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!
Firma Rubena je s cyklistikou nerozlučně spojena. Nyní však výrazně vstoupila jako hlavní partner do závodu Světového poháru v cross country v Novém Městě. Co ji k tomu vedlo? Na to jsme zeptali Jiřího Šimánka, marketingového manažera Rubena a.s.
World Cup Round in Nove Mesto was two times in a row announced to be the best WC venue of the whole series. This year the organizers want to reach a successfull hattrick. "It is a great commitment and also a big motivation, we will do our best to achieve it," said the General Secretary of the Nove Mesto World Cup, Mr. Petr Vaněk. He also revealed, that his team has joint with the team of Mr. Jiří Hamza, the head organizer of this year's successfull Biathlon World Championship in February.
Those who are interested in Birell Bike Vysocina MTB marathon, which will be on 25 May part of the World Cup program, have until Tuesday, the 30th of April an advantageous chance to register. Entry fee is 100 CZK cheaper and in addition every registered will receive a free ticket for the whole World Cup program. More information you can find here: http://www.mtbworldcup.cz/section/marathon?lang=EN.
After this year's successful Biathlon World Championship, also the MTB World Championship should head to Nove Mesto quite soon. Czech Republic will compete for the organization of the championship in 2017 or 2018. Precursor of such top event are the World Cup races year after year. This year, it will take place in less than a month from 24 to 26 May.
Although the winter kept resisting way longer than is usual, season of mountain bike races has already started and now is fully underway. Second half of March began the season in fabulous performances Olympic champion Jaroslav Kulhavy on the famous South African Cape Epic. In pair together with the Swiss Christoph Sauser, they masterfully conquered the hardest mountain biking stage race in the world and also overcame a number of difficulties - defects, repairs, etc. Our partner - mountain biking server MTBS.cz - informed about the Cape Epic in detail.