THASSOS INTERNATIONAL CYCLING WEEKEND 2017
The organizing team of MTB THASSOS, would like to state with regret that after 12 years continuously organization of the MTB THASSOS CUP, is forced to cancel at least for this year that race also the mountain running race YPSARION PATH. The reason for this not so easy decision, is the big fire of the previous September, which burned the biggest part of the mtb route(over the 80%) and part of the YPSARION PATH, so as a result the image they have our visitors friends for the routes does not reflect the reality in the slightest from the current situation. Moreover, the biggest part of the track roads of the region has been destroyed by the rains so the approach to the summit is not possible. As an organization, therefore respecting all those who want to participate as we do over the years, we considered that it is better to let the nature return first. The Tour of Thassos decided to be transferred, on Sunday April 30, 2017 and on Saturday 29 April to be organized the 2nd STONE BRIDGE fun mountain running 12km.
TOUR OF THASSOS
1. GENERAL: This is the cyclical crossing of the island via the perimetric national road. The race is open for all cyclists, but conducted with the permission and supervision of the Greek Cycling Federation. The impressive route of 92 kilometers has its major part near to the sea. The first 60 km athletes are moving together (peloton) under the supervision of the race clerk and the free is given after the village Potamia for the rest of the distance. As finishing time limit is defined 5 hours from the beginning, which will take place at 12.00 am for the 8th consecutive year from San Antonio beach.
2. PHILOSOPHY: The aim of the organizers is to bring in contact as much people as possible with the cycling and open road races are a good motivation, as well as the development of sports tourism, through the promotion of the natural beauty of the island.
3. RIGHT OF PARTICIPATION: In the race can participate anyone who has attained the 18th year of their age and has recently undergone in the necessary medical examinations, to determine that they are healthy. Furthermore, teenagers, aged 15-18 with the consent of their guardians can take part too.
FEMALES 15-18 (if there be 5+ participations)
MALES 15-18 (if there be 5+ participations)
MEN 19-39 (M1)
VETERANS Α 39-49 (M2)
VETERANS Β 50+ (M3)
-Route length 92km.
-Small Pause at 40km
-free racing after the 60th kilometer
-Positive altitude 1200m.
-Time limit 5 hours.
- Water station 1 (40km)
6. PRICE FOR PARTICIPATION - FACILITIES:
The cost of participation in the race is twenty (20) euros and covers:
1. Number of race (bib)
2. Pre-race meal (pasta party)
4. Water supplies during the race
5. By chance other souvenirs
STONE BRIDGE FUN MOUNTAIN RUNNING 12km
Cycling weekend without mountain action is not happening so after the forced postponement of the mountain bike race because of the destructive fire and the transfer of Tour of Thassos on Sunday 30th of April, the organization of MTB THASSOS with Environment movement of Thassos is organizing on Saturday 29th of April the Fun mountain running race, Stone Bridge 12km.
The race is named like this because of the characteristic arched stone bridge at the beginning of the route. It is the only one on the island which survived and constitutes historical monument from Ottomath period in the island. The route of the race, about 12 kilometers, is almost all slightly downhill in a dirt path. It gives the chance to somebody to try the experience of mountain running without big difficulty. The start will be at Intellectual Center of Theologos at 11:00 in the morning.
RIGHT OF PARTICIPATION
In the race can participate anyone who has attained the 18th year of their age and has recently undergone in the necessary medical examinations, to determine that they are healthy. Furthermore, teenagers, aged 15-18 with the consent of their guardians can take part too.
The price of participation for the Stone Bridge race is 10 € and includes:
-Pre-race meal (pasta party)
-Food supplies during the race
-Souvenir diploma of participation
-Mental to all the finishers
MEN 19-39 (M1)
VETERANS Α 39-49
VETERANS Β 50+
START POINT: INTELLECTUAL CENTER OF THEOLOGOS
FINISHING POINT: POTOS COAST OF ST. ANTONIOS
TIME OF START: 11:00
REGISTRATIONS-RACE NUMBERS AT THE START AREA 9.00-10.45
COPYRIGHTS: The organization and its colleagues retain the copyrights of photography and filming the race by authorized groups which undertake this work. Each athlete whose application of participation is being accepted, automatically he accepts this condition, knowing that his face may appear on pictures or videos, without being asked his permission and without being able to claim any compensation from any published material.
Payments of the corresponding amounts for participation are made by bank transfer to Bank Piraeus in the number of beneficiaries REIZI IOANNI and NIKOLAO KITRINO. Entries will be accepted only after the submission of the respective participation price and until 04.30.2016. ON THE DEPOSIT SHOULD DEFINITELY BE SHOWN THE NAME OF DEPOSITOR AND THE RACE IN WHICH THEY WANT TO PARTICIPATE.
COPY OF THE DEPOSIT SHOULD be presented to the secretariat. Requests to participate for all races will be done electronically through the registration form that will be available on the website of the event
Further information and detailed route description, as well as the number of check points are in www.mtb-thassos.com race website and also on page on facebook:
For more information you can contact by phone: REIZIS GIANNIS 6946955704 & 6970015966 KITRINOS NIKOS and by the e-mail:
The Organizing Committee