2015-07-03Anybody who thought that Tugulduur Tuulkhangai was going to play it safe on the first day of the 9th Genghis Khan MTB Adventure was pretty much mistaken. In his traditional no-holds-barred style, Tugu just crushed the opposition and as such expelled the bad spirits that had plagued him on two previous occasions of this 1st stage. He arrived solo with over two minutes advantage over a trio, while Germany's Chiara Eberle took the stage win in the women's.
The 5.8 km individual time trial saw two German riders with the fastest times on the loop around Nadamu. Bernhard Uhl just nicked it by a mere three seconds over a showbooting Jataraboon Kiangchaipaiphana in 12:07, whereas Chiara Eberle had a clear advantage over Bitbit Baby Marites Sotto in a female lap record of 12:55!
The 9th Genghis Khan Festival in the Xiwuqi grasslands begins tomorrow with the individual time trial for mountainbikers around Nadamu Arena. Continuing the trend of the past years, it is another record-breaking edition with 1800 registered participants spread over the MTB and running competitions.
We are very pleased to be working with 42195 Running Gear, a new sponsor for this year’s Grassland Marathon. Established in 2010, 42195 Running Gear is the largest and most well-known retail shop of running equipment in mainland China. 42195 provides a whole series of goods and services for jogging, marathon, trail and road running. It was voted the best running equipment shop by Chinese runners.
For the fourth consecutive year French trail running brand RaidLight is an official sponsor of the Grassland Marathon. Omnipresent on the trail circuit these days, RaidLight apparel and accessoires have become highly popular in the community because of their low weight, cool designs and technical advantages.
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