- 31. One month to the World Championships

The official countdown to the Mountain bike Orienteering Championships begins today.
One month from now, bikers will be competing on the Bregonze hills for the long distance qualification. In the evening there will be the opening ceremony in Vicenza with international authorities and the country delegations.


ARTE PER PASSIONE. The travelling exhibition "Arte per Passione" (Art for Passion) ideated by Eismann is now in Sossano (Vicenza). Works are displayed in the local town hall until July 30. (photo)

OFFICIAL ANTHEM. The official anthem of the Mountain bike orienteering Championships "Follow the Sun" will be presented tonight at 9.30 p.m. in Lonigo. On the stage there will be the Italian Canadian songwriter Nicola Manfredi, well-known in the orienteering world for being the composer of "You and Me", which became popular both during O-Ringen and Park World Tour events.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. It's a big day for the event director of MTBO 2011. Gabriele Viale turns 44 years old today. Happy birthday from all the organizing committee!