North Quest Challenge 2019

. High altitude mountain biking is a whole different wheel game. One of the highest altitude, accredited XCM races in the world – North Quest Challenge was back with its 3rd edition earlier this September in Leh, India. Some of the biggest names of Indian cross country racing were cranking it at the NQC at 3500mts for 2 days, fighting wind, climbs and the altitude! Organised by Wisdom Eventosport under the aegis of the Cycling Federation of India, North Quest Challenge included categories for all levels of riders. Elite men,…

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Event Alert: North Quest Challenge 2019 – Ladakh, India

Coming up this September in one of the highest riding zones of India, Ladakh, for its 3rd year, North Quest Challenge 2019.  Last year saw nearly 250 racers competing over different categories. The 2018 champion Kiran Kumar Raju from Bengaluru pulled all his power to take the win at this highest accredited XC race in the world. The North Quest Challenge is accredited by the Cycling Federation of India (CFI). The race was xcm (cross country marathon) format, a gruelling 9.5km course x 6laps with a 3km constant climb…

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15th Indian National MTB Championship 2018 | XC – Mass Start

. The 15th National Mountain Bike Championship 2018 conducted by the Cycling Federation of India saw a refreshing new course for the Cross Country discipline, with tech climbs and steep singletrack descents. Not the usual XC course you’d see at the Indian Nationals, the 2018 trail was demanding as well as rewarding, with it’s flow and gradients, said some of the racers. The Giant Starkenn team did an excellent job of putting together a challenging XC track, which surely filtered on the best XC racers of the country. Here’s some action from the Mass-start…

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3rd Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018

South India is known for its bright winters and pleasant climate. This winter, Bengaluru’s Avati hills baked up with the 3rd year of Bangalore Mountain Festival. With three disciplines to choose from to scale the mountain, BMF included Trail running,  Cross Country and Downhill mountain biking. The 2018 edition of BMF is sponsored by 2GO Active Wear in association with Shathayu Ayurveda Yoga Retreat supported by Veloscope, Original Monkey, Red Bull, BOTS, Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine. Cross Country Pedal junkies from all over India lined up for the Cross Country race starting…

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Event Highlights: MTB Mysuru 2018

The recent MTB Mysuru in Karnataka, India had a strong show by India’s national XC champs in attendance. 8 Laps on the 3.2kms course proved challenging in different ways for each rider. Here’s a quick clip from the hot day in Mysuru winters!   K Kiran Kumar Raju @ MTB Mysuru \\ Videos from Gopro by Deepak Majipatil & Krishna Kumar mounted on KKR.           RESULTS Elite Men Winner: Shiven AeroHawk 2nd: K Kiran Kumar Raju – Cyclist 3rd: Tejasvi Sam   Amateur Winner: Madhu Kumar 2nd: Santosh K 3rd: Vinay R   Masters…

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14th National MTB Championship 2017 | XC

Monsoon skies of Pune, Maharashtra, looked over the 14th Indian MTB National Championship 2017, held at the ‘Oxford Golf Resort’ on the outskirts of Pune City. This year again ‘Starkenn Giant’ powered the event, pushing the quality of the track, as well as the race. The 3 day event included Cross Country Mass start and Time trials split into, Men and Women juniors, sub-juniors, youth and Elite. The track designed by GT Adventures for 2017 included straight wide sprint sections leading to a steep, 800 mts technical descent, a section…

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