Maxxis cup news
Maxxis Cups plus the Portugese race scene plus some Welsh race news for you.
First up we've got some Maxxis cup news.
Calendar for 2009:
15th March Gouveia (Portugal)
22nd March Vigo (Spain)
03rd May Guimaraes (Portugal)
28th June Port Ainé (Spain)
Talking of Portugal, Luis Nogueira sent me an ebeam with details of other races in Portugal.
This is what Luis told me:
This year we got 8 Portugal Cup races,UCI cat. C2 (for those oh so important UCI points!),as well as 2 Maxxis International races (UCI C1),including Gouveia,host of a World Cup race in 2010...organizer's word.
On with the dates:
Portugal Cup DH
#1 Feb-14/15-S.Bras de Alportel (sunny Algarve!)
#2 Feb-7/8 Esposende
#3 Mar-28/29 Ribeira de Pena
#4 Apr-4/5 Turcifal
#5 Apr-25/26 Fafe
#6 Jul-4/5 Arcos de Valdevez
#7 Aug-29/30 Oleiros
#8 Sep-26/27 Porto de Mós
For more infomation on these check out the MontyCircleMix webber here.
That´s only the big events,we got loads more regional races,not to mention a full Portugal Cup in urban downhill (6 races) and the invitation-only Red Bull Downtown Lisbon!
But wait,I've got to tell you about our own Avalanche (Oct 4),running since 2001,topping 900+ entries in 2006,last year 650 riders.
Next weekend,the SRAM Regional Cup starts in Lousã,the "cathedral" of DH and FR,in one of the country's best DH tracks,approved by the likes of The Athertons,CG,Nathan Rennie,Brian Lopes and many more,who have been here before...oh,today I was looking at the entry list and Kyle Strait is there!
If you fancy a bit of sunshine and a different race then get yourself a cheap flight and get on over.
If you don't know what Portugal looks like...then it looks like this...but with sunshine.
Welsh Race News
MIJ Downhill have arranged a 3 race series at Taff Buggy, there will be different versions of the course for each one and as we have just registered with British Cycling, they will carry points.
The dates are....
14Th / 15Th march taff buggy round 1
18Th / 19Th April taff buggy round 2
23rd / 24Th may taff buggy round 3
Checkout the MIJ website here. for more details.
Also WDMBA have some tentative dates up on their webber:
RHEOLA March 21,22
CWMCARN May 2,3
GETHIN June 13,14
MOUNTAIN ASH August 8,9
MYNDD DU Sept 19,20
Check the WMBDA website for full details.
If you don't know what Wales looks like...then it looks like this...but with rain.
Maxxis Cups downhill race series plus the Portugese downhill mountain bike race scene plus some Welsh race news