Team Nepal Enters UCI Marathon World Championships 2014
This is dream come true for Nepal Mountain Biking Team, they are all set to participate in UCI Marathon World Championships 2014 in Pietermaritzburg.
Ajay Pandit Chettri, Narayan Gopal Maharjan, Raj Kumar Shrestha and Buddhi Bahadur Tamang of Nepal qualified for the largest event on the marathon mountain bike calendar via their participation in the Langkawi leg of the UCI Marathon World Series and are now eager to take to the biggest stage of their career reported cyclingnews.
Headed by Ajay Pandit Chettri of MTB Nepal, the four have spent the recent months preparing for this year’s Worlds in the tough conditions of the Kathmandu Valley, their hometown in Nepal, as well as the Annapurna Region and hope that their training at altitudes of 1,300 to 2,600 meters above sea level will pay off in Pietermaritzburg.
Nepal team is current ranked 71 in overall in Men Elite UCI Ranking Mountain Bike 2014 as of June 24th, with this appearance, team can looking at gaining up few points and notch up the ranking. France currently leads the ranking followed up by Switzerland.
Narayan Gopal is currently the highest ranked in UCI Ranking amongst the team but the experience of Ajay Pandit Chettri will be a big value add.