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Spain kicks off the MTB World Championship with the Team Relay test

Spain kicks off the MTB World Championship with the Team Relay test

The Val di Sole Mountain Biking World Championship will take place from August 25 to 29. In it, tests of different disciplines will be disputed such as Cross Country, Downhill, Four-Cross, E-MTB, Short Track and Team Relay.

The latter opens the MTB World Championship, and the Spanish team has already announced its participants for this first relay event. Under the direction of the national coach, Mikel Zabala, David Campos (U23), Aniol Morell (junior), Lucia Gomez (U23), Sara mendez (junior), Nuria Bosch (U23) and the brand new Olympic medalist David valero, they will contest each round in this same order.

The test will start at 12:30 p.m., and each runner will complete a lap of the 4-kilometer circuit of the Bike Park of Val di Sole, in which they will accumulate about 190 meters of positive slope per turn.

The Spanish National Team will try to improve the tenth place achieved in 2020, with Carlos Coloma at the top, and will fight to once again rub shoulders with the best national teams and regain the good feelings after the dispute of the European Novi Sad, where they also finished in tenth position after suffering various mechanical problems.

Van der Poel will not be present

Dutch Mathieu Van der Poel will not finally attend the World Championship, as he still has severe back pain caused by the hard fall he suffered at the Tokyo Olympics.

“Mathieu has been dealing with back pain in recent weeks. Although the situation is improving, the Mountain Bike World Championships in Val di Sole come too early for him“, they affirmed from the Alpecin Fenix, Dutch team.

Now all eyes are on Mathias Flückiger and Nino Schurter as main favorites to victory.

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