IT IS ON! THE SHORTEST WORLD CUP IN THE HISTORY HAS STARTED
It is rolling now! Mountain Bike World Cup event in Nové Město na Moravě has started. Nearly 600 riders from 38 countries, including 24 Czech bikers, are presented to participate in races that will start in the next days. Two World Cup races will be held in the Vysočina Aréna in the following six days, and the first one has just started.
The Gold in women’s Short Track went by a close shave to the multi-talented Briton - Evie Richards, the silver went to the French world champion Pauline Ferrand Prevot, and the bronze to Loanaou Lecomte of France.
Jitka Čábelická, the only Czech in the pack was held up by a contender’s crash. Despite that inconvenience, she managed to finish 13th, which enabled her to start from the second row in the race on Thursday.
Men’s short track had a surprising winner: the Mexican Jose Gerardo Ulloa Arevalo, who managed to defend his lead despite massive efforts of bikers with famous names, and stepped up the podium accompanied by two French riders: Viktor Koretzky and Maxime Marotte.
Ondřej Cink, too, was set back by a fellow contender’s crash, and lost touch with the leading racers. He fell behind the Mexican winner by six seconds only, which resulted in him ranking on 20th place.