Exclusive Interview with Sofiane Sehili, winner of the Atlas Mountain Race 2020

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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. 

Sofiane described to komoot how he is currently feeling, both physically and mentally.

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

View Sofiane’s AMR Collection here and follow him on komoot 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

About Komoot

Find, plan, and share adventures with komoot. With its easy route planner, shared community knowledge and recommendations, turn-by-turn voice navigation and inspirational content, komoot has become the outdoor app of choice for over 20 Million people all over the world. Headquartered in Potsdam, Germany, komoot is home to the largest digital community of outdoor experts in Europe, and proudly support a growing list of global adventurers including Lael Wilcox, Laurens ten Dam, Mark Beaumont and Jenny Tough. For the more adventurous outdoor enthusiast and cyclist, komoot Premium is aimed at those among its community who wish to 'go further’. Komoot Premium has advanced features such as dynamic on-Tour weather forecasting, a multi-day Tour planner and sports-specific maps. It’s komoot’s mission to inspire great adventures, making them accessible to all.

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