Gravel to the adventure, a discipline that encapsulates the essence of freedom, adventure and discovery. With routes that stray well off the beaten track, participants will have the opportunity to explore magnificent and unknown territories, creating a range of unforgettable experiences and souvenirs.

Today, Race Across Series offers a range of distances and disciplines, from physical events to virtual challenges, enabling every cyclist to find his or her own path of discovery and achievement. Behind every turn, behind every hill, there's a new story to write, a new adventure to live. The richness of Race Across Series lies in its commitment to fusing demanding sporting challenges with scenic exploration and a close-knit community. It's more than a series of races - it's a movement, a communion of adventurous spirits united by a passion for cycling, a thirst for adventure and a desire to achieve the impossible. Every edition, every route and every participant enriches the Race Across Series story, making each race not just a personal challenge but a chapter in a shared epic, written with every pedal stroke.

Adventures in distance

Race Across France

Race Across Paris

Race Across Belgium


Race Across Series services

With a Race Across Series bib, you enter a world where every detail is carefully designed to maximize your riding experience. Beyond access to our exceptional challenges, your bib opens the doors to a multitude of included services, from technical support to comfort to safety - every element orchestrated to make your adventure a smooth and unforgettable experience. We invite you to explore the full range of included services, designed to enrich every mile of your journey. Discover how the Race Across Series transcends expectations and sets the standard for ultracycling.

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