MITAS NEWS IN 2018
Our traditional partner MITAS has prepared some significant news for season 2018. Read about them on the page below and shorten your waiting for new season of the UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE World Cup, which start as soon as next Saturday March 10 in South African Stellenbosch.
Mitas extending UCI international teams support
Mitas has closed an exciting two year partnership with ambitious Spanish UCI registered MTB team Primaflor Mondraker Rotor to strengthen its position in XCO Elite Men category. The team consists of both men and women XCO and XCM specialist starring Carlos Coloma - ESP (Olympic Bronze medalist from Rio 2016), Ondrej Cink – CZE (former XCO U23 World Champion returning from road to MTB), Daniel and Rebecca McConnell – AUS and Raiza Goulao Henrique from Brazil.
The team succeeded in the very first races of the season when Rebecca and Raiza won the Costa Blanca Bike Race in Spain and Ondrej Cink finished second in the Mediterranean Epic. For more team information and new, please follow: www.primaflormondraker.com, @PMRARacingTeam.
Mitas extended its partnership with Polish Kross Racing Team until 2020 counting on the World Champion 2017 Jolanda Neff - SUI, Maja Wloszczowska - POL, Fabian Giger - SUI and Bartlomiej Wawak – POL. Jolanda is recovering from a bad crash in Cyclocross World Cup race where she suffered a broken collar bone and elbow. She is aiming to be in the best shape for the first European XCO World Cup race in Albstadt, Germany.
Further support of international XCO teams: Mitas Trek – CZE, Pro Fermetures – FRA, 4Ever Racing – NZ, Format Udmurtia – RUS, etc.
Main foreign Mitas events in 2018
Traditionally, the first event of the season supported by Mitas is the ABSA Cape Epic in South Africa in March 18-25, whereas Mitas is the Official Tyre Supplier of the race. As the opening race of UCI MTB World Cup 2018 season will take place in Stellenbosch (SA) just one week before, the Cape Epic riders’ field will count numerous big XCO names like the Olympic champions Nino Schurter or Jaroslav Kulhavy. Watch for Mitas riders making their way thru the Western Cape including: Carlos Coloma, Raiza Goulao, Jan & Ondrej Fojtik, and many others. www.cape-epic.com
One month later, in April 11-14, there will be MITAS 4 Islands stage race located on four Croatian islands Krk, Rab, Cres and Losinj. The race received UCI S2 status for 2018 and attracts around 600 riders from around the world competing in teams of 2 riders on the picturesque Mediterranean coast. www.adriabike.hr
In May, the European part of UCI XCO World Cup races starts with two races – Albstadt (GER) May 18-20, and Nove Mesto na Morave (CZE) – May 25-27. Mitas is again the Official Sponsor of both events. We invite you to come to enjoy these courses with one of the most attractive hotspots “Mitas Abyss“ in Albstadt and “Mitas Choice“ in Nove Mesto n.M.
Mitas will finish the UCI XCO season in Swiss Lenzerheide as the Official Sponsor of WORLD MTB CHAMPIONSHIPS in Cross Country & Downhill taking place September 5-9, 2018.
Mitas, part of the Trelleborg Group, is one of Europe’s leading producers of tyres for agricultural machines, construction vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and other specialty segments. Mitas produces an extensive range of bicycle tyres and tubes, rebranded from Rubena, spanning from MTB, Downhill/Enduro, Freeride and Cross to BMX, City/Trek, e-Bike, Road or Kids tyres. Mitas has manufacturing facilities in Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovenia and the U.S. as well as a global sales and distribution network.