Thursday brought two things in Nové Město na Moravě: 1/ It stopped raining, and 2/ the first official trainings were held.
From noon to early evening, the track buzzed with riders, who were looking for the ideal way to choose, getting to know the new pump track and showcasing their jumping tricks to photographers. All of them: juniors and the brightest stars of today's mountain biking. All of these could be met on the track. The young would copy what the older and more exerienced riders did, their speed and agility.
The two greatest stars of the men's peloton, Nino Schurter of Switzerland, who had claimed six victories in Nové Město, and the current Ace of world cycling, Mathieu van der Poel, were among them. Mathieu has not achieved a big victory in MTB, and would like to win in Nové Město for he likes the local track.
The Czech hope, Ondřej Cink, shared self-confident words, too: "My performances are great, once in a lifetimese, that is how I feel it, and I hope to make IT seen here," the 12th man of the world ranking said.
So see you in the Vysočina Aréna tomorrow ať 6 PM!