2nd place for Thomas Litscher in Austria

At the KitzAlpBike-Festival in Kirchberg, Austria Thomas Litscher from the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM rode to a 2nd place against a strong field of competitors. The Swiss rider confirmed his improving form of the most recent weeks with this podium result.


5th win for Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå in Heubach

At the second round of the MTB Bundesliga, Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå gave another sample of her class in harsh conditions: The Norwegian rode to her fifth win in Heubach in superior manner. In the men’s race all three riders of the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM finished in the top10 with Ondrej Cink, José Hermida and Thomas Litscher.


Julian Schelb discontinues his career as pro cyclist

Strong and persistent allergy issues have kept Julian Schelb from showing his true potential in cross country racing year after year. Due to this the German rider now has decided to ask the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM to cancel his contract prematurely. As a consequence Schelb will be returning to university for the time being.


Two podium results in Gränichen

The crosscountry worldcup takes a break after the two races held in Albstadt and la Bresse. With Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå and Thomas Litscher two athletes of the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM decided to ride the Swiss Bike Cup race in Gränichen. Facing strong opposition, Dahle Flesjå finished in 3rd and Litscher got to celebrate a 5th place.


No podium results in la Bresse

At the third race of the crosscountry worldcup in la Bresse, France the athletes of the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM missed out on a podium result: Under demanding conditions, Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå finished the women’s race in 9th while Thomas Litscher was the best-placed rider of the team in the men’s race in 14th.


Big ambitions in vintage walls

Three days before the first Worlcup race to be held in Europe the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM invited journalist from all over the world for the official team presentation. The setting for this was the impressive count’s hall of the Hohenzollern castle.


Podium result for Dahle Flesjå in Albstadt

Summery weather welcomed the athletes for the second race of the crosscountry worldcup in the southwestern German town of Albstadt. While Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå managed to finish on the podium in 5th, the men of the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM missed out on a top10 result.


Cink wins crosscountry race in Czech Republic

One week before Albstadt’s Worldcup race, Ondrej Cink displayed his excellent form at the third race of the Czech Strabag Cup in Kutna Hora. The Czech rider of the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM won the C1 category race and further added to his self-confidence for the next couple of races.


Ondrej Cink wins Bronze at European champs in Sweden

At the European crosscountry championships Ondrej Cink finished on the podium in third. In the team relay race, MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM’s Czech rider missed out on another Bronze medal by just one place, posting the fastest lap time of the entire race.


Backstage: Worldcup opener in Cairns

The opening race of the crosscountry worldcup season in Cairns, Australia is done and dusted. Take a look behind the screens and see how the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM fared at the first top-level race of the Olympic season.

Here’s the link to the backstage video from Cairns: