Sri Lankan hosts amazing ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ mountain biking race 2017

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Cory Wallace proves yet again why he is a world cycling champion, being awarded the coveted prize for ‘Open male 1st place’ by the Chief Commercial Officer of Sri Lankan Airlines, Mr. Siva Ramachandran

Sri Lankan Airlines successfully conducted ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ the premier mountain biking event that attracts local and international cycling pros and enthusiasts recently. Conducted for the fourth consecutive year, ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ is a grueling yet thrilling race that enables local and international participants to experience the diverse beauty of the island. On conclusion of the fiercely contested race across tough terrain, ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ winners were awarded and felicitated by officials and staff from SriLankan Airlines. The final tally of winners is as below:

Names and the Category of the winners:

Claire Demarquet -       Open Female 3rd place
Tan Tryhorn -                Open female 2nd place   
Laxmi Magar -              Open female 1st place
Thomas Begert -           Open male 5th place
Albert Kikstra -              Open male 4th place
Alexander Geelhhar -     Open male 3rd place
Nick Craig   -                   Open male 2nd place
Cory Wallace -                 Open male 1st place

Proud ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ winners (from left to right) - Cory Wallace, Alexander Geelhhar, Laxmi Magar, Tan Tryhorn, Claire Demarquet, Thomas Begert, Albert Kikstra and Nick Craig

An enthusiastic participant cycles along the edge of a mountain in Haputale

The premier mountain biking event – Rumble in the Jungle – which traversed across Sri Lanka, witnessed participation of 35 cyclists from across the globe

Riders had to traverse hot and humid jungles, through mountain hugging tea plantations and across the island’s highest plateau

Participants take off to an enthusiastic start

Participants conserve energy for the race as they await the race to be flagged off

  Comments - 1

  • Mike Vandeman Wednesday, 21 June 2017 07:00 AM

    Bicycles should not be allowed in any natural area. They are inanimate objects and have no rights. There is also no right to mountain bike. That was settled in federal court in 1996. It's dishonest of mountain bikers to say that they don't have access to trails closed to bikes. They have EXACTLY the same access as everyone else -- ON FOOT! Why isn't that good enough for mountain bikers? They are all capable of walking....A favorite myth of mountain bikers is that mountain biking is no more harmful to wildlife, people, and the environment than hiking, and that science supports that view. Of course, it's not true. To settle the matter once and for all, I read all of the research they cited, and wrote a review of the research on mountain biking impacts.

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