-5. Alpini to direct the opening ceremony

THE PARATE WILL BE COORDINATED BY BY ELITE MOUNTAIN SOLDIERS. Vicenza city is ready to host the opening ceremony on Monday, August 22. Delegations will be assembled in Campo Marzio park, where the parade starts directed by Paolo Simonelli, vice president of the Vicenza section of the "Alpini" National Association. The patroness Paola Pezzo, the Alpines' fanfare and the delegations will march to Piazza dei Signori square, in the city centre.

RAINBOW JERSEY BY PLASTOTEX. The official rainbow jersey of WMTBOC was made by Sabysport, with the technical support of Plastotex. The jersey has got a strong reference to Veneto, the region hosting the event. An area with a very good tradition for cyclism and mountain bike.The partnership with Plastotex (and its brand Tekseries) is due especially to geographic reasons: the company is based in Montecchio Maggiore, close to where the event centre is.

A FEMALE SECRETARIAT. An important role for MTBO Riondo was played by its secretariat, who answered to all the international athletes' and delegations' needs, from entries to accommodation. The office is directed by Cecilia Colonna (coming from a ten-year experience with Park World Tour in Southern Italy) and Giulia Zenere, who has worked for a year for the World Championships organizing committee.