Mongolia Bike Challenge 2013 press release

as some of you may know and as some of you don’t, i’ll be taking part in my first MTB race in over 22 years in August. the last one was a 32km loop around a park in Accrington, northern England – this one will be an 8-day race over 1000 kilometers in Mongolia.


the images from previous years look amazing and the competitors this year look pretty damn hard. i get a mention but i am not sure it is deserved!

anyway, i shall, as ever, endeavor to crank on.


Strong International Field Confirmed for 2013 GENCO Mongolia Bike Challenge presented by Orbea

June 3, 2013

The 2013 GENCO Mongolia Bike Challenge presented by Orbea is shaping up to be the most competitive edition yet with endurance athletes from around the world set to take the starting line on September 1, 2013. The elite field is a diverse mix of world-class international athletes, including mountain bikers, road racers, triathletes, and adventurer racers, all with the same goal of reigning supreme in the Land of Genghis Khan.

Confirmed racers include:

Cory Wallace, Canada (Kona Factory): Mongolia Bike Challenge Champion (2012), Mongolia Bike Challenge (2011) 2nd, 24hr Canadian Champion (2011 & 2012), 24hr World Championship (2011) 2nd, Trans Rockies Champion (2009)

Jason Sager & Thomas Turner, USA (Team Jamis): BC Bike Race Champions (Team, 2012), Cyclocross World Champion, 30-34 (Turner, 2013)

Ondra Fojtik, Czech Republic (Team Crocodile Trophy): Crocodile Trophy Champion (2008), Iron Bike Italy Champion (2002, 2003, 2004, 2012)

Marcel & Pau Zamora, Spain (Buff-Niner): 5-time Ironman France Champion (Marcel), Mongolia Bike Challenge (2012, Pau) 4th

Erich Wegsheider, USA (Rolf Prima-Orbea): Lavaman Champion (2011, Triathlon)

Antonio Ortiz, Spain (SMP): Roc d’Azur (2002) 6th, Spanish Marathon Championships (2005) 4th, Spanish Cyclocross Championships (2007) 4th

Wolfgang Krenn, Austria (Zwillingscraft Stevens/ Sc Kanuf Liezen/Crocodile Trophy): Salzkammergut Trophy Champion (2011), Crocodile Trophy (2011) 2nd, Cape Epic (2013) 11th

Carter Hovey, Canada (Team MBC): Trans Rockies Champion (Team, 2011), BC Bike Race (2012) 6th, Mongolia Bike Challenge (2012) 5th

Lee Rodgers, UK (Lapierre Asia): Singapore National Road Race Champion (2010), Singapore National TT Champs Champion (2011), Tour de East Java (2012) 2nd GC, Tour of Friendship Champion, GC (2013)

Fan Yung-Yi, Taiwan (Orbea Taiwan): Taiwan KOM Challenge Champion (2010,  2011)

Sonya Looney, USA (Topeak Ergon):  Breck Epic Champion (2010, 2011), Yak Attack Champion (2012, 2013)

Giuliana Massarotto, Italy (Rudy Project Pedali Di Marca Team Performance): Italian 24hr National Champion (2012), WEMBO 24hr World Championships (2012) 4th

Elisabeth Adamson, Australia (3FIDI): Mongolia Bike Challenge Champion (2012), Australian National 24hr Championships (2013) 2nd

Jennifer Schulz, Canada (Balance Point Racing): BC Bike Race Champion (2012)

The 2013 GENCO Mongolia Bike Challenge presented by Orbea will take place September 1 – 7, 2013. For more information visit

Press Contact: Rob Fawcett

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Author: Lee Rodgers

Cycling coach, race organiser, former professional cyclist and the original CrankPunk.

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