The first Tour De Khunjrab 2018 race which is scheduled to start on May 11 will be one of the toughest cycle races in the world. It promises to take the cyclists on a ride of their life.
The race is a three-day event that will start from Gilgit which is situated 4,500 feet above sea level and will end at Khunjrab which is situated 15,400 feet above sea level.
At least 12 teams are participating with 75 cyclists taking part from around the world. International cyclists have arrived in Pakistan from the U.S, Switzerland, Australia, Britain, and Afghanistan.
Tour De Khunjrab will be divided into three parts. The first part will take on May 11 where the cyclists will begin from Sakwar and end at Rakaposhi View Point in Nagar. This will be a 66KM long stage.
On the second day of the race, the cyclists will begin from Rakaposhi View Point and will end at Pasu covering a distance of 77KM.
Next, the cyclists will begin from Pasu and end their journey at Sost to Khunjrab covering a distance of 84KM.
The cyclists who have arrived in Gilgit are already going through training before the event begins.
The full schedule of Tour De Khunjrab
Here is the complete summary of when and how the race will take place.
- 9th May – Participants start reaching Gilgit city
- 11th May – Race Starts from Sakwar (Baab-e-Gilgit)
- 12th May – Race Starts again from Rakaposhi Viewpoint (Nagar)
- 13th May – Final Day (From Sost to Khunjerab Top – 15400 ft above sea level)
- 13th May – Ending ceremony (In Karimabad Hunza)