The 13th edition of the MTB Trophy did not turn out to be the unlucky one at all. On the contrary! Unlike last year, when we had to cancel the last stage due to heavy rainfall and difficult conditions on the route, this year we enjoyed sunny, summer weather for most of the time, and short, rainy episodes were a great “cooling factor” for the riders.
More than half a thousand mountain bikers from 21 countries (including China for the first time) had the opportunity to race at really diverse stages in Poland and the Czech Republic for 4 days. The route featured great comebacks (such as the stage with Javorowy) as well as completely new segments. Our experienced marking team was working their butts off, so that the competitors, racing in this virgin, wild terrain, always found their way to Istebna. And from what we’ve heard from you - they did extremely well!
Even though this edition was marked with the “unlucky 13”, our medical crew had far less work than in previous years. Considering the high level of difficulty of the routes, we see that as a sign of the growing level of technical skills for the Trophy riders! Well done!
Congratulations to the winners and Finishers, because completing this year's course was (as usulal ) quite a challenge! We are already thinking about 2020. We’re starting planning in our heads and during the late summer and autumn we are going for the route reconnaissance. As always, we want to surprise you with breathtaking and unique descents, climbs, singles and spectacular views. See you June 11th, 2020 in Istebna!