Red Bull Fortress Challenge, a mountain bike event on a unique and challenging track, returned to Qatar for the second time where Jiri Vystejn won the men’s open while Natalie Van Loggerenberg won the women’s open.
On a 20km track packed with natural obstacles, bumps, rough soils, as well as ups & downs, more than 120 of the best riders from all around Qatar raced for the Red Bull Fortress Challenge title. This year’s race, a second edition after 2010, witnessed a high participation level mainly with the selected site and the challenging track.
The competition was fierce in all phases of the race held at the Film City on Friday 12th of April. However, the Fortress Conqueror’s predominance was imminent as he used special techniques and knew how to deal with sand. He therefore described Red Bull Fortress Challenge as “a unique and crazy adventure”. On the other hand, the winner of the women’s open stated the track was “a blend of gravel, sand, and heat in a marvellous traditional setting”.
All candidates were reported happy to participate in such a unique experience that combined sports competition, fun, adventure, as well as site seeing and exploration, all in a tough and demanding challenge.
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