Lesotho Sky reaches new heights and becomes a Class 1 UCI stage race with ZAR 200,000 prize money

 

The Lesotho Sky Race has been a UCI stage race since 2013, a strategy which has resulted in international and South African professional MTB teams competing in the race in 2013 and 2014. Moreover Basotho riders have the chance of earning valuable UCI points and as a result, Lesotho managed to leapfrog Namibia and is now ranked 2nd in Africa (in Mountain Biking) behind South Africa. As of this year the Lesotho Sky Race will be a Class 1 UCI stage race, meaning the winning riders (male and female teams) will each earn 120 points. The total amount of prize monies at the Lesotho Sky 2015 will be ZAR 200,000.

Development of cycling sport in Lesotho is at the heart of the Lesotho Sky Race. The local cycling league is very competitive and 7 teams from Lesotho qualify each year for a fully sponsored entry to the Lesotho Sky Race. The level of competition has increased every year and a Basotho team came 2nd overall in the 2014 edition of the race. Lesotho is now ranked 2nd in Africa in mountain biking and locally the sport is growing more popular every day. Come test yourself against Africa’s best mountain bikers.

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        • 20 – 25 September 2015

          ENTRIES ARE OPEN,  DON’T MISS OUT!

          Lesotho Sky is a 350km team Mountain Bike Stage Race in Lesotho. With 8600m of climbing in the “Mountain Kingdom” over 6 days, this event will without doubt blow your mind…

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Sentebale becomes Lesotho Sky’s charity partner for this year’s Lesotho Sky Mountain Bike Stage Race. Take part in a once in a lifetime 6-day mountain bike cycling adventure in Lesotho whilst raising money for Sentebale to help the vulnerable children of Lesotho. http://sentebale.org

To host unique events and tours whilst promoting Lesotho as world-class sports and tourism destination.
To present the greatest cycling event in the Mountain Kingdom to the world and be a platform for professional athlete development in Lesotho. To provide income opportunities through bicycle tourism as well as through youth projects which promote cycling as a sport in communities, schools and clubs. To pioneer cycling as a green and convenient means of transport in Lesotho.
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The Lesotho Sky 2015 is proudly supported by our main sponsors Total Lesotho and for the 5th year running by Alliance Insurance Company. Rea leboha

Why?

If you want to experience awe, Lesotho is the place to discover a wild and magical world. You may feel as if you are taking the first steps, or cycle tracks rather, into an undiscovered land – a land with no fences and boundless possibilities, a land without limitations, there for you to push your limits.

Where?

Lesotho is an independent country and Kingdom completely surrounded by South Africa. The capital of Lesotho is called Maseru and only about a 4h drive away from Johannesburg. Our events and tours will take you deep into the heart of the Mountain Kingdom. Allow us to surprise you and exceed your expectations of comfort and hospitality.

Who?

If you love mountains, cycling, adventure and experiencing one of Southern Africa’s best riding destinations, then Lesotho is tailor made for you! The sheer remoteness and great sense of exploration you get from being in Lesotho make our events and tours truly unique.

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