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. Find details and additional photos from her impressive feat here…

Posted by Lucas Winzenburg

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.

Lael Wilcox, Silk Road Mountain Race
  • Lael Wilcox, Silk Road Mountain Race
  • Lael Wilcox, Silk Road Mountain Race
  • Lael Wilcox, Silk Road Mountain Race

“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 #silk-road-mountain-race to keep up with our continuing coverage of the PEdALED Silk Road Mountain Race, including field reports, riders’ rigs, news, and more. Photos provided by Rugile Kaladyte (@rugilekaladyte).

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