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Lesotho Sky

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Location:
Lesotho
Event type:
MTB Stage
Entries open:
Event dates:
29 Sep 2020 - 6 day event
± 42 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
Lesotho Sky
Race Director:
Darol Howes
Email:
darol@lesothosky.com

lesotho-sky

Lesotho Sky is a 361km team Mountain Bike Stage Race in Lesotho. With 9515m of climbing in the “Mountain Kingdom” over 6 days, this event will without doubt blow your mind…

Weather conditions

Sunny. Cold nights.

Season: Spring

Route Information

Distance:
380km
Ascent:
980m

Terrain

Single Track. Mountainous. Goat Track. Rocks. Remote

Technical Rating: 7

Stage details

Day
Distance
Ascent
Route
1:
20km
671m
TOTAL TIME TRIAL- Maseru
2:
69km
1750m
Ramabanta to Malealea
3:
52.2km
1402m
Malealea Loop
4:
87.4km
1877m
Malealea to Roma
5:
81.5km
2194m
Roma to Ramabanta
6:
51.2km
1622m
Ramabanta Loop

Entry Fee details

Entry pp R10000 to 14000

Cost per person: R12,000 to R15,000 depending on options selected Entries limited to 100 riders

Race reviews

http://lesothosky.com/race/testimonials/
"For me the aim to participate in a competition, outside of my profession in rally raid, is to discover a new country and exceptional landscape within a good organisation. As I got the chance to see parts of the track during the adventure weekend in March. I was sure, that the Lesotho Sky Race offered nice single tracks, technical downhills and daily distances which are also suitable for non-professional riders.

I enjoyed the very family like atmosphere as well as the typical lodges with all their hospitality. “Merci” to Darol and Christian for their professional organisation. The tracks brought us to wild and lonely places, which are unreachable, if you don’t know the area – within all the safety and medical care. The week was fantastic and I left with lots of good memories."

- Stéphane Peterhansel, Dakar Legend


www.thehubsa.co.za/features/_/articles/ride-reports/lesotho-sky-diaries-day-6-roma-to-ramabanta-r1667
"Already it had been an incredible experience and unlike any stage race I’ve taken part in to date. The terrain was at times brutal and unforgiving, but the routes and settings so inspiring and rewarding."

- Matt Eagar, The hubSA


www.ride.co.za/events/lesotho-sky-diaries-stages-five-and-six/
"But, as hackneyed as it sounds, the results mean little at the Lesotho Sky, it is best measured as a showcase for some proper mountain biking, in real African conditions. Do this event before it grows too big, you will not regret one second of it. Keep an eye out for a full feature on the Lesotho Sky in an upcoming issue of Ride."

- Tim Brink, editor of RIDE magazine


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