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Marathon World Cup in St. Wendel

By:
Jeff Jones, Bikeradar.com
Published:
June 06, 2005, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:57 BST
Edition:
Latest Cycling News for June 6, 2005

The German town of St. Wendel will host the seventh and penultimate round of the MTB Marathon World...

The German town of St. Wendel will host the seventh and penultimate round of the MTB Marathon World Cup on the weekend of September 30-October 1. The races will be staged in the Saar-Hunsrück nature park with St. Wendel's sports centre serving as the base. It's expected that riders from 20 countries will be at the start, racing distances of 110, 60, and 30 km. Top riders such as Sabine Spitz (Ger), Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger), Massimo de Bertolis (Ita), Birgit Jüngst (Ger), Dario Acquaroli (Ita), Mauro Bettin (Ita), Andrea Huser (Swi), Carsten Bresser (Ger), Karl Platt (Ger), Marc Hanisch (Ger), and Hannes Genze (Ger) are expected.

Program

Friday - September 30

16:00-20:00: Issue of starting accreditation
19:00: Pasta party and show

Saturday, October 1

07:00-08:00: Issue of starting accreditation
09:00: Start of 110, 60, 30 km races
11:30: Expected winner of 60 km race
13:00: Expected winner of 110 km race
16:00: Prize ceremony
18:00: Close

Course details

110 km, 2500m altitude difference
60 km, 1200m altitude difference
30 km, 700m altitude difference
Tracks: Forest, fields, approximately 15% asphalt.

MTB Marathon World Cup series

Round 1 - April 10: Cyprus (Cyp)
Round 2 - May 1: Riva Del Garda (Ita)
Round 3 - June 18: Mont Sainte Anne (Can)
Round 4 - July 10: Bad Goisern (Aut)
Round 5 - August 7: Oisans (Fra)
Round 6 - August 13: Falun (Swe)
Round 7 - October 1: St. Wendel (Ger)
Round 8 - October 14: Roc D'azur (Fra)

More information: www.sankt-wendel.de

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