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    MTB UCI Downhill World Cup in Szczyrk: A Historic Event in Poland

    For the first time in history, Poland had the honor of hosting the MTB UCI Downhill World Cup. The thrilling event took place in Szczyrk, where fans witnessed the breathtaking and daring performances of top downhill cyclists from around the globe.

    The event was part of the UCI Mountain Bike World Series, which included enduro, e-enduro, and downhill disciplines. Earlier, the Enduro and E-Enduro World Cups were held in Bielsko-Biała, featuring both professional races and Open races for amateurs, attracting a diverse range of participants and spectators.

    The culmination of the event was the Sunday Downhill finals, which provided an unforgettable spectacle filled with adrenaline and excitement. The riders navigated the challenging trails of the Szczyrk Enduro Trails by TREK, demonstrating exceptional skill and courage.

    In a thrilling turn of events, Marine Cabirou from the Scott Downhill Factory team claimed victory in the women’s category. The French cyclist’s triumph marked a significant comeback after a disappointing start to the season in Fort William. In the men’s category, Ronan Dunne of Mondraker Factory Racing achieved a career milestone by winning his first UCI Downhill World Cup on the new Polish track, showcasing his talent and determination.

    The event also highlighted promising young talents. Heather Wilson from the Muc-Off Young Guns team and Asa Vermette from Framework Racing both secured impressive second-place finishes in the junior women’s and junior men’s categories, respectively.

    The success of the MTB UCI Downhill World Cup in Szczyrk has undoubtedly put Poland on the map as a notable destination for mountain biking events. The well-organized competition and enthusiastic support from fans have set a high stand.

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