Despite its relatively recent inception, Val di Sole Bike Land is synonymous with great racing. Daolasa di Commezzadura in Trentino, Northern Italy is preparing to host a World Championship race once again. This time, it’s the turn of Four-Cross, the most unpredictable and adrenaline-inducing discipline in mountain biking.
Expect spectacular overtakes and bold maneuvers on Friday, August 2nd, where Val di Sole Bike Land will host the world championships for the fifth edition in a row, a trend set to continue until 2021.
A short head to head race where 4 riders start together and battle down the 600-meter track, it’s one characterized by jumps, banked corners, and numerous obstacles. It’s a garden for those acrobats ready to take on one of the most technical circuits internationally. The Four-Cross circuit runs alongside the famous Blake Snake, and in addition to the Pro-Line, it’s characterized by 3 long and challenging double jumps. It includes a very technical section in the middle with many jumps, where you’ll see the athletes try to overtake each other with daring acrobatic maneuvers.
Frenchman Quentin Derbier and Czech Romana Labounková will defend the crowns they won in last year’s race. High expectations exist in the men’s race for Giovanni Pozzoni. In 2017, the home rider gave Italy its first medal at the Four-Cross World Championships since he grabbed silver at the 2013 European Championships.
The 4X track can only be accessed during official training sessions for the 4X competition.
Useful information for the spectators:
To access to the path races : DH, 4X and XCO you have to enter from the main entrance and follow the signs. We reccomend to reach the 'VIEW POINT HOT-SPOT', the most spectacular spots. Crossing the course is only possible at the 'CROSSING POINT' and please remember to obey signs and marshal directions. Whistle's marshal indicate the arrival of the rider.
This course, with jumps and banked curves, is directly connected to the World Cup village and you can enjoy a great view of the track from the ramp located at the top of the track.
We recommend that you wear boots or hiking boots, and to take a hat with you just in case it's very sunny. Wearing layers of comfortable clothing is appropriate in nearly all weather conditions. If you want an autograph from your favorite athletes, take everything you need with you and don't forget your camera.
Carry any litter or rubbish to the bottom of the course, in the World Cup Village! Don't leave it on the woods.
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