Don Maximiliano goes viral for being in second place in Mexico's toughest race, on a 'baker' bike
The Sky Challenge Bike is one of the most difficult mountain biking races in Mexico, having an ascending height of 2100 meters that has to be covered in 30 kilometers
The mountain bike race, Sky Challenge Bike, which takes place in Ciudad Serdán, Puebla, has earned the reputation as one of the most difficult in Mexico , having to pedal more than 30 kilometers with a positive ancestry of little more than 2100 meters.
Many of the competitors are professional cyclists or use very light bicycles to support the inclined road that starts in the socket of Chalchicomula de Sesma and ends at the Great Millimeter Telescope (GTM), Alfonso Serrano, of the National Institute of Optimum, Astrophysics and Electronics (INAOE).
On March 18, the 2018 edition was held and a unique cyclist named Maximiliano Contreras Alcántara, native of the event's headquarters, won the second place in the Masters 40 category despite all the predictions.
This is because before the race, many of the competitors saw him dressed in sports clothes, as if he were going out to run to the park , only with his helmet well adjusted. In addition to holding a steel bicycle, which has several decades of its manufacture , and which does not have the features offered by the current ones, such as those used by many of its rivals, made of aluminum or coal, which significantly reduces the weight of machine.
However, Don Maximiliano focused on his career and as soon as they gave the starting signal, he started pedaling at a height of 2 thousand 500 meters above sea level and did not stop until he saw the goal announcement, more than 30 kilometers later. , and at a height of 4 thousand 600 meters, where are the doors of the Telescope. That was when he accepted a drink to cool off.