The Sufferfest ACE Lesotho Mountain Bike MTB Team News
ACE-The Sufferfest Lesotho MTB Team completely dominated the 2014 Lesotho national mountain bike cross-country championships, held in Maseru at the beginning of July.
The main race was won by Phetetso Monese followed by Teboho Khantsi in 2nd. They broke away from other riders at the start and continued to build their lead throughout the 7 lap race.
In the Elite Women’s category, Likeleli Masitise also held a convincing lead over the other women in the race.
Lichaba West broke a spoke on the first lap and wasted time and energy to fix it and get back into the race. He had to settle with 2nd position in the under 23 category, behind team mate Tseko Shelile who finished the 6 lap ace very strong.
Malefetsane Lesofe finally won his first national title after years of promising rider. He has asserted himself as the top junior man in the nation, with 16 year-old team mate, Katleho “Success” Manasi in 2nd position.
Out of seven riders in the team, all of them finished either first or second in their categories!