WATCH LIVE the Super Cup Massi de Banyoles 2023
The Shimano Super Cup Massi will be held in Banyoles between February 24th and 26th as a Hors Categorie race and will serve to continue enjoying a World Cup level after the Chelva race. This year's edition will include a Short Track race and both the U23 and Elite races can be followed live.
Timetable Shimano Super Cup Massi de Banyoles 2023
The race will be held on February 24, 25 and 26 and will feature as a novelty the Short Track. These are the schedules.
Friday, February 24th
- 15:30 - Women Short Track
- 16:15 - Men Short Track
Saturday, February 25th
- 9:00 - Cadet Male, Masters 50/60 Male
- 10:30 - Masters 30/40 Men
- 14:00 - U23 Men
- 16:00 - Cadet, Masters 30/40/50 and Junior Women
Sunday, February 26th
- 10:00 - Junior series XCO Men
- 11:45 - Elite Women's and U23 XCO (women's combined category)
- 14:00 - Elite Men XCO (option for U23)
How to watch the Shimano Super Cup Massi de Banyoles 2023
Banyoles will also be a test ground for Discovery. The American company will debut in the broadcasting of the World Cup and has chosen the capital of Pla de l'Estany as UCI Test Event to finish refining and testing what they consider appropriate.
The U23 and Elite races will be available live on the Ocisport website.
In addition, the organization has announced that since this year's edition promises to be more special than any other, it has created the Càrniques Julià Village, a meeting place for athletes and invited guests.
Banyoles will once again be the MTB Cathedral
The Catalan town of Banyoles will host the second race of the Shimano Super Cup Massi 2023, after the first round was held a few days ago in La Nucia. With a route of 6.2 kilometers, once again the best riders in the world will not miss this event.
On one side, the star-studded cast that will come to Banyoles will take the competition as part of the preparation for the World Cup, which will start in a few weeks.
Many and important reasons that attract 900 registered participants of 32 nationalities, including 26 national Cross Country champions and even continental champions, to the "Parc de la Draga" next to the "Estany de Banyoles".
Among the favorites in the men's category, it is worth mentioning the presence of 15 riders who are in the TOP 20. Among them, the number one in the world ranking, the Spanish David Valero (BH Coloma), the fourth in UCI ranking, the French Titouan Carod (BMC), as well as the transalpine Luca Bradoit (SantaCruz RockShox), number two in the world, or the members of Lapierre Mavic Unity, the Swiss Thomas Litscher, third in the last edition, and the Danish champion Sebastian Fini, third in the first round of this event.
South Africa's Alan Hatherly, ranked seventh in the world, leads the Cannondale Factory team, which also includes Britain's Charlie Aldridge and Denmark's Simon Andreassen. His former teammate and winner of the 2020 edition, Brazilian Henrique Avancini (Caloi), Romanian Vlad Dascalu (Trek Factory), currently sixth in the world, and Belgian Pierre de Froidmont (Orbea Factory), complete the UCI Top 10.
Also noteworthy is the participation of Frenchman Jordan Sarrou (BMC), former world champion and multiple podium finisher, Swiss and former European champion Lars Forster (Thömus Maxon), and Czech champion Ondrej Cink (Primaflor Mondraker Genuins).
Among the Spanish riders, Jofre Cullell, winner of the Shimano Super Cup Massi 2022, and Pablo Rodríguez (both from BH Coloma), with two good performances in the first round of the Shimano Super Cup Massi, as well as David Campos (Orbea Factory), who has also had a formidable start to the season, are also worth mentioning.
In the women's race the list of favorites is as attractive or more attractive than the men's. Former world champion Evie Richards (Trek Factory Racing) will be looking for her fourth consecutive victory in Banyoles, but she will have to face Swiss Alessandra Keller (Thömus Maxon); French Loana Lecomte (Canyon Cllctv), European champion and second in the world; Dutch champion Anne Terpstra (Ghost Factory Racing); and former XCM world champion and current Austrian XCO champion Mona Mitterwallner (Cannondale Factory). Denmark's Caroline Bohe (Ghost Factory Racing), closes the top ten of the international ranking.
Also keeping in mind the leader of the Shimano Super Cup Massi, the Danish Malene Degn, and her British teammate, Annie Last (Lapierre Mavic Unity), third in the last edition; the Italian champion Martina Berta (SantaCruz RockShox), the American Haley Batten, the Austrian Laura Stigger, and the former world champion in Short Track, the Swiss Sina Frei (all three of them from Specialized Factory Racing); MMR Factory Racing riders Matilda Szczecinska and Raquel Queirós; as well as Dutch Anne Tauber (Orbea Factory), American champion Savilia Blunk (Rockrider Racing), Estonian champion Janika Loiv (KMC), Swedish Linn Gustafsson and American Kelsey Urban (both Team 31).
The Spaniards to be highlighted are the reigning Spanish Cross Country and Short Track champions, Rocío del Alba García (BH Coloma), and Lucía Gómez (MMR Factory Racing) respectively; the two-time European bikemarathon champion, Natalia Fischer (BH Coloma); and her teammate, Spanish XCO runner-up and winner of the Shimano Super Cup Massi 2022, Nuria Bosch; along with Estíbaliz Sagardoy (Saltoki Conor).
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