Congratulations to Sofiane Sehili on becoming the first person ever to finish the PEdALED Atlas Mountain Race, riding 1,145 kilometers through Morocco in just 3 days, 21 hours, 50 minutes. Find details on his win here, plus a handful of photos from the finish line…
Photos by Lian van Leeuwen and Nils Langer
With an incredible time of just 3 days, 21 hours, and 50 minutes (3:21:50), French racer Sofiane Sehili has become the first person to win the 1,145-kilometer PEdALED Atlas Mountain Race. Sofiane rode a mind-bending 665 kilometers from Marrakesh, Morocco, to Checkpoint 2 in Aguinane without sleeping, putting him well ahead of the predicted schedule up to that point, and he slept just 2 hours and 15 minutes between Checkpoint 2 and the finish.
He arrived at the finish line in Sidi R’bat early on Wednesday, February 19th, setting what will surely be a difficult time to beat in future years. Sofiane was followed by James Mark Hayden, who was never far behind and finished in second place with a time of 4 days, 0 hours, and 9 minutes (4:00:09).
Sofiane’s win in Morocco adds to his impressive list of accomplishments, including first-place finishes in the Inca Divide and Italy Divide last year. Congratulations to Sofiane on setting an impressive record on what looked to be an extremely demanding route that consumed its fair share of tires, bikes, and wills to press on!
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