David Kumar
David Kumar

Steadfast Athlete David Kumar began his journey as a cyclist riding every weekend along with his best friend exploring new places on their bicycles. Participating in his first-ever MTB event at Shimla in the year 2016, he scored 11th position without any professional training or equipment. After that event there was no looking back for David then went on from becoming the best with each of his races. 

Achievements:  
• Overall winner at the MTB Shimla (2017/18/19) – Indian premier mountain biking tournament
• Best Indian rider at the prestigious Hero MTB Himalaya (2017/18), 10th overall among international participants from Europe and Asia and 2nd position in Team of Two in 2018
• Aravalli Trailhunters year-end finale (2017) runner-up
• MTB Arunachal (2017) runner-up in the team of two category and 1st position in 2018
• Overall Winner in the Hell Race Dharamshala 2018 
• 2nd runner up MTB Nainital, 2018 
• Darling Brew Extreme, 2018 
• South Africa 5th in under 25 category
• Winner - ROS Finale Chandigarh, 2019
• Winner - MTB Garsha, 2019
 
David Kumar’s Key Mountain Biking Challenges Undertaken:    
• In 2016, he became the first man to reach the sacred Somang Buddhist monastery, Tashigang Kinnaur at an icy altitude of 3,600 meters
  • A year later in 2017, in yet another daring feat, David became the first man to scale Kinner Kailash at an altitude of 5,242 meters on a mountain bike 
• In 2019, he went on his own for a backpacking trip through the remote high altitude valleys Spiti and Kinnaur 
• In the same year he accomplished the Manali-Leh Highway (470 km, 11000 km, average altitude 4000 m above sea level) in 28.5 hours self-supported 
 
  David Kumar’s Major Future Plans For 2020/21: 
• Participating in International races all over the world, such as - Tour of the Dragon in Bhutan, 1-day event 270 km - Bike Transalp, Absa Cape Epic, Yak Attack and other stage races - 12, 24 hours and long-distance self-supported races - 1-day marathon races - World Championships MTB Marathon 
• Adventure and record trips on a bike - Self-supported adventure tours in India and all over the world - World Record attempt Manali to Kardung La (World's Highest Motorable Road, 500 km) 
• XCO National Championships in India 

 

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Favourite Product: Energy Drink For Cycling

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