The toughest competition of the year awaits MTB riders in Ignalina

Photo: Kavivile Kavaliauskaitė

On Sunday, August 14, Ignalina will be flooded with cyclists. In this city, the second stage of the MTB bike marathon cup will be held, with nearly a thousand sports enthusiasts competing.

Karolina Mickevičiūtė-Juodišienė and Colibri Cycling leader Eimantas Gudiškis won the first round in Anykščiai in June. Last weekend, the next winner became Lithuania’s MTB marathon champion, overtaking its nearest rival. He finished in 6.36 seconds in the 72-kilometer event.

“I made a mistake and all the matches did not go according to the program I wanted and favorable. After the first thigh, I felt unwell, tired and exhausted. I rode far from the front, I had to stop several times because the front rider made a mistake that forced me to get off the bike – E. Gudiškis said. When I arrived at an unequal place, I tried to attack because my technique adapted accordingly. I was able to finish the job and then I realized I had to keep working as a driver to the end and try to keep Stable speed.

The athlete is rehabilitating as a way for last year when the national championships were held during During the MTB bicycle marathon cup in Ignalina. Then ours is only 6.5 seconds. Descended to the Estonian Peeters Pruus. E. Gudiškis returns to Ignalina with the goal of winning or helping a teammate to win.

“If you are racing the goal is always the maximum – either my victory or the victory of the team members. We will try to repeat the success. Last year I finished second, so this year I want to perform better. This a bit and repeats the scenario of Anykščiai “E. Gudiškis, the biggest challenge in the Anykščiai stage is his teammate Justinas Biekša.

The stage of the MTB Cycling Marathon Cup differs from the others in that it is the most physically demanding because of the long distance cyclists in the race. Participants can compete by competing from one to three distances. One lap is 26 km, the sum of the climb is 320 meters.

“Ignalina course stands out for having the most and longest shifts of the MTB Marathon Cup stage. It is not easy here, I do not expect easy competition. “One of the most interesting songs, it’s always fun to compete with yourself,” said E. Gudiškis. Held this year in three Lithuanian cities: the decision-making stage will be held in Vilnius on September 11.

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