Spanish road cyclist Alberto Contador ended his successful professional career in 2017, but the 37-year-old ex-size still manages to climb on the back of his bike.
Among other things, the Cyclingnews website reported on Friday that Contador has set a new record in the very tough Everesting climb challenge.
In road cycling, Everesting means contracting the ascent to the height of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Contador cleared an ascent of 8,848 meters in time of 7 hours, 27 minutes and 20 seconds, which was two minutes and 37 seconds below Lachlan Morton’s record time in June.
Contador rushed up and down the steepest part of the Navapelegrin ascent north of Madrid, and eventually the ascent on the gauge was as much as Everest.
- Everesting madness treated. Thanks for your posts that made me do this, Contador told his fans on his Instagram account.
- More than seven hours and 8,848 meters of ascent. A very challenging challenge, but a very nice experience.