AES – Nepal 2016 | Stage 1,2,3

Follow our Trail:

AES_nepal_1

Friday, April 08, 2016 | Asian Enduro Series – Nepal | Stage 1,2 and 3

The Asian Enduro Series in Nepal is shaping up to be quite a show and everybody is having a wild time in the Himalayas. “This is what we’ve been waiting for since a very long time” said wild Rajesh Magar who was spotted pinning (as usual) every stage today. Sponsored by Yeti Bikes, Himalayan Rides Nepal this brilliant rider got a new sponsorship added to his list by Race Face.

AES_nepal_2

Nepal’s Chris Keeling had a good start but was not too happy and plans to recover in the remaining stages.

AES_nepal_4

AES_nepal_3

Stage one start was very smooth for all the racers.

AES_nepal_5

Suman Tamang had a good day on light brown pow conditions but wished he had a regular 26” wheel instead of the recently acquired 29 wheel monster.

AES_nepal_6

Meanwhile Herman Mann from Singapore was rolling proudly on his 650B+ and had no complains. This is 2nd Enduro mountain bike race and is getting hooked to it more than DH racing. Unfortunately Hermann took a wrong turn in one of the stage today which costed him 25 seconds.

AES_nepal_7

His team mate Boey was right behind him on stage 3.

AES_nepal_8

Just another “leaning” photo of the day.

AES_nepal_9

Wendell Barba from Philippines shredding in his preferred angle of trajectory.

AES_nepal_10

Managla Lama cruising back to have a beer.

AES_nepal_11

…and so does Robert Spinks.

AES_nepal_12

Nishant Shah. Another rider who has a bright future in the sport.

AES_nepal_13

DAY 1 RESULTS –

ELITE MEN

1st – Rajesh Magar | Nepal

2nd – Florent Poilane | Vietnam / France

3rd – Chris Keeling | Nepal

WOMEN

1st – Kristien Nelen | Belgium

2nd – Jocelyn Powelson | USA / Nepal

3rd –  Juily Tsai | Taiwan

CURIOUS

1st – Prabin Rai – Nepal

2nd – Karma Lethro – Bhutan

3rd – Raju Gurung – Nepal


Photography: Vineet Sharma | Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine

Follow our Trail:

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:

Comments

  1. […] Asian Enduro Series – Nepal | STAGE 1, 2 and 3 […]