Mário Costa from Portugal has participated two times earlier in Rye Bikefestival and looks forward to participating this year as well, above all a good fight for the UCI S1 points.
Name: Mário Luis Miranda da Costa
Yearclass : 12th year – sports technique
Cycle club: AXPO/Firstbike team / Vila do Conde
Number of times participated in Kalas Rye Bikefestival: 2 times, in the races 2017 and 2018.
Earlier wins: 7 times national champion, 6 times Portugal cup winner.
What do you especially prefer in Kalas Rye Bikefestival?
I like Rye Bikefestival because it is a race in pure natural surroundings and for sure with amazing trails.
What part of the course do you prefer ?
That’s a difficult question…but the rocky parts in the short track are a real challenge in every lap.
When did you start your active mountain biking career and what was it that trigged you to start?
The nature and the challenge to ride fast.
What is your most important goal for the season 2019?
Top 20 in World Cup, National champion and collecting points for The Olympics.
Which person would you like to challenge to race at the Rye Bikefestival this year? Why?
Vlad Dascalu, my team mate last year. He really enjoys trails like the ones in Kalas Rye Bikefestival.