|Discipline Mountain bike|
|Name Phetetso Monese|
|Born September 22, 1984 (age 31)
Maputsoe, Lesotho (1984-09-22) |
Rider type Cross-country, marathon
Phetetso Monese (born September 22, 1984 in Maputsoe, Lesotho) is a cross-country mountain biker who placed 21st at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He currently races on the Ace - The Sufferfest - Lesotho MTB Team and is the highest ranked black African rider on the UCI rankings. Phetetso Monese is also part of the first Basotho team to feature as part of the podium of the UCI Lesotho Sky stage race coming 2nd overall and winning day 4 of the event. Monese has qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics, becoming the first Olympic cyclist from Lesotho.