Lael Wilcox wins Silk Road Mountain Bike Race 1st women home, record time and 2nd overall

Lael wilcox Silk road mountain bike race

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Lael Wilcox just became the first woman to finish the 2019 PEdALED Silk Road Mountain Race with an incredible time of 7 days, 15 hours, and 23 minutes, just nine hours behind winner Jakub Sliacan.

Hats off to Lael Wilcox on becoming the first woman to finish the 2019 PEdALED Silk Road Mountain Race, taking second place overall, and setting a new women’s record with an incredible time of 7 days, 15 hours, and 23 minutes (7:15:23).

She finished just nine hours behind winner Jakub Sliacan (7:6:46) and nearly a full day faster than the inaugural 2018 record of 8 days, 8 hours, and 15 minutes, set by Jay Petervary.

“It’s the best I’ve ever felt in any race,” she said at the finish line, rolling into Cholpon Ata after a big day on the bike navigating the race’s final climb and sleeping just eight and a half minutes in full kit the previous night. Congratulations, Lael, on yet another astounding performance! Stay tuned for an interview from the finish line soon.

Follow the race on https://www.silkroadmountainrace.cc/recap-srmrno2day-8/

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