Rekordní vysílací čas vyhradila Česká televize na kanálu ČT Sport Světovému poháru horských kol v Novém Městě na Moravě. Diváci mohou v přímých přenosech sledovat páteční finále ve sprintu a v neděli závody žen i mužů.
Nové Město na Moravě a jeho Vysočina Aréna pomalu ožívá. V areálu jsou první týmy, na trati se prohání první bikeři. "Letos jsme dva dny v předstihu!" hlásí organizátoři. "Téměř všechno je hotové, čekáme jen na časomíru a můžeme začít," tvrdí šéf výkonného týmu Jan Skřička.
Ján Svorada will during the MTB World Cup in Nove Mesto together with thousands of fans along the track cheer up home athletes, even more than usually. He placed a bet with Petr Kouble, the manager of Birell (Czech non-alcoholic beer), that at least 6 home cyclists will finish the race in top ten. If there will be less than 6, Ján Svorada will be on draft in chosen pub to serve Birell to all coming visitors. In case of opposite result, Petr Kouble will next year become a member of the track construction crew. Fair enough?
695 athletes from 43 countries are registered for the second World Cup Round in Nove Mesto na Morave. The Czech Republic as an organizing country doesn't have the highest competitors attendance; with 59 bikers is second behind Switzerland with 89 cyclists. Germany is third with amount of 55 cyclists on the start line. Macedonia, Georgia, South Korea and Venezuela are the countries which will perform with one and only athlete.
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Today afternoon starts the UCI MTB World Cup in Albstadt, Germany with a sprint race of the Elite category (XCE - Cross-Country Eliminator). You can watch it live on website of the WC promoter Red Bull under this link: http://www.redbull.com/en/bike/events/1331578044438/uci-mtb-world-cup-round-1-germany. In one week you can enjoy the same circus and also the Czech athletes on their home ground - in Nove Mesto! Vivid videotreat for this year's UCI World Cup here:
MTB World Cup, which takes place between 24.-26. 5. in Nove Mesto na Morave, will also offer an event for general public - Birell Bike Vysocina marathon. Four cyclists will have a chance to enjoy a significant support - they will stand on the start line with support of professional MTB team. This unique experience is prepared in the fan-contest on the website www.jezdimenakole.cz.
Top ten in the World Cup - that is the goal for Czech Tereza Hurikova after a great winter training period. Twenty-six years old athlete had a bad season last year, but in the end she managed to achieve a good result by finishing 7th at the World Champs in Saalfelden. But in the overall standing of the World Cup she finished 30th anyway. During her preparation she decided for a few changes - didn't go for a training camp to Cyprus and aslo chaned her training habits a bit. Starting this year she also became a new collegue of the Olympic champion Jaroslav Kulhavy in Specialized Racing.
Cross country Eliminator, the young MTB discipline also known as "sprint" will have a big day in Nove Mesto, while will be decided about its destiny. An Olympic destiny. Yes, the Eliminator is close to become the next Olympic discipline. That is why Mrs. Hannah Burns from the Olympic Committee is heading to Vysočina Arena, to see with her own eyes and feel on her own skin the discipline, which is definitely about to develop even more in the future.
It was supposed to be a technical and rocky downhill section with smaller drops along the way named Rubena Crossover. With the enthusiasm of builders headed by Course Director Lukáš Vlach and freeride legend and Rubena factory rider Richard Gaspi Gasperotti, something better and bigger has grown! Introducing Rubena Choice!