Distance: 872km (120, 126, 148, 175, 170, 47TT, 86)
Elevation: 13,748m (2900, 2240, 2000, 2540, 1730, 850, 1488)
Categories: Elite (Khan), Sportsman (18-32), Masters1 (33-42), Masters2 (43-49), Senior (50+), Female, Tandem, Team of 3
Organisation - 6/10
Organizing a stage race of this size in Mongolia is not an easy task and Willy Mulonia has achieved wonders in difficult circumstances. The route for the MBC is extremely well-planned and thoroughly researched and an excellent team was assembled for the 2014 edition. Several riders did take wrong turns but all riders had access to downloadable GPS maps before the event. On the whole, the food was excellent, but on a couple of days the servings were paltry. There was no little or no phone and internet access (this is Mongolia after all), but there was no reason why results were not displayed and were only published on the last two stages. Facilities are basic and be prepared for hole-in-the-ground toilets and freezing cold showers.
Accessibility - 6
Cost - 6
Country: Extremely cheap. The currency is the Togrog although American Dollars are accepted.
Climate - 7
Difficulty - 9
Riders - 9
Level: The race site states that this race is for professional and high level amateurs although there were a small number who were riding purely to survive.