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For Nassry, it all began in 2017 when he and his brother decided to cycle from their residence in southern Germany to Paris, aiming to arrive just in time for the final stage of the Tour de France. The timeframe was set: one week remained, but there was a problem — as students, funds were limited.
“We had only 50 euros left in our pockets to cover everything—food, accommodation. […] That meant no detours along the way. No shortcuts, because we had only that much money left. We just kept on riding, covering almost 300 km in a day because we were determined to get there.”
In the end, they managed to make it, and Nassry had discovered his newfound passion for long-distance rides.
This year, in order to qualify for Paris-Brest-Paris, he had to complete 200, 300, 400, and 600 kilometers at various events. Participant slots are limited and in high demand.
However, the 1,200-kilometer distance poses greater challenges. Nassry’s strategy sounds simple: “The main strategy is actually the food. It’s said that in long-distance races, food is half the battle.” Fortunately, there are refreshment stations along the Paris-Brest-Paris route; carrying all the necessary food would be impossible. But how does one tackle such a long journey effectively?
“I ride at 50 percent effort and maintain a steady pace throughout the entire route. Then, of course, I try to find suitable companions on the way. Drafting plays a role, too. If you’re riding with someone faster, it’s best to stay behind. And when riding in pairs, it’s ideal to ride with someone who maintains the same pace.”