February 27, 2024
The European Championship takes place in Laissac

The European Marathon Championship is hosted by the southern French town of Laissac. In the jerseys of the Canyon Northwave MTB Team, Martin Stošek, who will be one of the favorites, will start. Marc Stutzmann and Stefanie Dohrn also start. For health reasons, Andreas Seewald, who is ill, has to miss the fight for the blue jersey of the European champion.

The Canyon Northwave MTB Team will rely primarily on Martin Stošek, who took silver last weekend in the World Cup race in the Italian Finale Ligure.

"I'm looking forward to the European Championships, the form should be good, I tried to rest now, it wasn't easy on Sunday. We had two training sessions on the track. I like the circuit, I think if there are legs, you can get a good result. I go into it with optimism and I will try to give the best possible result. We are going full, the track is similar to Czech races, but there are more hills. There are wide paths, sometimes stones, and it's enough to perform. There are a few singles, but nothing technically difficult. It's always up and down, when there is performance, you can go anywhere, "Martin Stošek told us remotely.

Martin Stošek

The track of the elite men's race is 94 km long, with elevation over 3,000 meters per race. The elite women will complete an 80 km race and climb 2,500 vertical meters.

Route plan

The European Championship program starts on Sunday in the morning, the elite women will start at 9:00, the men at 9:30. Link to live timing can be found HERE.

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