Opening of the main mtb competition in latin america brought together over 1,500 athletes from 13 countries in three days of testing at the tauá grande hotel.
The municipality of Araxá, in Minas Gerais, once again was the mountain capital of the world in early March when it hosted the opening of the 20th edition of the Levorin International Cup for MTB. Passed by the Tauá Grande Hotel, in Barreiro, more than 20,000 people who could feel the climate of an international event of the modality.Classified as SHC (Hors Class for Stages), unprecedented in the Americas and one level below the stages of MTB World Cups, the competition gathered 1,500 athletes, with cyclists from 13 countries, and beautiful images were recorded by the team of OX Vídeos, producer Officer of CIMTB Levorin.
The channel Youtube CIMTB Levorin at the address out site, you can track, in little more than ten minutes, the best images and interviews telling what went down in the land of “Dona Beja”. Once again the organization has set up a technical and high level circuit, tested and approved by cyclists from various countries. Who won with this was the public, led to delirium in various stretches of the Cross Country Olympic track, with extension of 5.4 km. In addition to the categories of CIMTB Levorin, LM Bike Cup of Amadores and CIMTB Night Run, the event included exhibition fair, bike trial and music shows, with the Evox Project, among other attractions.
If off the track there was no shortage of activities and entertainment, in the tracks the show was on behalf of cyclists from countries like Brazil, Mexico, Slovakia, Hungary, Argentina, Israel, Portugal, among others, distributed in the 25 categories disputed in Araxá. Daniela Campuzano from Mexico and Henrique Avancini from Petrópolis, RJ, were the general campuses of the female and male super elite. Michal Lami of Slovakia and Noelia Rodriguez of Argentina, three-time champion of the stage, raised the competition level, as did Brazil’s Luiz Henrique Cocuzzi, Rubens Valeriano, Erika Gramiscelli, Raiza Goulão and others.
After the spectacle for public and media in Araxá, the Levorin International Cup of MTB follows with two more stages in the year. São João del-Rei (MG) will receive the next events, from May 15 to 17, while Congonhas, the city of the Prophets, will close the 20th edition between 6 and 8 November, with the traditional Marathon (XCM).
More pictures – Videographer and cyclist Keka Bike also covered the three SHC events, which offered 160 world rankings (international and Olympic) to the champions, and made available the images on youtube:
Video of the Counter-clock (SHC) – Counter – clock
Short Track (XCC) Video – Short Track
Cross Country Olympic Video (XCO) – Olympic Cross Country
The International Mountain Bike Cup celebrates the 20th Edition in 2015. The event is sponsored by Levorin, the official tire of the competition, and co-sponsored by LM Bike, Shimano, Specialized and Audax.