2017 UEC MTB European Championship – TRACKS
MEN ELITE (HORAL KREJZI)
Track HORAL KREJZI is from track offers the longest and most difficult. After few years this track in 2013 come back with its legendary shape again. Maybe for non-cyclists or recreational cyclists this track will seem as extreme. Its parameters are respectable: the length is 134km and overall ascended metres overstep 4200m. It is also one of the most beautiful slovak cyclo-marathon tracks and also the only opportunity to climb in the race on Kraľova Hoľa, which is tall 1948m. In the whole middle and south Europe, apparently you won´t find a marathon where cyclists will get to that altitude. With atractivity of enviroment, variety and cyclo-technical difficulty can be equal to famous marathons in other countries.
For 2017 UEC MTB EUROPEAN CHAPIONSHIP is this track for categories:
MEN MASTES 30-34
MEN MASTERS 35-39
WOMEN ELITE (HORAL LEJZI)
Don´t get fooled by name of this track. There is no way to absolve it for untrained or lazy cyclists. Its length is 78 km and total elevation exceeds 2300 m. Without training it realy won´t go.
HORAL LEJZI is track for 2017 UEC MTB EUROPEAN CHAPIONSHIP for categories:
WOMEN all MASTES (30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+₎
MEN MASTERS (40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+)
BRIEFLY FROM HISTORY
The first edition of the marathon HORAL was held in 2000 as reaction to increasing popularity of endurance races on mountain bikes for recreational as same as for performance cyclists. The three – day staged event HORAL TOUR started to write its history in 2009. Until today it hasn´t found any follower in Slovakia so it is still only one and unique staged MTB marathon in Slovakia. Cyclomarathon HORAL and also staged one HORAL TOUR aren´t races only for performance sportsman. Amount of tracks and categories are more. Tracks are selected that each cyclist of any performance category can find the best one. News for 2014 is inclusion of HORAL to newly founded series ŠKODA BIKE OPEN TOUR.