Rab’s World: Langkawi International Mountain Bike Challenge Day 1 Report

Our Rab reports from the first big day of the Trade Winds/Sime Darby Foundation Langkawi International Mountain Bike Challenge:

The Langkawi Mountain Bike Challenge kicked off good and proper today with a 65km stage round the island. Talk among the riders was that thing were going to be wet in the jungle – and the talk turned out to be true. A ceremonial start at Dataran Lang, or Eagle Square, was staged at 10am when all of the riders were waved off together. After a 3km neutralized section riders were then gridded on the previous days standings in their categories.

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What they tweet…

@africanmtbkid – Burry Stander (Team Specialized) on maintaining his own bike : 3hours of bike maintenance and im done. #mechanicshaveitrough

@EmilLindgren85 – Emil Lindgren (Rabobank-Giant Off Road) on the conditions : @LIMBCMALAYSIA ok, I said bring on the mud. Today was crazy! Jungle action but no snakes or monkeys.. to tired to see maybe :)

@bikereva Eva Lechner (Colnago Sudtirol) on cramp! : 4th place today,lost the group in the last 300m why I had to get down from the bike because of cramps…next chance tomorrow…!

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