final results

Yak Ru race 2017

The Yak Ru enduro 2017 podium placers (from left to right): Harald Schmid (1st Runner-up); Suman Tamang (Champion); and Tim Parsons (2nd Runner-up).

Mens Final Results
pos.num.Racercountry Day 1day 2day 3Total Timing
1 SUMAN TAMANGNEPAL05:56.1014:08.1009:25.3029:29:50
2 HARALD SCHMIDGERMANY05:51.4013:58.0010:00.5029:49:90
3 TIM PARSONSUK06:00.1013:50.5010:42.4030:33:00
4 TONY PRAJAPATINEPAL07:32.6016:18.0011:00.5034:51:20
5 SPANDAN LAMA MOCKTANNEPAL07:25.4018:09.0011:18.5039:52:90


Its been a rad adventure. An extended ride holiday to Tilicho lake after Yak Ru race was rad. Many fond memories. Thank for having us.

Ben Gibson, New Zealand

enjoyed the fresh air in the mountains of Manang. Mind-blowing scenery while racing. Wish I had more time to enjoy the scenery and soak a bit more in the environment.

Steven Cox, Northern Ireland

I am glad I came to Nepal to ride and race. One tick on the bucket list. Extending the ride after the race was another level altogether. Thoroughly enjoyed the culture and hospitality of the people of Nepal.

Robin Pieper, New Zealand

Nepal’s mountains reminded me of New Zealand except they are only bigger. Biking here is so superb that I am glad I extended my riding trip after the race and covered more grounds.

Phoebe Rose, New Zealand

Nepal is such an exotic place to have mountain bike race. It is different from other races around the world.  Yak Ru is more than a race, it is a full-on adventure packed in 10 days.

Megan Rose, Canada

Before coming here, I had no idea what it was gonna be like. Now that I have been here, I love it. This place is nuts. I will come back.

Tom Sampson, USA

Nepal was always very close to my heart. Now that I have got the taste of the high altitude race, my expectations are higher. Would love to come back.

Gabriel Amigo III, Philippines

I have a lot of stories to tell from this race. The mountains of Manang has a lot of potential for enduro and freestyle riders.

Geoff Kabush, Canada


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