The 13th edition of Sudety MTB Challenge is in the books now. Like every other, it had something special. The race started with a prologue raced in new formula (XCO loop). The first stage was designed to get the riders in smoothly a racing mood. The following day was the ride along the best trails in Stronie Śląskie area - red trail descend from Śnieznik or the blueberry single track. Third stage was surely creme de la creme of the Sudety MTB Challenge. The border single trail, running for 25km, is probably one of its kind in Europe! We will surely include this segment in the future editions of the race.
The third day was also unique, because it was the only one played in the beautiful sunny weather. The fourth stage, despite being the shortest one, wasn’t easy at all. Rain was literally pouring from the sky. The last stage was no different in this matter - we witnessed downpour like never before. Even the conditions were incredibly hard, the riders showed extremely strong will to get the finisher’s t-shirt - during the 5th stage we didn’t have any DNFs at all!
The individual win was taken by the Dane Erik Aagaard. Monika Wrona was the fastest woman this year. The teams category was dominated by the Russian side AEON - LOYALTY POINT RACING TEAM POWERED BY HOTEL ZAMEK RYN. CINGOLANI WOMAN TEAM was the only female team who took up a challenge of completing this year’s race. VELOPROFS.LV from Latvia was the fastest mixed team, CINGOLANI MASTERS TEAM (Italy) the best among Masters and Czech side CANNONDALE REDPOINT TEAM took the win in Masters 100 category.