- Category: Cyprus Sunshine Cup
- Published: Thursday, 17 February 2011 18:02
New record: 29 different nations are registered
Six days to go and Cyprus Sunshine Cup announces a new record with the number of 29 countries taking part. Another good news is the participation of world class rider Blaza Klemencic.
“This huge number of different countries is really impressive. Sometimes you have this not in overseas world cup races. This shows that Cyprus and our main supporter Cyprus Tourism Organization are on a good way to become a real important mountainbike destination”, chief of organizing agency Bikin’ Cyprus Mike Hadjioannou comments on the number of different countries he counts on the registration list.
Olympic champion Sabine Spitz and her new Central Haibike Pro Team are having confirmed for Amathous race. Rabobank-Giant has registered, Lene Byberg gave notice to take part as well as Alban Lakata.
Sabine Spitz has a special relationship with Cyprus. Germans mountainbike lady number one is a frequenter on Cyprus. She is taking the ticket to a training camp in the sun for several times a year. Since she has her own team she takes her team members with her for the spring training camp. U23 vice European champion Kathrin Stirnemann (Sui), Tereza Hurikova (Cze) and Elisabeth Brandau (Ger) are the new companions of Sabine Spitz. At Central Haibike Team presentation last Friday the talked about having the season kick off at Cyprus Sunshine Cup’s final destination Amathous.
Annika Langvad and Jan Skarnitzl have confirmed to defend their overall titles at Cyprus Sunshine Cup 2011. The Danish and the Czech will do the three part mountainbike series on the mediterranean island. The teams Milka Trek-Brentjens and Rabobank Giant also announced to be on Cyprus competing in the Sunshine Cup.
10 months ago, Annika Langvad showed a pretty good performance, taking the win in Vorokoklin and Afxentia stage race as well. Regarding her complete season Langvad took this shape throughout the year and in August she grabbed bronze medal at the marathon world championships.