Hercules MTB Himachal Riders Reach Jalori Pass At 3120 Mts




Jalori Pass

Jalori Pass

As the Hercules MTB Himachal 2010 rally enters into Day 6, the challenges ahead for the riders have only increased. However, it is the indomitable spirit of mankind which keeps the Hercules MTB Riders going to achieve what seems almost impossible.

The first stage of the day was an uphill section of 22 Kms starting from Bahu and going up to Jalori Pass. The riders started their climb at an approximate height of 1600 mts from Bahu near Anni in Kullu to reach the maximum elevation of 3120 mts at Jalori pass.

Ajay Pandit who is leading the race since Day 2 covered this challenging section in 1 hour 49 min and 11 secs . This is the fastest timeever as the previous record was of 1 hour 50min. Ramesh Chander of Indian Army adventure wing was the second fastest rider to reach Jalori pass taking a total time of 1 hour 49 min and 16 sec.

44 riders had started the uphill section and till the time of filing of this report 21 riders had made to the flying finish. It is to be noted that this section had received heavy snowfall 6 days back and race organizers were planning to cancel the stage. However with improvement in weather and riding conditions over the last 4 days helped stage this section of the rally.

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