2nd place for Dahle Flesjå in Heubach

The list of participants at the first race of the MTB Bundesliga in Heubach read like the start list of a Worldcup race. So it’s all the more positive that Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå finished the women’s race in 2nd. Rudi van Houts got to celebrate as well as he scored a valuable top10 result.

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Ondrej Cink 2nd in Haiming

Just as a week earlier in Nals, Ondrej Cink finished on the podium again at the Ötztaler MTB Festival in Haiming, this time in 2nd. From the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM’s perspective Dutchman Rudi van Houts also showed some improvement by finishing in 6th.

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Second win of the season for Dahle Flesjå in Nals

At the Marlene Sunshine Race in Nals Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå got her second win of the season: Right from the start the Norwegian left no doubt as to who was the strongest rider in Southern Tyrol. In the men’s race her MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM mate Ondrej Cink finished in a good 3rd place.

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First win of the season for Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå

The MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM chose the „Trofeo Delcar“ in Montichiari, Italy as its first crosscountry race of the season 2015. While the team’s men fell out of contention for various reasons, Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå once again was a safe bet: The Norwegian got to celebrate the first win of her season in Italy.

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Mixed emotions at the finale of Cape Epic

At the end of the Cape Epic stage race, Rudi van Houts and José Hermida of the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM went through mixed emotions: On the penultimate day the duo was not in contention for a top result due to Hermida suffering from stomach problems, but at the end of the final stage they finished in 2nd, finishing a third stage on the podium. Throughout the week the equipment worked as flawlessly as the the team’s staff.

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Stomach issues thwart all plans

As if the Cape Epic stage race were not demanding enough, the teams including the athletes of the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM got plagued by stomach issues: Riding for the World Bicycle Relief charity, Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå lost her team mate first, and during the fifth stage José Hermida got slowed down by a stomach bug as well.

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Strong start for Hermida and van Houts

The three athletes of the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM that have chosen to compete in the Cape Epic stage race fared very differently during the initial two days: While José Hermida and Rudi van Houts have moved up to 3rd in the overall standings, Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå lost a lot of time due to gastro-intestinal problems of her World Bicycle Relief team mate Kathrin Stirnemann.

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Eight hard days in South Africa ahead

No less than three riders of the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM are competing at the Cape Epic stage race in South Africa. While José Hermida ventures on the challenge with team mate Rudi van Houts, Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå teams up with Swiss rider Kathrin Stirnemann in order to promote the concerns and activities of the World Bicycle Relief organization.

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Sharp-eyed to the front

The MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM is one of mountain biking’s strongest race teams, and its riders will rely on adidas eyewear’s sports glasses for the next two seasons. With its sights sharpened the team takes aim at further success in the crosscountry Worldcup and at stage races and championships.

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The flu thwarts all plans

On the fourth day of the Andalucia Bike Race, two riders of the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM were forced to abandon the race due to flu symptoms. In order not to put the further plans for the season and their health in jeopardy both José Hermida and Thomas Litscher decided to call it quits. Meanwhile Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå rode to a fourth place at the prologue of the Cyprus Sunshine Cup.

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