Sunflower Bicycle Valley hosted the UCI MTB Series races prior to the 23 World Mountain Bike Marathon Championship, which will be held between October 25-2020. The last world champion took place in Colombian Paez in the races where 13 athletes from 42 countries competed.
The UCI MTB Series, which is a trail test, was held before the 23 Mountain Bike Marathon World Championship, which will be held under the auspices of the Presidency in Sakarya between October 25-2020. 13 athletes from 42 countries participated in the races held in Sunflower Bicycle Valley. The last World Champion, Colombian Hector Leonardo Paez, competed in the races held within the scope of coronavirus measures.
National athlete Onur Balkan came in second
Estonian Peter Kruse was the first to reach the finish point by overtaking all his competitors in the 110 km race in the men's category. Onur Balkan, the national athlete of Salcano Metropolitan Municipality Sports Club, finished the race in second place and went on the podium. In third place, Shakir Abilov from Kazakhstan finished the race. In women, Lithuanian athlete Katerina Farno finished the 83-kilometer race in first place, Semra Yetiş finished second and Rafie Başak finished third. The awards to athletes Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Secretary General Bedrullah Erçin, Youth Services and Sports Department of the President Ilhan Sheriff Aykaç Metropolitan Municipality Sports Club President Cevat sour and Turkey Cycling Federation former president was presented Unal Tolon. The races were finished with 1 lap missing due to bad weather.