Thule Adventure Team wins the challenging multisportrace Baise Outdoor Quest, China
20 hours of hard racing divided on three days led Thule Adventure Team to yet another victory. After struggling in knee high mud, kilometers of running in stairs and all in the high heated mountains of China, Thule Adventure Team won the challenging multisportrace Baise Outdoor Quest, China, for the second time in a row.
Baise Outdoor Quest is one of the hardest and most prestigious multisportraces in the world and Martin Flinta, team captain, and his team won for the second year in a row. The whole team is put to the test, and even though all of them are truly experienced multisport athletes, winning is all about teamwork.
“During a race like this everyone in the team has ups and downs so we really have to work as a team, all the time, helping each other, pulling the one who feel weak” says Martin Flinta.
Many, if not all, teams experienced flat tires during the various mountain bike stages. Changing one time can take up to 10 minutes. The Thule Team had learnt from previous races to bring sturdier tires to minimize the risk for flat tires. “Better safe than sorry. A few minutes in a fast moving and tight race like this can be the decisive for a podium finish”, says Captain Flinta.
By winning all three stages Thule Adventure Team proved, once again, their status as one of the best multisport teams in the world.
About the race
The Baise Outdoor Quest multisportrace took place April 26-28 in Baise, Leye in the Guangxi region, South China. This part of China is known for very hot temperatures, humid climate, rivers, mountains and jungle. The race course has multiple climbs and descents, with 2000 m as highest altitude. Baise Outdoor Quest Baise is a stage race for teams of 4 over 3 days with multiple sections: Swimming, Kayaking, MTB, Stair running, Cave running, Adventure skills/Rope activities, Trail running.
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