Start NEW - Main square Jablonné v Podještědí
Saturday 29. 08. 2020
Track A 90 km start at 08:30 am
Track B 50 km start at 10:00 am
Track C 30 km start at 10:30 am
Registration of participants – pick up of bibs:
Resort Malevil Heřmanice v Podještědí
- Friday 28. 08. 2020 4.00 - 8.00 pm TRACK A, B, C
- Saturday 29. 08. 2020 6.30 - 7.30 am TRACK A
6.30 - 8.30 am TRACK B
6.30 - 9.30 am TRACK C
Depot for bikes
Bike camp at Malevil
Camping directly at Malevil is possible from Friday 28 08. 2 pm to Sunday 30 08. noon, the fee is 50 CZK per person, 50 CZK per tent, 100 CZK per car. The fee for camping is to be paid at the hotel reception, after that you will receive entrance and parking card. Sanitary systems TOITOI and showers woth hot water will be available.
Parking spots and provision of starting numbers - Heřmanice v Podjěštědí - at the church
Starting area and place for parking Square in Jablonné v Podještědí
GPS: N 50.7650600N, E 14.7601811
Area Resort Malevil
GPS: N 50°47.97963', E 14°42.77928'
General partner of the race, Author bicycles, will take care of your bikes before and during the race.
Revolution in bicycle servicing Kolofix.cz
Nutritional and energy preparation
Enervit SPA, Nutritional partner for you and professionals. Lisa Vittozzi, Sofia Goddia, Italian cycling team and more.
are being provided by VOŠ Varnsdorf at the Expo zone.
at the Malevil resort you can use pressure washers by NilFisk.
Photos from the race
Professional photos are to be ordered at KTfoto. www.ktfoto.com
Spring is arriving in few days and the Lusatian Mountains will be soon full of bike riders too
4. 3. 2017
Spring is arriving in few days and the Lusatian Mountains will be soon full of bike riders too. Just about time to start preparing for the 18th Malevil Cup MTB marathon.
Hundreds to thousands of amateur riders take part in Malevil each year and in last few years some professional riders too. Just to name a few Jaroslav Kulhavý, Thomas Dietsch, Alban Lakata, Kristián Hynek, Periklis Ilias, Tiago Ferreira.
One wouldn’t believe that it is already 5 years since we hosted the European Championship. One of the professional riders taking part in the race at the time was Ben Thomas, the winner of 2016 Great Britain MTB marathon championship. Ben is also a journalist and editor at marathonmtb.com. Therefore, we thought we would ask him (and some other riders) few questions.
Hi Ben,We ask you a few questions.
It will be soon 5 years from the mountain bike European Championship at Malevil. What are your memories from that race?
I have very fond memories of Malevil Cup. The year the race hosted the European Champs was one of my very first marathon races, previous to that i'd only raced the UCI Cross Country World Cup. The track, the scenery, the race venue, the organisation was all very professional.
Considering our hills aren’t Alps, how did you like the race course and its surroundings?
Malevil Cup has a real mix of trails including fast open fireroad, grassy farm tracks, super rocky jeep track descents, loose steep rocky climbs, and fun root covered singletrack. It's a great location to ride and race, enjoyable but very tough. The scenery in this part of Czech Republic is spectacular and one of the reasons I have good memories.
How would you mark us for the organisation effort? Including the shortcomings. We have been praised by the main UCI referee Bruno Valcic for managing such a race through two countries, by such a small and local team. Initially he wouldn’t believe it would happen without problems. However, what is your personal view?
The course starts at Jablonne v Podjestedi town centre, passes over the German border, passes back into Czech Republic further west, before finishing up on the Malevil Ranch golf course in Hermanice v Podjestedi. It's a great accomplishment that the organisers can pull off the logistics of visiting 2 countries.
Obviously you have done many races all over the world. How would you compare our race with the other ones?
For me the quality of course and course marking are the most important aspects of a successful race. I've ridden a lot of races all over the world but I love the type of trails Malevil Cup use so it's up there as one of the best races I've ridden.
Have you got the chance to race with Czech riders, of any level, and how would you describe their attitude to cycling as a whole sport?
I've raced many of the top Czech riders but wouldn't say I know any of them too well other than Kristian Hynek. I have guest ridden for his Topeak Ergon team on a number of occasions. He is a great athlete, a harder worker, with many fantastic accomplishments. Kris is a good guy to have a conversation with, very knowledgeable and interesting. He's part of a very nice team of riders and staff.
Last question: Would you consider taking part in our race again?
After 5 years Malevil Cup is finally back on my race schedule for 2017. It's one of the races i'm most excited for. I just don't understand why it's taken me so long to get myself back to Czech Republic for this race.
Thanks for all your answers.
We look forward to you at Malevil Cup