(google translate)This weekend program in the European Championships of Mountain Bike that will take place in Switzerland, specifically in Bern. The route is 4.5km. For sure the track will be very technical with roots/stones, but wait any rumors about the test track. This year in European Championship will take almost all the top riders at the start with the exception of Jaroslav Kulhavy (Specialized), it seems they want to prepare for the World Championship Marathon which will take place on June 29 (Austria).
The favorite number 1 in the Elite men's race is definitely Schurter Nino (Scott Swisspower), which ran in the house will also cheer on his side. Its direct rival seems to be Absalon Julien(BMC) who will try in every way to detach the Swiss saw that sprint is really hard to beat. Then immediately behind many outsiders who can have their say as Marco Fontana, Fabian Giger, Lukas Fluckiger and Jose Hermida. Defending champion Milatz Moritz (BMC) does not appear in top form but never say never.
In the women race (Elite) favorite is Zakelj Tanja (Unior Tools), winner of the last two Cup races, but do not forget the Polish Wloszczowska Maja (Team Giant), the victim of a bad day in Val di Sole, but ready for a ransom. Then there are many athletes who can have their say as Eva Lechner, Esther Suss, Katrin Leumann, Annie Last and expert rider Gunn Rita Dahle.
PROGRAM (GMT+1, SWITZERLAND):
Thursday, June 20th 2013:
EC Team Relay 19.00 – 20.00 h
Friday, June 21st 2013:
EC Qualification Eliminiator 16.30 – 18.30 h
EC Eliminator Final 19.00 – 20.30 h
Saturday, June 22nd 2013:
EC Cross Country Juniors Women 09.00 – 10.30 h
EC Cross Country Juniors Men 11.00 – 12.30 h
EC Cross Country U23 Women 14.30 – 16.30 h
Sunday, June 23rd 2013:
EC Cross Country U23 Men 08.30 – 10.30 h
EC Cross Country Elite Women 11.00 – 13.00 h
EC Cross Country Elite Men 14.00 – 16.00 h
Photo Michele Mondini
(google translate)After Anton Cooper faces another New Zealander on the international mountain bike, namely Samuel Gaze, who wins with 45 "lead on Italian Giorele Bertolini (Controltech Snows). Third place went to Czech Jan Vastl.
The race was a battle between Gaze and Bertolini, with the latter only in the 2 final laps had to let go of the opponent which in the uphill sections appeared more "brilliant".
1. Samuel Gaze (Nzl) 1h12'36";
2. Gioele Bertolini (Ita) - Controltech Nevi a 0'45";
3. Jan Vastl (Cze) a 1'25";
4. Louis Bendixen (Den) a 1'40";
5. Piotr Konwa (Pol) a 1'58";
6. Olekssiy Zavolokin (Ukr) a 2'29";
7. Neilo Perrin Ganier (Fra) a 2'33";
8. Peter Disera (Can) a 2'35";
9. Romain Boutet (Fra) a 3'02";
10. Sebastian Carstensen Fini (Den) a 3'12"