2012 European MTB Masters Championships, Kranjska Gora / Slovenia

Race schedule: DH / party / DH / party / XC

Kranjska Gora, SLOVENIA – Registrations for the European MTB Masters Championships are in full swing as the event is approaching and there is less than one month for final preparations for both riders and organizers. Today we will reveal the course details and full schedule.Both cross-country and downhill courses will stay more or less as they were in the previous years, with some smaller improvements and upgrades. Downhill start is 200 meters above finish area in Kranjska Gora and the riders will have to cruise and pedal through 1720 meters of technical stuff, berms and trail on open ski slopes. There is quite a lot of technical sections on the XC course as well. The course is routed through the bottom part of the bike park and the rest are custom built sections, mostly on open fields. One lap is 2,45 km long and has 150 meters of elevation gain; the number of laps for individual category will be determined on race weekend.Race schedule

Racing will start on Friday, June 22nd, with DH seeding run and official opening ceremony. But at least downhill riders will have to go to bed early, on Saturday they will already have their finals and European Masters titles will be presented in seven age groups. In the evening however, they can enjoy themselves as much as they want at the official championships party in Kranjska Gora. Sunday is race day for all XC riders – first race will start at 10 a.m. followed by second at 1 p.m.

Organizers from Kranjska Gora expect about 200 riders from all parts of Europe, among them defending champions and some ex elite riders.

Official website: http://www.mtbkranjskagora.si/

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