- 29. Paola Pezzo attending MTBO 2011

PAOLA PEZZO @ MTBO 2011. Twice Olympic Champion Paola Pezzo will be attending the opening ceremony of the Mountain bike Orienteering World Championships. Pezzo won the female World Mountain Bike Championship title in both 1993 and 1997. In 1996 in Atlanta, she won the Olympic gold medal in mountain biking, when the event made its debut. In 2000 in Sidney she won her second Olympic gold medal.

STAFF AT WORK. Long Sunday of work for the staff of the World Championships. Today the team directed by Gabriele Viale is concerned in the preparation of the materials for the five races. About 200 volunteers are involved in the organization of MTBO 2011.

Some athletes of the Italian National Team (Giaime Origgi and Laura Scaravonati) will train for one week in Passo Rolle (over 2000 meters) in the beginning of August.