Buchmann’s Everesting record ruled invalid due to rule breaks

Emanuel Buchmann celebrates with his directeur sportif
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Tour de France contender Emanuel Buchmann saw his Everesting attempt ruled out due to technical rule breaks after the German and his Bora-Hansgrohe team had initially declared that they had set a new record.

Bora and Buchmann had declared that they had set a new record for ascending 8,848m – the height of Mount Everest. Buchmann finished the challenge in just over seven hours and 28 minutes, 14 minutes faster than US mountain bike champion Keegan Swenson. However, Andy van Bergen, from Hells 500 – who oversees the challenge and all the subsequent record attempts, confirmed to Cyclingnews via email that Buchmann’s effort would not stand and that Swenson still held the record.


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