May 4,2018--China’s highest altitude cycling race around a lake, the Sixth Basum Co International Mountain Trail Cycling Race, kicked off in the Basum Co National Forest Park, a national grade 5A scenic area on May 1. The race is a total of 99 kilometers, and 138 domestic and foreign contestants competed in the two-day race.
The Basum Co Lake, also known as Tsogao Lake, means “green water” in Tibetan. The lake is more than 3,700 meters above sea level and covers an area of more than 6,000 mu (1 mu = 1/15th of a hectare). It is located in Jomdo County, Nyingchi, Tibet Autonomous Region, and it is the only grade 5A natural landscape in Tibet.
The race is made up of two-day competition, with each day timing separately. The ranking is based on the total timing.