Shimla: The 7th stage of the Hero MTB Himalaya started in the picturesque valley of Barot from where the riders climbed towards the village of Bada gram . From ere they followed a very old horse trail which proved technical for most riders towards rajgunda. The riders then took on te forest path towards billing - the second highest para gliding site of the world . It was Andi who took the lead right from the first climb but was briefly overtaken by Jason . The riders had to weather heavy rains as the entered the Palampur region and against all odds put up a great show !
Andi finished the day first followed by Jason and Cory in the third place . Looks like Andi has secured the title with just one stage to go . The total distance of the day was 87 km from Barot to Palampur . The race will
Be camping at the Agriculture university palampur (csshkv)Here are the top 3 riders / teams across categories for today's stage .
Open men solo
Open women solo
Team of two
Andreas Hartman and Manuel wesseinbacher
Frank and Monica Eggert
Lokesh and Naveen