Morocco, 21st February 2020 - Both male and female winners of the inaugural Atlas Mountain Race have crossed the line in Morocco. Sofiane Sehili, winner of the 2019 Inca Divide adds another title to his Palamares while komoot ambassador Jenny Tough took convincing command of the race early on to be the first female across the line today.
Three days, 21 hours and 50 minutes. That’s the amount of time it took Sofiane Sehili to cover 1,145 kilometers of rough Morrocan terrain, becoming the overall winner of the inaugural PEdALED Atlas Mountain Race. Komoot was given a rare opportunity to get inside the head of a rider within days of managing such a feat, we asked Sofiane some questions about Morocco, and the overall experience of ultra-endurance racing.
Physically I'm exhausted. My lips are burnt, my butt's all fried, my toes are sore. I'm having trouble standing up or sitting down. I've lost feeling in my fingertips. And I have a few scratches that testify to the deplorable state of the tracks. Mentally, on the other hand, I'm super happy. Almost euphoric
Read the full interview with Sofiane here
Komoot has been chosen as the official route partner by the organizers of the world’s toughest adventure and bikepacking events such as the Atlas Mountain Race, the Silk Road Mountain Race and the Trans Continental Race. Riders of these events can interact with the komoot routes online well in advance of the events and get an extremely detailed level of understanding of what to expect, how to prepare both physically and mentally, and what equipment to use. Participants are given upgrades to komoot Premium with world offline mapping, sports specific maps, dynamic weather forecasting and the smart multi-day Tour planner. Each of these features has been designed with the most adventurous of cyclists in mind - proving indispensable in the many challenging situations that arise in the wild.
Photo by Lian van Leeuwen