CX80 MTBO World Cup: Czechia wins relay – and Team World Cup

Czechia won the last international MTBO race of the 2022 season: The mixed relay at the CX80 MTBO World Cup in Bulgaria and therefore also the overall Team World Cup.

The mixed relay was held in Momino forest – just as the long distance yesterday – and consisted of three legs. Most of the teams rode with a woman on the first leg and two men on the final legs.

But Poland started out with Bartosz Niebielski on the first leg, who went into the exchange in the lead. Women’s world cup winner Camilla Søgaard (DEN) was 1.40 minutes behind, and U23 Sprint World Champion Kaarina Nurminen (FIN) was third – 5.14 behind.

On the second leg, Vojtech Ludvik (CZE) had another great race in Bulgaria after his two wins Friday and Saturday and went into the exchange in the lead with a margin of just more than a minute to France and Lithuania in third position.

Men’s world cup winner Krystof Bogar kept Czechia’s lead and crossed the finish line ahead of Lithuania and Italy, which was respectively 1 and 2 minutes behind.

Before the race, Czechia and Finland shared the first place in the CX80 Team World Cup, but the superior performance today from Ludvik, Bogar and first leg rider Marie Kamarytova secured Czechia’s overall win.

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The WMMTBOC-athletes had their final race as well today – the Middle distance. Find the results here.

Photo: Lars Gustafsson / WMTBOC 2022