Raul Sinza, the fastest Romanian competing in the Carpathians multi-stage race


Many mountain bike stars, European and national champions, international cycling legends and passionate riders joined the 2nd edition of Carpathian MTB Epic and lived a truly amazing experience. Among them were some world-class champions as the two Event Ambassadors Ariane Lüthi, from Switzerland, and Frans Claes, from Belgium, and the Olympic athlete Vitor Gamito, from Portugal, also a GoldNutrition Ambassador.

Among Romanian Elite cyclists who took the challenge of the foreign competitors are: Lucian Logigan, Alexandru Stancu, Bogdan Duca, Marius Stancu, Attila Malnasi, Ede Molnar, Daniel Bostan, Raul Sinza, Roberto Burta, Tudor Oprea, Gerhard Dumitrescu, Daniel Rosioru, Robert Dobai Joltvinschi and Paul-Sebastian Muntean.

The road cyclist Raul Sinza, 19 years old, made it to the top ten, in the general classification, being the first Romanian who crossed the Finish line after every stage.

Stage 3 was the fastest one! On the last part of the track, we had an ascending, but it was one where I went fast. I arrived the first of the Romanians every day. This is my first stage race mountain bike competition and I am very pleased with the results. Carpathian MTB Epic is a very beautiful competition, unique in Romania, compared to other world-class competitions“, told us Raul Sinza.

We are most happy and honored as organizers to welcome such great athletes at this multi-stage race, in the heart of Carpathians! It has been an Epic event, as we wanted to be, and we are most delighted to see such positive and great reactions during and at the end this event. We are already preparing for the 2019 edition and planning to add some new elements to spice up the experience and to attract participants, both World-class athletes and passionate MTB-ers, at the start line” stated Tudor Mocuta, the Event Director of ACS MPG.

On Sunday, August 19th, was organized 1-day Challenge, the amateurs’ race, which took place on a different route of 40 km, specially designed to provide these riders the occasion to enjoy an authentic MTB experience in a top international competition. The winners of 1-day Challenge were Romanians Augustin Vlaic, Emil Manea and Stefan Chivu, in the general men ranking, and Ana Tohanean, Alina Coltiadis and Simona Delia Ciocirdel, in the women general classification.

The 1-day Challenge was tough, but beautiful! It was really a mountain bike trail. The last 10 km seemed more difficult to me. I’m happy to be the first one in this race and also that I didn’t get injured on the route. The scenery was superb! It’s the first time I participated in the Carpathian MTB Epic, but I hope to come back next year, maybe for the 4-day EPIC race”, confessed Augustin Vlaic.

All the details about the event and about the 4-day EPIC and 1-day Challenge races are available on the official web page http://www.carpathianmtb.ro and the recording of the LIVE transmissions and official movies can be found on the official Youtube channel of Carpathian MTB Epic and Facebook page. The news about Carpathian MTB Epic 2018 were broadcast in 70 countries on sport TV channels and promoted on different media channels. In Romania, the event was covered by Pro TV, Prima TV and TVR during each Stage of the competition and by our media partners.

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