Yann Gobert shares with us his video diary from the Atlas Mountain Race, which should need no introduction here!
Into the Rift is a deep-dive into what it takes to compete in and complete the Atlas Mountain Race:
“To simply finish the Atlas Mountain Race means navigating 1,200 kilometres of the most rugged and remote roads in Morocco. To win requires riding almost non-stop, night and day, for days on end. It is a combination of strength and sleep deprivation that only a few riders in the world can manage. Alone, unsupported and loaded down with supplies, each competitor must constantly battle mechanicals, heat exhaustion and saddle sores to get to the finish. There is no prize, no money, simply the satisfaction that comes from pushing oneself to the limit while exploring the forgotten corners of a beautiful country.”
Into the Rift is the story of the Atlas Mountain Race. Follow along as racers have to self-navigate for over 1,200 kilometres of the most rugged and remote roads in Morocco. The AMR will take them along long-forgotten gravel paths from Marrakech to the Atlantic coast where they will ascend a staggering 25,000 meters.
INTO THE RIFT debuts Wednesday, May 20 at 21:00 CET!
It has been a little more than 2 weeks since the start of The Atlas Mountain Race.
The proverbial dust has begun to settle and my friend Stefan Haehnel’s 35mm exposures have been developed.
Today at the Radavist we’re featuring a very unique bike, from Bellé Cycles and the Service Course, for the Atlas Mountain Race. With the recent debate about patina and faux finish on custom bicycle frames, I think you all will enjoy this one!
“A one-of-a-kind beast, hungry for scratches and scars.” – Enrico “Kico” Bellé