The 2016 Summer XC – Cycling Goa (Photos)

Day 3, the last and final day of the 2016 Summer XC MTB Race that was held at the Mhadai Wildlife Sanctuary, located at the border of Goa and Karnataka. This was a race with handicapped timings, hence everyone had a change of a podium finish, not just the professionals.

2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3

I did not ride on day 3, but decided to document this awesome event by clicking some photos.

2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3

The rains showed no mercy, and it poured like crazy for a long time during the morning. But that did not stop the bunch of folks organizing/assisting from making their way through the jungle.

2016 Summer XC - Race #3

The Krishnapur Jungle Track is roughly a 22 kilometer dirt trail, where you gain a little over 500 meters of elevation. Below is my Strava activity from Race Day #2.

2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3

For all you data lovers, below is the Strava Flyby from Race Day #2. You can view a bunch of Strava users racing along the track.

2016 Summer XC Race - Strava Flyby

2016 Summer XC Race – Strava Flyby

2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3

Here is a sped up version of the ride from Race Day #2.

 

2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3
2016 Summer XC - Race #3

And here are the folks who completed the race on Day #3.

2016 Summer XC - Race #3

The winners were decided based on the those who took the least amount of time to complete all three races. So now, lets look at some winners.

2016 Summer XC - Race #3

Rajeep Keni – Bronze

2016 Summer XC - Race #3

Bryan Soares – Silver

2016 Summer XC - Race #3

Rainer Dias – Gold

2016 Summer XC - Race #3