Beat­ing MTB chal­lenge

Multisport Mecca - - News -

BUD­ERIM’S Lucy Cold­well fin­ished fourth over­all in one of the world’s tough­est cross coun­try multi-stage moun­tain bike en­durance races.

Over nine days the com­peti­tors tack­led eight stages, nav­i­gat­ing their way through rough sin­gle trail at al­ti­tude, and in the process avoid­ing buses, cars, don­keys, goats, lamas and peo­ple.

Lucy said ev­ery stage was tough, and only 61 rid­ers were able to make it to the fin­ish from 92 par­tic­i­pants.

Get­ting stronger through­out the race, Lucy fin­ished in the top three on sev­eral oc­ca­sions and hit the fin­ish with an over­all time of 39:18:20.

The win­ner was the UK’s Cather­ine Wil­liamson in 35:16:24. Aus­tralian Karen Hill was third with a to­tal time of 38:00:53.

Lucy’s stage times were: Balkhus Epiphany 4:22:19, Sut­lej Sym­phony 5:08:10, Con­quest of Garh 6:04:14, Mys­ti­cal Passes 5:03:29, The Kings Mutiny 5:44:12, Heaven’s Ridge 3:03:14, Into the Wild 6:07:25 and Land of the Lamas 3:45:17.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Bud­erim's Lucy Cold­well com­pleted the nine-day Hero MTB Hi­malaya.

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