From one side, the biker from Slovenia Blaza Klemencic will have to compete against the strongest Women MTB athletes searching for an important result.
A couple of hours later than the start of the Women competition, the most waited competition devoted to the Open Men category is scheduled. The Italian Yader Zoli, one of the selected athlete for the Olympic Games of Beijing 2008, will be at the starting line.
Besides him, the many times winner of this first part of the season, the Spanish Elite Ivan Alvarez Gutierrez, and the bikers Andrea Tiberi, Diego Rosa, Alex Lupato – who will take part to a World Cup event for the first time.
Main goal : performing at the best in order to get a position on the podium of a Cross Country World Cup, that is the last result, the Giant Italia Team has to get in its sportive career. The Team will be managed as usual by the Technical Manager Gianfranco Bechis and it will be also coordinated on the track by the Project Manager Andrea Canella.
“It is the most important event of this season” he has said by phone before leaving “we will be present in Houffalize since Thursday in order to test at the best the track, some athlete don’t know at all. All the worldwide athletes will be present at this event and we have to get an important result for the individual ranking and the Team one’s. For the youngest, the main goal is very different. In fact they have to perform at the best in order to know the track and their opponents”.
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