SriLankan Airlines helped host to the seventh season finale of the BikingMan Ultracycling World Championship, which recently culminated in an exhilarating race through Sri Lanka’s scenic landscapes and showcased the island’s allure for adventure sports and tourism.

The world’s first ultracycling championship, BikingMan offers athletes the ultimate endurance challenge on legendary international courses with extraordinary topographical and climatic conditions.

As the Official Airline Partner of the event, SriLankan Airlines supported the participants and organizers for a seamless journey, with over 50 international participants raced towards the finish line, conquering 200 kilometers each day over a span of five days, all while being completely self-reliant.

“It has been an incredible life lesson: the hospitality of the Sri Lankans, the lush landscapes, the immersion experience, I am not ready to forget this exploration,” raved participant, Alain Broglia from France.

“For me, it’s the hardest BikingMan I’ve done. A lot of unknown elements (the food, the heat, the route), which made it difficult as well as an unforgettable gravel experience,” said Franck Vergely from France.

“It was amazing! And the sunrises and sunsets were absolutely magnificent,” added Ceri and James Bickenel from the UK

The event was won by Guillaume De Spoelberch (pictured alongside first runner up Laurianne Placais)