A Pictorial from the 2018 Silk Road Mountain Race – Kyrgyzstan: by Giovanni Maria Pizzato

“The Silk Road Mountain Race is a fixed route, unsupported, single-stage cycling race through the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. The clock does not stop and there are no prizes. It follows gravel, single and double track and old soviet roads that have long been forgotten and fallen into disrepair. There is very little tarmac. There is some walking, and at times there is great distances between resupply points.” – Silk Road Mountain Race

2018 silk road mountain race
Photo by Giovanni Maria Pizzato

2018 marked the inaugural edition of this race, and was won by none other than Jay Peterary.

2018 silk road mountain race
Photo by Giovanni Maria Pizzato

“I do not train,” Jay Petervary says. “I ride my bike a lot because I love to!” Jay first discovered cycling post-college, but was immediately prepping for a 500km multi-sport event. He’s logged many races in 18 years, everything from cross-country mountain bike to a cross-the-country time trial. Nowadays he rides for adventure, the longer the better. – SalsaCycles.com

2018 silk road mountain race
Photo by Giovanni Maria Pizzato

This stunning set of photos was taken by Giovanni Maria Pizzato:

“I go in search of what is behind an image and at the same time substantiates it: the effort of a competing athlete, their tenacious strength, the euphoria of a goal reached, the sublime and disarming beauty of a landscape, the discreet charm of the details. The interest in travel and sport has led me to photograph competitive competitions all over the world, collaborating with various magazines and newspapers.” – Giovanni Maria Pizzato

2018 silk road mountain race
Photo by Giovanni Maria Pizzato

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2018 silk road mountain race
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4 comments on “A Pictorial from the 2018 Silk Road Mountain Race – Kyrgyzstan: by Giovanni Maria Pizzato

  1. Hi Jom,
    A bit off your subject, but, I’m curious if you have any opinion on the Redshift Sport Shock Stop Seat Post. This is just now in production for the first time and they are shipping them out to people who did a pre-order for them.
    Seems like it could be a nice addition to a gravel bike especially for really rough roads.
    Thanks,
    Tom

    1. If it makes the bike more comfortable for you, I say go for it. On a similar note, the Ocoee Boundary I showed earlier in the week features the Cane Creek eeSilk seatpost… so many options!

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