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ACE-The Sufferfest Lesotho MTB Team

March 16, 2015

ACE Lesotho MTB Team is a UCI MTB Team with a difference!

The purpose of the team is to identify cycling talent from the developing nations of Africa, particularly Lesotho and give those riders an opportunity to cycle on the world’s biggest MTB stages.

The team has a proven record of seeing young riders aspiring to big dreams, developing self-confidence and rising above the poverty and hopelessness that they were born into. Four of the 2014 team members have lost either one or both parents, which is not uncommon in a country with such a high HIV/AIDS rate.

Some of the team’s amazing highlights include:

  • First African team to register as UCI MTB Team
  • Team ranked in top half of UCI world rankings = 44th out of 109 teams
  • First black African woman to win a podium spot in UCI accredited race.

While competing at the highest level:

  • 2014 Commonwealth Games
  • 2014 Youth Olympic Games
  • 2014/ 2013 World MTB Championships
  • 2014/ 2012 UCI World Cup
  • 7 x 2014 National Championship Titles
  • Over 20 International level races in 2014

Pactimo is extremely proud to be the ACE-The Sufferfest Lesotho MTB Team custom clothing partner!

We encourage potential sponsors to consider the ACE-The Sufferfest Lesotho MTB Team. They are always looking for cash and product assistance so they can continue to compete at international levels while giving the  best exposure to their incredibly talented riders.

Learn more and meet the team at http://ace-lesotho-mtb-team.info

On Twitter as @lesothocycling
On Facebook as LesothoACEMTB

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Meet the Team

ACE-The Sufferfest Lesotho MTB Team

phetetso profilePhetetso Monese (1984) is a quiet leader and role-model for the younger team members.  He is the 2013 national champion in XC Marathon and 2014 national champion in XCO and is the highest ranked black African rider on the UCI rankings.  Learn more »
 
teboho profileTeboho Khantsi (1991) is an exciting road rider, who has taken to MTB in the last year.  He has great strength, speed and endurance and his technical skills are improving fast.  He is a development rider with World Cycling Centre Africa    Learn more »
 
likeleli profileLikeleli Masitise (1993) is an outstanding sportswoman who has only recently taken up cycling seriously.  She has won the MTB national championships for the past three years, and has won podium positions in races outside of the country.  Learn more »
 
lichaba profileLichaba West (1995) has been a consistent performer in the junior category, unbeaten in junior national championships and ranking well in international MTB competitions.  This year he is taking the big step up to under 23 category.  Much of his racing is in UK where he studies.
Learn more »
 
zecco profileTseko Shelile (1994) is an exciting young rider.  He was the youngest rider to compete the gruelling Lesotho Sky UCI S2 race in 2013 and has set his sights on a great season in 2014.
Learn more »
 
malefetsane profileMalefetsane Lesofe (1996) is the leading junior rider in Lesotho and is developing at an impressive rate.  He has raced at the World MTB Championships, African Championships and Youth Olympic Games and is ready to transfer his experience into results.Learn more »
 
patrick profileKatleho Manasi (1997) is an exciting first year junior rider.  He showed impressed performance during his youth category years and is aiming to demonstrate his ability in the juniors.  He is the 2014 National Champion at Junior XC Marathon.  Learn more »

 

ACE-The Sufferfest Lesotho MTB Team

ACE-The Sufferfest Lesotho MTB Team

Photos by BOOGS Photography, Andrew McFadden.



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