On 30 July, one of Alain Viguier's bicycle batteries caught fire. No injuries but the time to remove the saddlebags of the bike, the second battery exploded and the engine burned. Arriving at the southern end of Kazakhstan, on the most desolate route and in the harshest environment of the whole adventure, Alain is thus forced to abandon. He's going to look for solutions to get home and bring back his equipment.
Jean-Claude decided to continue his route alone.