Rostam Sirjani was born and raised in the village of Khar?naq. His father often took him to the mountains nearby to play, while he worked in his pomegranate orchard. Over the years young Rostam fell in love with these mountains. It wasn't strange that, aged thirtheen, he started to explore the region on his first bike. The boy enjoyed the few climbs suitable for climbing but even more going downhill.
Experts thinks the base for his strength lies in those years. Rostam himself ascribes his succes to his many visits to ChakChak, the important Zorastrian place of worship. "Seeing the holy water drip and the eternal flame flicker gives me peace and a sense of self worth. I can do more when in touch with these forces of nature", is what Sirjani says about it.
Years of sacrifices brought him to the first serious Iranian cycling team, Team Oasis, who saw a future in him where few othe... Read more