Photos: Kahorpam Horam / Chiko Adventures
Ukhrul, Manipur in India was the action ground for the 3rd SHIRUI LILY MTB DOWNHILL race earlier this October. Part of the SHIRUI LILY FESTIVAL 2019, the race was organised by Chiko Adventures and Manipur Extreme Sports (MXS).
A 1.3km course with features like wooden berms, jumps with an extended steep loose descent was on offer for the racers. The track was one of the tougher ones in the country, requiring expert skills to tackle the high speed and tech descent. Organised in the SHIRUI LILY valley, the attending riders enjoyed 3 days of camping and racing in the pristine valley.
Winners of Full suspension category:
1st – Ismamul Howk (Assam) (Rs.45,000/- cash prize)
2nd – Apshai G. Niangti (Meghalaya) (Rs.35,000/-)
3rd – Gautam Taode (Maharashtra) (Rs.15,000/-)
Winners of hardtail category:
1st – Kevilebo Zhotsu (Nagaland) (Rs.20,000/- cash prize)
2nd – Ridor Niangti (Meghalaya) (Rs.10,000/-)
3rd – Master Bommo Riba (Arunachal Pradesh) (Rs.5,000/-)
Riders of full suspension category were given a consolation prize of RS.3000 each and Rs.1000 to the hardtail category.