The elite women’s and men’s races will be broadcast live on Sunday 25th February on Ocisporttv.tv Ocisporttv.tv

After an impressive start at the Shimano Super Cup Massi in La Nucia, Alicante, attended by world champions Tom Pidcock and Pauline Ferrand-Prevot, comes the second round of the championship, this time in Banyoles, the cathedral of mountain biking, where it has been held for the last 23 editions, one of the most important XCO events on the international scene and where year after year many of the best riders and teams in the world gather, turning Banyoles into a small XCO World Cup.

At the same time, the Banyoles race is also the inaugural race of the International MTB Catalan Cup Biking Point..


Saturday 24th February

The activity will start on Saturday 24th February at 9am with the Super Cup Youth races, with the participation of the youngest and future great champions. It will be followed by the men’s masters 30 and 40 races, the Under 23 race, and then the highlight of the day with the UCI Junior World Series race.

Sunday 25th February, the world’s best are in Action

This race in Banyoles, one of the few UCI Hors Categorie races in the world, will award many points that will be very important in order to obtain the last places to attend the Olympic Games in Paris next summer.

At 10:40 am the women’s race will start in all categories, including the elite race with the participation of some of the best in the world, led by the world champion Pauline Ferrand-Prevot, from the Ineos Grenadier team, current leader of the Shimano Super Cup Massi, after her victory in the first race in La Nucia, Alicante. She will be joined by Jolanda Neff and Evie Richards from TREK Factory Racing-Pirelli; Savilia Blunk from Rockrider Ford Racing; Raquel Queiros and Sofia Waite from BH Coloma Team; Anne Tauber from Orbea Factory Team; Sina Frei from Specialized Factory Racing; Marta Cano from Primaflor Mondraker Racing Team or Janika Löiv from KMC Ridley MTB, among others, who will not make it easy for her.

At 12:30 p.m. the elite men’s category will take place, and as is usual in Banyoles, the list of great riders is impressive, including: Peter Sagan and Viktor Koretzky from Specialized Factory Racing; Nadir Colledani from Santacruz Rockshox Pro Team; Vlad Dascalu from TREK Factory Racing Pirelli; David Valero and Jofre Cullell from BH Coloma Team; Thomas Griot and Luca Schwarzbauer from Canyon CLLCTV; Sam Gaze from Alpecin Deceuninck; Antonie Philipp and Maxime Loret from Massi; Luca Martin, Pierre de Froidmont and David Campos from Orbea Factory Team; Ondrej Cink from Primaflor Mondraker Racing Team; Titouan Carod, Janis Baumann and Jordan Sarrou from Team BMC or Jens Schuermans and Carter Woods from Giant Factory Off-Road Team XC.

A line up worthy of a World Cup – it’s difficult to predict who will take the final victory.

Live streaming of the elite men’s and women’s races

As usual, the elite women’s and men’s races will be streamed live on Ocisporttv.tv.

Women’s race: 10:00
Men’s race: 12:00