The Giant Polimedical team for the MTB Marathon World Championship could not field the Colombian couple formed by Leo Paez and Diego Arias, due to the accident suffered by the world champion.
But to keep up the colors of the Giant Polimedical Official Team and GSG we thought Diego Arias Cuervo who with a masterful test managed to stay up to the end with one of the favorites, the German Seewald, then winner, conquering the second place and then silver medal in the hardest world championship in the history of the discipline.
Here is what Diego Arias says about the race: “The course was 116 km and 4500 meters of ascent. As soon as we started, we had such a strong pace, a very fast first lap with a lot of dust that did not allow visibility and the leading group was quite numerous. On the second lap he skimmed a bit and I found myself with the men leading the race, with mountain bike monsters like Schurter. At the end of the second lap we were in the lead. On the third and last lap I remained with Seewald who most likely had a little more than me and in the last 8 km he detached me. ”
Ph Credit: Mondini, Berlusconi