Stage 1: the Prologue in Wasfi Al Tal Forest, Amman. This is Day 1 of our 4-day stage race in Jordan!
Stage 2: ended at the Dead Sea. Amazing. The lowest point on Earth!
Stage 3: a brutal stage, called the "Queen's Stage" for good reason. Climbing from 400m below seal-level (The Dead Sea) to the top of Mount Nebo resulted in 2,500m of climbing over a 60km distance. And the winds were furious!
Stage 4: the final day of the first ever XCM Stage Race in Jordan, and an amazing place to finish.....one of the World's most historic sites - Petra!
Stage 1: lot's of single-track, an amazing climb up and over the Hatta Dam, a fast flowing roll through Hatta's green plantation farms, as well as some terrific riding on natural goat and camel tracks in the wilderness. There was something for everyone in Stage 1!
Stage 2: the Queen Stage... where the central focus is on some of the most awesome off-road climbs in the UAE - one is locally known as "Jebel Pain", while the many others remain un-named, such is the remoteness of the route. Watch this and #beinspired!
Stage 3: the last day was a beauty. With a finish line in the Race Village in the beautiful 5* JA Hatta Fort Hotel, the UAE's premier MTB retreat, racers crossed that finish line extremely proud, extremely tired....but most of all.... #extremelyepic!
Michael (now locally known in a friendly way as The Great Dane) sharing his thoughts......
And of course, local racer Tom Little having his say!
You've got to love this one........ this is what it is all about
Great feedback and insights from one of our female winners this season.
Even after a fall, big Tony still manages a smile!
These two guys had a great day!