The three-stage, Polish Beskidy MTB Trophy will feature plenty of singletrack, climbing, fast and technical downhills from June 7-10. The race will take participants through Polish, Czech, and Slovakian mountains. To reduce logistical complications, all three stages will feature their start and finish in one place: a small ski resort Istebna.
The race is composed of three classic mountain bike marathons, one each in different part of Beskidy Mountains. It starts with a prologue - a short uphill time trial on the day before first stage's start. 220 km and 8,700m of climbing later, a winner will emerge.
The race climbs mountains such as Trzy Kopce, Skrzyczne, Salmopol, Wielka Racza, Javorovy and Magura for a total seven peaks over 1,000m.
Beskidy MTB Trophy 2007 route
Prologue - 07.06.2007: Istebna (Time Trial) 4,8km, 320m ascent
Stage 1 - 08.06.2007: Istebna - Skrzyczne (POL) - Istebna 65km, 2400m ascent
Stage 2.1 - 09.06.2007: Istebna - Velký Stoek - Jablunkov (CZE)
Stage 2.2 - 09.06.2007: Bocanovice - Javorový (CZE) - Istebna 80km, 3000m ascent (2.1+2.2)
Stage 3 - 10.06.2007: Istebna - Wielka Racza (SVK) - Istebna 70km, 3000m ascent
For more information, visit www.MTBtrophy.com.