‘North Quest Challenge’ racing event kicks-off in Leh


LEH, SEPT 21: The ‘North Quest Challenge’– the world’s highest accredited MTB XCM race– was today morning kicked-off from Spituk here.

The competition began with 80 riders including 37 in the elite category and 43 in the amateur category in Stage 1 starting from Spituk-Choglamsar early morning today.

Amongst the elite riders were two internationally decorated MTB specialists, Cory Wallace and Jason English, who are champions in a 24-hour marathon and are members of their national teams. The Indian Champion Kiran Raju and Thinles Dorjey were also part of the event in the elite category. The route consists of a 12.1 km where the elites completed 5 and Amateurs 4 laps respectively.

The event is organised by Wisdom Eventosports (Harkirat Singh and Stany Wangchuk), co-promoted by Meraki Sport & Entertainment, a Mumbai based sports management company and is conducted under the aegis of the Cycling Federation of India.

The Stage 2 bike racing event will be held September 22 commencing at 8 am from the starting point near Shanti Stupa.

In today’s race, Cory Wallace from the Elite-Men category bagged the first position, Sonam Norboo in Amateur-Men and Stanzin Chondol in Amateur-Women bagged the first position respectively.