Just a few days ago, the fifth edition of the Bettona Etruscan Extreme was performed in our splendid Etruscan village; the race is, as usual, organized by the Bettona MTB team and, as usual since the very first edition, our company MCT Italy are proudly has been main sponsor.
95% of the tracks covered by the participants (three, with different lengths and degrees of difficulty) wind through paths and wooded roads, and have in the Extreme version one of the most demanding and technical races on the Italian scene.
The 2022 edition saw the extraordinary participation, among others, of Leonardo Páez, Colombian racer and two-time world champion in mountain bike marathon. The presence of Páez was strongly desired and stubbornly obtained by Andrea Marcantonini, also an expert mountain biker and great sportsman.
His intuition was brilliant, not just because Páez took earned an amazing victory, but also because he offered all fans an amazing spectacle: given the copious rain the night before, the track was full of mud, which created many difficulties for the athletes; the Colombian athlete though was able to interpret the race in the best possible way and, with perseverance and commitment, he got to the victory.
He then shared this magnificent result with his team, the Soudal Lee Cougar team, thus demonstrating once again how crucial it is to work together to achieve important goals.
Teamwork, perseverance, commitment, sacrifice but also sharing are the same principles that inspire our work every day: only by combining these elements together in the company were we able to achieve the ambitious goals we set for ourselves and continue “to raise the bar” , even when the race seems to be too uphill.
Besides Páez, there were many prominent athletes who took part in the fifth edition of the Bettona Etruscan Extreme, including Jakob Dorigoni of the Torpado team from Bolzano; Katazina Sosna, winner of the women’s Etruscan Extreme and of the latest edition of the HERO Südtirol Dolomites, also part of the Torpado team. An extremely brilliant edition then, full of talents and enthusiasts, so much so that this event also aroused the curiosity of Sky Sport, which realized a short clip on all the events scheduled for the weekend in Bettona.