At 2:00 PM sharp the first rider set off to the course of the prologue of the Sudety MTB Challenge 2018. Almost scorching did not make the task any easier, but the sunny weather did make it up for the labors of the day. Obviously it was not that hard, as the riders had to cover only 21.2 km, but it was a good warm-up and a preview of what they should be ready for in the following days: gravel roads, single tracks, technical descents on the slopes, handlebar-wide forest roads, and steep uphill sections on the meads. Sudety MTB Challenge in a nutshell.
The fastest rider among the CLASSIC SOLO participants was Erik Aagaard (Team Rask Cykler) who needed 58 min 27 sec to cover the distance of the prologue. Sonya Looney (FREAKSHOW SCOTT) was the fastest among women (time: 1h 12 min 57 sec). In the TEAMS competition first place for Igor Gordienko and Andrey Dianov from AEON SCOTT - LOYALTY POINT, while the fastest two women of the day were: Daniela Stefanelli and Nadia Pasqualini of CINGOLANI WOMAN TEAM . First spot in the TEAM MIX category for CORTO TEAM (Seda Grenavsteva and Ivan Grenavtsev ).
MEGA distance for Jeffry Goethals (Beachbikers) and Lenka Fridrichova (Ghost Team) in SOLO competition. In teams first spot for Jandn Team (Joshua and Nina Moore) in the MIX. Team Man category won by Sławomir Gerek and Łukasz Witkowski (Xbox Bike Team).
Tomorrow the first “real” stage of Sudety MTB Challenge – tour de Stronie Śląskie. Weather forecasts are really promising so we should have a solid piece of MTB racing!