European Marathon Championships hosted in Albstadt

The Gonso Albstadt Mountain Bike Classic will serve as this year's European Marathon Championship on...

The Gonso Albstadt Mountain Bike Classic will serve as this year's European Marathon Championship on June 14-15. A 95km course with 2,500m of climbing and lots of corners awaits participants, who will contest two laps of both the north and south loop portions of the course - thereby passing through the start / finish area several times. Races in the Albstadt, Germany, location historically draw large, vocal crowds.

"When I first time raced in Albstadt, I was really distracted caused by a really noisy crowd and I got goose bumps on my skin," said German rider Heike Hundertmark at the event presentation.

The day prior to the marathon, a sprint-distance race will be held for amateur racers and kids. The format will be similar to cross country ski races, with quarter, semi-finals and finals.

For more information, visit www.albstadt-mtb-classic.de.

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