Racing through Bolivian streets in traditional skirts

STORY: The Indigenous women known as Cholitas, traditionally from rural Aymara and Quechua communities, did not wear helmets, shoes or professional lycra kits. Instead, they wore their traditional skirts called Polleras.

For racer Rosa Poma Limachi who arrived in fourth place, wearing her Pollera was a way to honor her mother, who passed away two years ago.

The race was part of the celebrations to mark the 38th anniversary of the foundation of El Alto.