Sunday 17 will run inJablonné v Podještedí (Czech Republic) the European Championships MTB Marathon. Last year he won Alexey Medvedev, the Russian rider of Elettroveneta Corratec, which this year will have to defend themselves with teeth as in previous races seems to be in top shape.
The route has 100km (2.878m) while women have a slightly shorter route (95 km - 2,646 meters in altitude). The Elite men will start at 8.30 while the female categories quarter of an hour later.
After the Alpen Trophy seems to be favored, given also the location of the race, the Czech rider Kristian Hynek although the former world champion Alban Lakata seems to be in great shape, followed by various Soren Nissen, Periklis Ilias, Thomas Dietsch, the Swiss Urs Huber, Thomas Stoll and Konny Looser, the Germans Karl Platt and Tim Bohme.
The great favorite in the women should be the British Sally Bigham which until now has always swept the marathon races in which he participated. Given the lack of Esther Suss (called for the Olympics and concentrated to XC Racing) seems to be the main attacking Pia Sundsted mountain bike races.
Prepared by WorldXCmtb