Assam Downhill Championship 2024: Celebrating 4th Edition of Northeast India’s Premier MTB Event

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Guwahati, Assam February 25, 2024

The adrenaline-pumping action of downhill mountain biking took center stage on 25th February at the 4th edition of the Assam Downhill Championship (ADC) held at Bortila Hill, near Prateeksha Hospital, VIP Road, Guwahati. Organized by Spokehub Racing, in collaboration with the vibrant mountain biking community of Northeast India, the event once again showcased the region’s passion for the sport and its commitment to nurturing local talent on the national and international stage.

Since its inception in 2018, the Assam Downhill Championship has evolved into one of the most eagerly anticipated MTB events in the Northeast. With a vision to provide a premier platform for downhill riders across India to test their skills, the ADC has consistently attracted participants from all corners of the country. This year marked a significant milestone with the inclusion of international riders, with three talented cyclists from Bhutan joining the fray, adding a new dimension to the competition.

The list of winners in various categories are

Full Suspension Category

1st- Taitus Marak, Meghalaya

2nd- Ismamul Hoque, Meghalaya.

3rd- Apshai Niangti, Meghalaya

Hard Tail Elite Category

1st- Ridor Niangti, Meghalaya

2nd- Lamphang lywra, Meghalaya

3rd- Pynshngain B Lyngkhoi, Meghalaya

Junior Open Category

1st- Dirgam Dhan, Bhutan

2nd- Veinii Victor, Nagaland.

3rd- Samson, Mizoram.

Senior Open Category

Miller B Renthlei, Mizoram.

A total of 60 riders participated in this year’s race, showcasing their prowess across various categories including Full Suspension and Hard Tail. The competition was fierce, with riders

pushing their limits on the steep, rugged terrain adorned with jumps, drops, and challenging obstacles characteristic of downhill mountain biking.

One of the enduring legacies of the Assam Downhill Championship has been its role in identifying and nurturing local talent, propelling them onto the national and international stage. Notably, four out of six riders representing India at the Asian Mountain Biking Championship last year in the Downhill discipline hailed from Northeast India and had been part of the ADC since its inception.

Downhill mountain biking, often dubbed the Formula One of MTB, encapsulates the highest speeds, gnarliest tracks, and biggest features, captivating riders and fans alike since its emergence in the 1970s in California, USA. The Assam Downhill Championship, as a flagship event of Spokehub Cycling, exemplifies the values of fun, inclusivity, and community. It stands as a testament to the collective effort and passion of riders who contribute to its success, making it truly a rider’s own event.

Spokehub Racing, the driving force behind the ADC, remains committed to developing the sport of mountain biking in Northeast India. Beyond competitions, the organization is dedicated to discovering and nurturing cycling talents, while also promoting the region as a premier mountain biking destination in the country.

(Press Release)

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