10 Feb 2022
Few races in the world can say, that on the starting line will have the number 1 and 2 of the UCI ranking. And not only that, but the number 1 is the current World Champion. So, next February 21, Andreas Seewald and Martin Stosek will be at the Olivo Arena in Jaén to compete in the twelfth edition of Andalucía Bike Race by GARMIN.
The current World and European Champion will start with what he learned in the last edition: "I was very impressed with last year's event. The organization was great and the trails were great. I learned that stage races are all about consistency and avoiding any small or big mistakes, like stupid crashes or lack of nutrition."
Seewald and Stosek will undoubtedly form one of the pairings to watch for the final victory: "As number one and two in the UCI ranking, we are ambitious. Martin is a very strong teammate. In the race we understand each other almost automatically because we are usually at a similar level and we both have experience."
This will not be the only pair with which the Canyon Northwave MTB Team competes in Andalucía Bike Race by GARMIN, as Czech riders Kristian Hynek and Petr Vakoč will also be in the starting line-up. Kynek, who already knows what it's like to win in this race as he did in 2015, will pair up with MTB newcomer from road cycling, Petr Vakoč.
"In stage races consistency is the key. I remember last year there were a lot of crashes and mechanical problems, so I would say it will be all open until the end of the last stage," sentences the XCM World Champion.
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