Event Highlights: 1st Ra.Khe.Pa XC Championship 2018 | Nepal

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Photos: Santosh Rai, Nepal Cycling Association \\ Video: Nishant Shah

The first Ra.Khe.Pa XCO MTB Championship in Nepal flagged off on 13th January on the Hattiban Hills in Pharping Kathmandu. Checkout all the action from the forest.

Video: Nishant Shah

Elite Men

The Elite men had to pull up 9 Laps of the 3.85 Kms power churner of a course. The dry track saw a few riders fighting for traction in some bits.

 

 

 

 

The National Champ, Ajay Pandit Chhetri, suffered a crash in his 6th lap, resulting in a 4th place finish.

 

Narayan Gopal Maharjan moving forward to the 1st position.

A good show by powerful XC rider, Narayan Gopal Maharjan, straight onto the top spot for the day.                  

Elite Women

The Elite Women racers had to pedal out 6 laps of the 3.85 Kms course. Hattiban trails were at a relaxing 20°C till the race fight began! With every racer belting it for the win, the competition was tough.

 

 

WINNER as always, Laxmi Magar did it again, taking the top spot on the podium.

RESULTS

EliteMen

WINNER: Narayan Gopal Maharjan (KTM)
2nd: Okesh Raj Bajracharya (TAC)
3rd: Pratap Thapa (TAC)

1st: Narayan Gopal Maharjan (KTM), 2nd: Okesh Raj Bajracharya (TAC), 3rd: Pratap Thapa (TAC)

Elite Women

WINNER: Laxmi Magar (Nuwakot)
2nd: Manju Khadka (TAC)
3rd: Roja K.C (KTM)

 

1st: Laxmi Magar (Nuwakot), 2nd: Manju Khadka (TAC), 3rd: Roja K.C (KTM)
WINNERS of the 1st RA.KHE.PA XCO MTB Championship

Commissaire Panel:
1. Rakesh Manadhar : President of Commissaire Panel (PCP)
2. Ajay Narshing Rana: Technical Delegate (TD)/ Assistant President of Commissaire Panel (APCP)
3. Rajiv Chand : 80% Commissaire
4. Chakshu Bikram Malla: Secretary Commissaire
5. Sailendra Dangol: Start/ Finish Commissaire
6. Manish Maharjan: Field Commissaire

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