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The only international MTB cycling race in Latvia this year approaching
On 21 August, on Dzintari beach, the only international mountain bike race in Latvia this year will be launched

It should be noted that this is the only MTB competition in Western Europe with the start/finish area located on beach. Registration is still open!

All cycling enthusiasts are invited to register for any of the three distances of the Panadol MTB marathon: distance for professional cyclists – 90 km, those having MTB cycling as a hobby will be able to participate in the distance of 40 km and MAXIMA Favorit ride for kids (under 12 years).

The 90 km distance is included in class 2 of the XCM International Calendar of the International Cycling Union (UCI). It means that cyclists will receive UCI ranking points and each stage will be monitored by UCI commissioner.

GPS tracking system will be attached to the some cyclists (90 km) allowing following the leaders on special screens that will be placed in the competition venue.

Already now Nicolas Vermeulen has approved his participation in the marathon. N.Vermeulen is one of the best MTB cyclists in Europe, and he has won the Belgium marathon five times (two times in U23 and three times in Elite class). Currently N.Vermeulen is on position 118 of XC UCI, and on position 41 of XCM UCI.

Special attention has been paid to safety and comfort of the participants
When preparing Panadol MTB marathon routes, special attention was paid to safety of the participants. To prevent participants from injuries, we have thought about marking of the route. Long before the dangerous part of the route warning signs will be placed. Also volunteers will be standing in the dangerous parts of the route and will give signals with flags and whistles to those approaching them.

State and Jurmala municipal police will take care of safety of the participants, 120 volunteers will explain to inhabitants of Jurmala living in the enclosed sites how to get to their homes, medical brigades will take care of health of the cyclists and supporters, on the route participants will be followed by special motorbikes.

Participants of Panadol MTB marathon will have access to drinking and feeding points, where fruits, snacks and sports drinks will be available. In addition, in all stages technical service will be available. Also, a special bus will bring tired participants to the finish line at the Panadol MTB marathon routes of 40 km and 90 km.

Panadol MTB marathon – perfect choice to spend your free time with the family
Participation in Panadol MTB marathon can be perfectly combined with family recreation on the beach. Inflatable attractions will be provided for kids in the place of competition, but a DJ will take care of the musical pleasure.

But on the distance of 40 km also those who will not step on the podium can receive money prizes. Participants of the 40 km distance who will finish as 100th, 200th, 300th, 400th, 500th, 600th, 700th, 800th, 900th or 1000th will get a guaranteed money prize of 100 EUR.

Preliminary registration for the race until 18 August 6:00 pm
Online registration is available on the website www.maratoni.lv, by using payment form of http://ib.swedbank.lv (for the Swedbank clients, who has enabled Internet banking services), or credit cards and debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Visa Electron, Maestro).
From 7 July it will be possible to register for the marathon in the shops Fans throughout Latvia and in the shopping centre Spice.

Participation fee
We ask you to register for the marathon in time! By registering before 31 July, participation fee for the distance of 40 km is only 8 LVL, but for the distance of 90 km – 12 LVL. Thanks to Maxima Favorit support, children up to 12 years will be able to participate free of charge if registered before the competition day.

More information: www.maratoni.lv .

Additional information:
Daina Salina
Public Relations’ project manager
„Alpha Baltic” Ltd.
Ph.: +371 67898632
Mobile: +371 28617450
E-mail: daina.salina@alphabaltic.lv

17.08.2011

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