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Epic battle marked the end at Borovets Open Cup 2019

15 September 2019

An epic battle with time and gravity marked the 2019 edition of Borovets Open Cup.  The best riders from Europe and Bulgaria teared up the challenging 2.4km long "Scary Movie" race track this weekend. 

Riders from the UK, Germany, Greece, France, Macedonia, Russia and Ukraine and the best riders from Bulgaria took part in the UCI Men's Category. With impressive time of 3:37.29 Will Hart from the UK took the gold medal, followed by Guy Gibbs and the Bulgarian rider from Pro Team Samokov Stivi Gatev. 

In the Open category, first place was taken by Valentin Tenev with time of 3:53.67. The silver was taken by Ioanis Ioanou from Greece, and the bronze by Denislav Angeloc. 

In the Ladies category, with impressive time of 4:21.13 the gold went to Isabela Yankova, followed by the star from Samokov Victoria Goncheva and Denitsa Tosheva. 

In the Masters category the champion Rosen Kovachev impressed with time of 3:55.99. The silver went to Kancho Damyanov and the bronze to Milan Dimov. 

In the youth category first was Velin Doychev, while the HARDTAIL winner was Pavel Stoyanov. 

On Saturday the KIDS finals took place. The young racers showed lots of skills and bravery on a shorter version of the track with Encho Yankov taking the first place in the 10-12 yrs. category and Roberto Vasilev in the 13-14 yrs race. 

The first 8 in the UCI category shared a monetary fund of 1250 euro, while all winners received prized from Borosport, Hotel RIla Borovets, Sport Depot and Sitnykovo Downhill Snack & Grill. 

The UCI commissaire Andrey Beschastniov from Russia greeted the organising team after the race and wished all the best to the Bulgarian mountain biking. 

The race was also part of the Bulgarian downhill series, taking place on 6 different tracks in the country this summer. 

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