WORLD CUP IN NMNM 2018 – PROGRAM FULL OF NOVELTIES
With the end of this year we’ve been finally able to gather all the important information on the official as well as the side-events program of the 2018 WC edition. Here’s a short summary.
The event in Nové Město na Moravě (CZE) will take place in May, 25. – 27. And apart from the usual program with the Cross-country (XCO) racing on Saturday (Women and Men U23) and Sunday (Women and Men Elite), there are several novelties to mention!
SHORT TRACK – FRIDAY EARLY EVENING
A big news in the official World Cup program is the new discipline called SHORT TRACK. In 2018 it will be finally a fully-fledged discipline, so you can look forward to some truly dynamic racing of the elite riders. The race is dedicated to top 40 riders from the World Cup standings and there will be a solid portion of WC points divided between the winners. The fastest 16 finishers will also be granted with a priority starting position in Sunday’s XCO Cross-country Olympic. This all will lead to the participation of all top riders in the race and we can look forward to some super-dynamic racing with sharp elbows in the game.
And there are some notable news around the side-events as well!
VYSOČINA MTB MARATHON
After a one year break we have again introduced the VYSOČINA MTB MARATHON into the program. There is no better term for the start shot than Saturday morning (9:00). The race will lead the amateur riders through the scenic locations of the Vysočina Region with a length of approx. 50 KM.
MTB NIGHT RACE
Shortly after the SHORT TRACK race on Friday evening we will start the popular MTB NIGHT RACE. As usually it will lead along the illuminated biathlon tracks around Vysočina Arena. For this year we are also tempted to extend the race track through some bushes around to introduce a necessity of using a head-lamp. We will soon reveal more information.
And we can’t forget about the brand new side-event. In reaction to the SHORT TRACK we are revealing the new PUBLIC race with a working title MAD TRACK. It will include the “Le Mans” type of start and there will be several CRAZY OBSTACLES around the racing loop. Snow ford, CX labyrinth, Mitas Tyre-Choice, mandatory refreshment station to reveal a few! This race will be all about fun for both the competitors and spectators. Apart from the fastest in the finish we will also award prizes to the best costumes, the most stylish jumps over the prepared drop and many more features to enjoy. The prize giving ceremony will fluently transform into an MTB PARTY with great music and fair drinks.
And there will be much more! Stay tuned to our website and facebook profile for the latest news!
Official WC program (exact times to be announced soon): http://mtbnmnm.com/wc-program
Side Events: http://mtbnmnm.com/side-events
Tickets for Sunday: http://mtbnmnm.com/tickets (Friday and Saturday = FREE ENTRANCE)