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We recently caught up with Alan Banks of the UK who will be racing the 2014 GENCO MBC for some Question and Answer. GENCO MBC: Have you ever been to Mongolia? What draws you to Mongolia the GENCO MBC?Alan: I’ve never been to Mongolia but apparently do have a little Mongolian in me! Let me explain, my wife bought me a DNA test to ascertain my ancestry as a birthday present and it turned out that I’m amongst a 2% group of Europeans that belong to a race of people known as the Tocharian. The Tocharians hail from China/Mongolia, all be it 9000 years ago, so I thought I’d take to opportunity to meet my relations!! GENCO MBC: How did you hear about the GENCO MBC?Alan: I completed the Cape Epic in March of this year – completed rather than raced coming a proud 411th – and wanted to find an event that would push me to the same extremes both emotionally and physically. The GENCO Mongolian Bike Ch...