RIDERS AND TEAMS SPONSORED BY MITAS IN GREAT SHAPE
Our traditional partner Mitas supports a wide range of various sports venues around the world as well as some racing teams. How do they evaluate the introductory part of the season? Read the article below...
Mitas sponsored teams and riders started the season with excellent results
Start of the season 2018 has been very promising for Mitas sponsored teams and riders who achieved excellent results both in local and international races. We bring you the selected highlights below.
In January, Costa Blanca Bike Race was dominated by Jan Skarnitzl (MITAS Trek Team) with Sergio Mantecon who defended their 2017 title. Women category was won by Rebecca McConnell and Raiza Goulao Henrique from team Primaflor Mondraker powered by Mitas tyres.
March began with the first round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup 2018 in Stellenbosch (South Africa) where Maja Wloszczowska from Kross Racing Team finished 5th followed by her teammate and current reigning World Champion Jolanda Neff who recovered amazingly fast from broken collarbone and elbow suffer in cyclocross race earlier this year. Thus, Kross racing team retains the lead in women team classification of the UCI Mountain Bike.
Just one week after Stellenbosch race, the world’s most famous MTB stage race ABSA Cape Epic started in Cape Town (South Africa), Mitas bike tyres having been the Official Tyre Supplier. After 8 days of tough racing, Mitas rider Ondrej Fojtik together with former marathon World Champion Massimo Debertolis won the Master category. Also, the Brazilian Raiza Goulao Henrigue finished in TOP 5 in Women with her partner while they managed to win the last stage.
Later in April, Raiza reached her carrier pinnacle and became the Pan-American Champion!
The last major event in April took riders on beautiful islands of Croatia for the Mitas 4 Islands race. Despite of the wet and cold weather of the first days, Mitas riders dominated the classification in every stage. Overall winners were Filip Adel and Michal Kanera (Team Mitas) followed by Fabian Giger and Bartlomiej Wawak (Kross Racing Team). In women field, Mitas riders Vendula Kuntova and Lenka Fridrichova from the Czech Ghost Team finished second in GC.
Mitas offers the premier tyre solution for city E-bikes
Mitas, part of the Trelleborg Group, is one of Europe’s leading producers of tyres for agricultural machines, construction vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and other specialty segments. Mitas produces an extensive range of bicycle tyres and tubes, rebranded from Rubena, spanning from MTB, Downhill/Enduro, Freeride and Cross to BMX, City/Trek, e-Bike, Road or Kids tyres. Mitas has manufacturing facilities in Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovenia and the U.S. as well as a global sales and distribution network.