Ajay Pandit Chetri wins 2014 Yak Attack
Ajay Pandit Chetri was winner of 3 stages and finishing in the top 4 riders of every stage in the YakAttack mountain biking competition in Nepal. Ajay was true champion and the undisputed King of the Mountains, finishing the race in a staggering 23 hrs & 58 min. The runner up position was went Yuki Ikeda, taking overall 24 Hrs and 57 min.
The race saw 38 participants from across the world, 34 participant managed to finished the gruelling 40o km ride. In the Ladies event Kate Aardal claimed the female title with an impressive high level performance that pushed many of the top men to their limits.
Yak Attack is the highest mountain bike race on earth, climbing to the dizzying heights of 5416m above sea level. 8 stages, 400km, 12000m of overall altitude gain and a temperature range of +30c to -15c, tests the most experienced of riders. For the first 3 days the race travels through the hot and dusty Himalayan foothills, before climbing from the lowest point, at just 300m, to the snow covered Thorong La pass (5416m), 4 days later. Breath taking landscapes, searing heat, sub zero temperatures, sand, mud, snow, altitude have captured the imagination of high-level mountain bikers and adventure athletes worldwide.
The closing ceremony was done in Pokhra with winner taking away Rs 1,60,000/- as reward money.