-16. Mr. Orienteering at MTBO 2011

JÖRGEN MÅRTENSSON IS THE GUEST STAR. The Champion of the Champions, "Mr. Orienteering" Jörgen Mårtensson will be among the special guests at MTBO 2011. Twice a winner of the World Orienteering Championships in the classic distance, he also won the 5 days O-Ringen in 1981 (at age 21), 1996 and 1997 (at age 37). Furthermore, he won the Swedish Championship in Marathon at Stockholm Marathon in 1993. His international career is one of the longest in orienteering at world class level, taking part in World Championships. Jörgen Mårtensson will be in Vicenza as a notable guest star to enjoy the show of MTBO 2011.

FOOD AND WINE TASTING IN COLLI BERICI. Wine and tastes of the Berici hills will cheer up the athletes and the spectators of the World Orienteering Championships, thanks to the farms adhering to Consorzio Tutela Vini Colli Berici e Vicenza. Thursday August 25 Azienda Agricola Piovene Porto Godi in Toara di Villaga will host the post prize living ceremony of the Middle distance Final; on Friday 26 the Cicogna estate owned by Cavazza in Alonte will be the venue of the post relay prize giving. 5 farms will be visited (with food and wine tasting) during the Nordic Walking tour; Le Pignole in Brendola, Costalunga in Castegnero, Vini Cris in Lonigo, Pegoraro in Mossano and Cavazza again with the Cicogna estate in Alonte.

Cantine Riondo, a company of the Collis-Veneto Wine Group, is the main sponsor of the Mountain bike orienteering world championships.