Ještě více než obvykle bude Ján Svorada společně s tisícovkami příznivců fandit českým cyklistkám a cyklistům na závodech Světového poháru v MTB v Novém Městě na Moravě. Vsadil se totiž s Petrem Koublem, manažerem značky Birell, která je partnerem akce, o to, kolik závodníků z ČR skončí do 10. místa. Pokud jich bude méně než 6, vyrazí Ján Svorada točit Birell do vybrané hospůdky u cyklostezky. V opačném případě čeká Petra Koubleho práce na přípravě trati pro další závod Světového poháru v příštím roce.
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.
Win the WC tickets and other prizes from Park Tool, the official partner of Birell Bike Vysočina marathon. The contest is organized by media partner of the WC - cycling server MTBS.cz. Check out the contest under this link: http://mtbs.cz/clanek/soutez-vyhrajte-ceny-park-tool-a-vstupenky-na-sp/kategorie/ostatni!
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.