Capoliveri Legend XCO

Capoliveri Legend XCO

Great Cross Country makes a stop on Elba Island for the second stage of the Internazionali d'Italia Series. The third edition of the Capoliveri Legend XCO, a UCI Hors Catégorie event, will welcome the Mountain Bike champions on Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9, on one of the most spectacular and fascinating tracks of the entire circuit. Detailed information on the official event website.

The competition will be a major event in the MTB scene, with the presence of important athletes of the caliber of Nino Schurter , a 10-time world champion. The main race will be held on Saturday, April 8, preceded by free practice on Friday, April 7. Saturday's competitions will begin with the UCI XCO Junior Series, followed by the Open categories.

On Sunday, April 9, the Elba Bike Legend Young, reserved for the rookies and cadets categories, and the Mini Legend Elba Bike for the little ones will be held. All races will take place on the world-class tracks of the Old Mines of Vallone Alto on Mount Calamita.

The event represents a unique opportunity to experience sport and fun in a special place that has made the history of the island of Elba . Participating in the Capoliveri Legend XCO means watching the challenges of the great champions of mountain biking and discovering the beauty of the island while riding your own two wheels.

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