Race Report: Lesotho Sky 2018  – Day 5

Race Report: Lesotho Sky 2018 – Day 5

Lesotho Sky Day 5 – Malealea to Roma Day 5 was a true old school mountain bike day, with a strong dose of new school right at the end. We found a new route to bring riders into Roma, which included a bit of hike-a-bike and gnarly rocky descents. The day was...
Adventures on a Silverback in Lesotho – Day 4

Adventures on a Silverback in Lesotho – Day 4

Day 4 – Malealea Monster Where did your bike take you today? Mine took me on an epic roundtrip in Malealea, Lesotho. Today’s route piggybacked on an established Lesotho mountainbike event, called the Malealea Monster.  It’s a 55km route that loops in a figure...
Race Report: Lesotho Sky 2018  – Day 4

Race Report: Lesotho Sky 2018 – Day 4

Lesotho Sky Day 4 – Malealea Monster Today was a big day for Lesotho cycling. Tumelo Makae and Phetetso Monese of Alliance Insurance took their first stage win of the week. It is Makae’s first ever stage win here at Lesotho. Makae was noticeably disappointed...

Adventures on a Silverback in Lesotho – Day 3

Day 3 – Malealea Loop It was supposed to be a rest day, but it became my toughest day on the bike. The route was awesome and the trails were some of the best I’ve ever ridden, but I just could not get my legs to work and my mind to focus. I felt as if something...

Race Report: Lesotho Sky 2018 – Day 3

Lesotho Sky Day 3 – Malealea Loop The third day of Lesotho Sky 2018 was a short and fast-paced day. It suited the XCO riders the best, while old diesel engines huffed and puffed to keep up with the frenetic pace. The route followed existing trails around Roma,...