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    Bike Odyssey 2016 - XC Race Greece

    Bike Odyssey

    An epic mtb race

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    19th to 26th of June, 2016 in the mountains of Greece

    Pindos, the largest mountain range in Greece, will host for the fourth time the toughest mtb race, a cycling odyssey or else “Bike Odyssey 2016”.

    Eight days – a prologue & seven stages, in a harsh mtb adventure. From the village of Smixi in Grevena up to the historical city of Amfiklia, this race will be a cycling odyssey for the riders!

    This amazing race attracts worldwide interest and offers excitement both at participating athletes and spectators. The route will include both paths and gravel roads in forested landscapes as well as small asphalt sections. The race will be a real mountain adventure for those who love mtb!

    Bike Odyssey returns after its huge success in 2015. A magical journey awaits participants with passages from 57 picturesque, mountainous villages of unrivaled natural beauty and historical significance!

    "Bike Odyssey" comes in three other versions for those who want to taste a little of magic of the 8-day version. There will be a three-day race, «3-Day Odyssey», alongside the last 3 stages of 8-day Bike Odyssey. In addition the following one day races will take place: “Smixi MTB Race, a race which will be held along with the prologue in Smixi and daylong «1-Day Odyssey» to be held in parallel with the last stage.

    More information about the whole event in race’s official webpage:
    www.bikeodyssey.eu

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    Registrations opening for Bike Odyssey 2016!

    On 01/12/2015 at 12:00am will begin registrations for 2016 of the most hard mtb race in Greece! Registrations will remain open until 31/12/2015.

    Stay tuned now and every day until 1/12, as the official site of Bike Odyssey will be continuously updated in structure and there will be changes, for example on routes, to the rules and participation packages.

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    Are registrations still going to start in 2016 or its over now completely?

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    Dear hamish05064,

    Sorry for the delayed answer but the notification for your post had gone to spam messages and we saw it now.

    We gave an extension on request of some athletes but registrations are closing permanently in 5 days, ie on 25th of May.

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    The curtain has fallen for Bike Odyssey 2016!
    On Sunday 26.06.2016 was held the last stage of Bike Odyssey and the 1-Day Bike Odyssey. The weather was very good despite the announcements of meteorologists for extreme weather conditions in the region. The start was given at 11:30 for the 8-day and 3-day athletes and at 12:08 for one-day athletes. Leaving Ano Chora, our last destination, the beautiful town of Nafpaktos on a route with a total distance 51.69klm and elevation gain 1,046 m.

    Athletes started with 1.5km asphalt road with the escort of the Traffic Police of Nafpaktos and then was given freeride. The stage, although was smaller in kilometers, was especially demanding since had three technical paths, with the third being the hardest.

    For the 8-day race, the first 5 teams were detached from the rest in the first few kilometers. There was quite competitive atmosphere and a real battle between them. We refer to the Old Cranks, Electriv Rev by Helma, C.C. of Xanthi «The Pegasus», JFR and www.vita4you.gr. Finally, the team Old Cranks with Konstantinidis and Papadopoulos deservedly won the position of the big winner, who deserve credit after they managed to finish first of all, three-day and one-day athletes despite the fatigue of the previous days. See the results of the General Classification of the 8-day event.

    In the 3-day race, the classical top three teams were Cycleland / Cyclist.gr and both teams of NPO of Chalkida, in fourth place we have a surprise from the team "Tamparopouloi A.E." consisting of father and son while the next positions were some reclassifications compared to previous days. See the results of the General Classification of the 3-day event.

    In the one-day race, they took eventually start 45 athletes. In the first place finished Tsakalos Anastasios, in second place the Bantounas Andreas and in third place Anthimos Constantine. See the detailed results of the one-day race.

    The mood was festive in Nafpaktos! Crowds rushed to see and applaud the athletes. The dancing part of L.P.CHO.N. "The Anemogiannis" of N. Zorgiou danced traditional dances. Music, laughter, euphemisms for terminations! After terminations followed the awards. Hugs, kisses and a new appointment for next year!


    Many thanks for the great support to the Municipality of Nafpaktos, the Traffic Police Of Nafpaktos, the Coast Guard of Nafpaktos, the Forest Authority of Nafpaktos and the S.C.E. "Promote the Nafpaktia".

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    Bike Odyssey 2016 XC Race Greece

    DC Bike Ride is on May 14th this year. Route is 20 miles. Its 48 today and tomorrow with code DCBR2017 Are we doing this again this year?

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