The first FIM-Europe European Snowbikecross Cup was held in Russia
On 2nd March the Ski Center “Gora Belaya” (Nizhny Tagil) hosted the first European Snowbikecross Cup. Previously, such competitions have never been held on the European continent, so this location became the center of the gathering of riders from all over Europe.
30 athletes from 8 countries took part in the competition, including Russia, Germany, Belarus, Spain, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. The competition consisted of two stages and the winner is Artem Iurchuk (from Russia) according to a double third position. Anton Pestov and Toms Macuks got the 2nd and 3rd place respectively. In the top five the Spanish Alfredo Gomes and the Russian Oleg Bibikov too.
Thanks to the track built under the FIM Europe regulations and standards, no rider got hurt in race, also due to the flawless work of the flag marshals who promptly worked in case of crashes.
The Ski Center “Gora Belaya” successfully hosted the European Championship and the event was attended by about 2500 people, which was a record attendance of sports events for Nizhny Tagil district. In addition, there was the live broadcast with 2 federal and 2 regional channels.
Thanks to the well-built infrastructure, all visitors could follow the race not only from the screen, but also along the track.