For the past eight years, European-based MTB pros have flocked to sunny Cyprus for some spring tuning competitions before the World Cup series gets underway. the 2006 schedule for the so-called Sunshine Cup was announced on Thursday.
"Since the World Cup starts early next year," says Sunshine Cup race director Michael Hadjioannou, "we've managed to set all the events in the series between the 19th February on for 4 weeks until the 12th of March."
The 2006 Cyprus Sunshine Cup schedule:
February 19, Klavdia - Larnaka Sunshine Cup #1
February 26, location TBA, Sunshine Cup #2
March 3-5, Macheras Mountain, Sunshine Cup #3
March 12, Lythdrodontas, Sunshine Cup #4 Class 1 - XCP