MTB Shimla will always be one of my favorite races, as it was on that race in 2016 that I got into professional mountain biking.
In April 2019 I managed my 3rd win in the last 3 years. This race means so much to me and I am happy i could successfully finish it
While the first day was going amazingly well for me, with giving me a big lead, i had few mechanical problems on day 2 and I only managed to reach on 2nd position the finish. But thanks to my lead on day 1 I could still take the overall win.
Every race is important to me and I go to the start line with the aim to finish every race first.
Doesn’t matter whether it is a local organised race in Shimla, the big and long stage race Hero MTB Himalaya, a cross country race or a one day race such as MTB Daramshala: I want to win them all. That is why I practice, that is why I race.
But one annual race is slightly more important than all the others. There is one race in the year to which I have more emotional connection. One race a year I never want to miss. The 2 days race MTB Shimla.