Kabir Rachure Finishes on Podium in ‘World’s Hardest’ Cycle Race


Extremely-cyclist Kabir Rachure from Maharashtra achieved a podium end in his class on the Race Throughout America (RAAM) on Sunday, making it a primary for an Indian in what’s billed because the world’s hardest cycle race.

Rachure, an advocate hailing from Marathwada who practices on the Bombay Excessive Court docket, got here third within the solo male under-50 years class, ending the three,038 mile competitors in 11 days, 11 hours and 25 minutes, as per the official leaderboard.

The clock is ticking constantly on the race and members are required to pedal from the west coast of the USA to the east coast in below 12 days, managing their sleep, consuming and all different errands inside the given time, which makes it a troublesome endurance race that exams the mettle.

Racers are accompanied by a assist crew in autos, which takes care of all the necessities on the go and trails the bike owner post-sunset for security causes.

Indians began taking part within the race a few decade in the past and have gotten accolades together with a win within the two-men class. That is the second end on the coveted occasion for Rachure himself.

There have been two different Indians racing within the solo class at this yr’s occasion, however couldn’t end the race.

The general winner within the solo class was Australian Allan Jefferson within the 50-59 years sub-group, who completed the race in simply over 10 days, and was adopted by Czech Svata Bozak three hours later, whereas Swiss lady Nicole Reist got here third total by ending it 4 hours later.

The solo males under-50 years class was gained by Bozak, whereas American Phil Fox completed six hours earlier than Rachure, as per the leaderboard.

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