Video: Mongolia Bike Challenge - Stage Four

Aug 2, 2012 at 11:59
by Mongolia Bike Challenge  
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The Mongolian National Team racer, Tuguldur Tuulkhangai, lead early today, charging to the head of the lead pack. At the top of the next major climb at 50 kilometers, it was the Mongolian followed by Zamora (Buff), Hovey (MBC-Orbea-SMP), and Wallace (Kona), followed by Hagener and Salleh (Chiru-WTB), and Paelinck (Reevax). Sneddon and Wicks (Kona) were about three minutes back due to a flat tire. The pair quickly made up the time, though, and 10 kilometers later it was just Hovey, Zamora and the three Kona riders. This stayed the same for the last 40 kilometers ending in a five person sprint to the finish. Barry Wicks was first to the line, followed by his teammates, Kris Sneddon and Cory Wallace. Wallace still holds the overall lead and is looking strong, especially with the ongoing support of his teammates.

An exciting women´s race has developed as Liesbeth Hessens has pulled within a few minutes of the Elisabeth Adamson who has now won three out of the four stages.

Mongolia Bike Challenge Stage Three - Post Race Yoga. Photo Credit Margus Riga

MTB Trials Legend Ryan Leech conducting the Post-Race Restorative Yoga Sessions at the Mongolia Bike Challenge.

bigquotesThe hardest thing is that I destroy my body a little more each day, so most important is that after the race I do everything perfect, drink and eat well, shower and stretch, massage and relax. - Pau Zamora Perez, Team Buff and MBC 2012 Stage 3 Winner


  • 7 2
 Well I ha te to be that guy but I can't see the thrill in a race like this.
It's lik road race but slower and on dust tracks.
Did 92km run on a old steel men's bike with a friend the other day and that was more thrilling Smile
  • 3 1
 I've followed every day just to see if the course gets any more interesting. Today the highlight was riding through a puddle.

Did you see that rocky ridge on the left? Take them through that!

I'll do more turns in four minutes of our local club race dirt crit than these guys have done in four days.
  • 6 0
 im pretty sure they were all racing to that yoga session
  • 2 0
 The closest to this that I have done is a 24hr race and again the course wasn't the most technically challenging and in that sense there isn't that great a thrill. However there is a different and more elevating thrill once you have finished and overcome the physical and mental challenges you faced and that is something that will stay with you longer than a downhill blast will so I think its just a matter of which sort rush you are looking for and I don't think you can truly know which is better until you have experienced both.
  • 2 0
 you gotta love XC to appreciate this.. .think it's the burn....after a few XC's no thank you....but kudo's to them, plus it must be hot as hell there....
  • 1 0
 It's not about the race but the challenge and adventures that follow.
  • 4 1
 Just walk through a city park late at night and get that for free.
  • 1 1
 every other classification of off road riding stems from this, xc is the birth palce of mtbing.....that is all

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