Three young MTB runners from Loulé / Elevis are invited to participate in the various national mountain bike races, which will have a busy month of May, competing with the goal of adding points to the Olympic qualification.
The competitive schedule of the BTT Team includes the participation in the Spanish Open of XCO on Sunday, two stages of the World Cup in Germany on 18 and 19 and the Czech Republic a week later.
Cadets and juniors are the first to compete, as early as next Sunday in Caudete, Albacete, Spain. There will be two runners from the louletana team, junior Daniela Campos and cadet Laura Simão.
"It's a race of training and preparation for the future. We have the participation of first year cadets that will debut for Team Portugal. It is also another opportunity for juniors to gain experience in an international context, "national mountain bike rider Pedro Vigário explained in a statement.
On the other hand, the under-23 Rafael Rita is part of Team Portugal that will compete in the XCO World Cup in Albstadt, Germany, and New Even in Morave, Czech Republic.
"The work with the under-23 is to prepare them for the high income, with a perspective of development for the future," Vicar said.