Kathmandu MTB Festival 2016

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One of Nepal’s most popular mountain bike races of the season – Kathmandu MTB Festival 2016 went off earlier last week in Hattiban, Pharping, Kathmandu. Included this year were – Cross Country, Downhill and a new Kids Obstacle Category.

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Switchback Apparels bringing FLY Racing gear to Nepal.

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EPIC Mtn Bike Nepal with their Commencal Nepal shuttle truck.

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Kids Obstacle Race
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The XC Start line
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Roan Tamang

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RESULTS

XC JUNIOR
1st- Yojak Chaulagain- 0:47:28
2nd- Rajneet Shah- 0:48:41
3rd- Annex Maharjan- 0:50:19
4th- Kabindra Raj Suwal- 0:51:28
5th- Bishal Shrestha- 0:51:29
6th- Rabindra Raj Suwal- 0:52:21
7th- Kaushal Chaudhary- 0:53:22
8th- Praakrit Basnet- 0:54:31

XC OPEN
1st- Prachit Thapa Magar- 0:27:46
2nd- Khum Bahadur Magar- 0:43:43
3rd- Top Jung Karki- 0:46:21
4th- Hans Maesen- 0:47:21
5th- Til Bahadur Kshetry- 0:47:38
6th- Shusan Gurung- 0:51:06
7th- Stephen Tuck- 0:52:54
8th- Rabin Nembang- 0:56:23
9th- Ruzan Shrestha- 1:01:13
10th- Stephen Keeling- 1:01:33
11th- Miquel Pujol- 1:06:52

XC ELITE
1st- Budhi Bahadur Tamang- 1:02:42
2nd- Suraj Rana Magar- 1:05:30
3rd- Bikram Rai- 1:07:30
4th- Tek Bahadur Basnet- 1:12:03
5th- Bishal Gupta- 1:14:11
6th- Dharma Nagarkoti- 1:14:50

DOWNHILL

The Hattiban DH course this year had new features constructed by the young guns to log some air miles.

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Suman Tamang on his Commencal to a 2nd place finish in “Elite Men”
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Racer, Ujjwal Úal finding his exit line.
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“Mens Juniors” WINNER – Nirav Stha
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Suman Tamang

DOWNHILL JUNIOR
1st- Nirav Shrestha- 0:02:29.07
2nd- Devashish Chaudhary- 0:02:37.30
3rd- Tejson Kunwar- 0:02:40.30
4th- Samir Tamang- 0:02:44.45
5th- Singhe Dandur- 0:03:00.00
6th- Aakashman Tuladhar- 0:03:01.20
7th- Karma Sherpa- 0:03:02.26
8th- Erish Ghimire- 0:03:02.83
9th- Roshan Gautam- 0:03:07.45
10th- Arnav Man Sherchan- 0:05:24.26

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Prabin Dumi Rai airing his way to a 4th place finish in “Elite Men”.

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DOWNHILL OPEN
1st- Hikmat BK- 0:02:29.13
2nd- Kushal Thapa- 0:02:41.18
3rd- Suraj Panday- 0:02:45.18
4th- Stephen Tuck- 0:02:48.39
5th- Spandan Lama Mocktan- 0:02:52.10
6th- Prayash Tamang- 0:02:53.07
7th- Maharaja Thapa- 0:02:54.04
8th- Ishan Adhikari- 0:03:02.54
9th- Anil Banskota- 0:03:06.00
10th- Pritesh Ghimire- 0:03:07:51
11th- Nishma Shrestha- 0:03:08.51
12th- Aayush Dhakhwa- 0:03:14.70
12th- Ashok Maharjan- 0:03:14.70
14th- Ujjwol Pujari- 0:03:25:67
15th- Samartha Kaji Shakya- 0:03:44.57
16th- Dawa Sherpa- 0:09:26.20

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The infamous Buntay Pandey was out with an injury.
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One wheel full attack! Dawa Sherpa is one crazy rider!

DOWNHILL ELITE
1st- Rajesh Magar- 0:02:28.45
2nd- Suman Tamang- 0:02:38.48
3rd- Shakar Yakthumba- 0:02:39.57
4th- Prabin Rai- 0:02:51.39
5th- Budhi Bahadur Tamang- 0:02:56.86
6th- Diwas Adhikari- 0:02:59.25
7th- Nishant Shah- 0:03:05.45

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The WINNERS “Elite Men”.

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PhotosKhashing Rai, Epic Mountain Bike Nepal, Giant Bicycles Nepal

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