Márton Dina, before the 285 km of Yorkshire: “It’s the first time I’m going to face such a distance”
2019 World Cycling Championships
Yorkshire (Great Britain), from 22 to 29 September
Hungary is one of the countries that will start on Sunday 29 September with only one representative in the pack who will fight for the rainbow jersey and that man will be a cyclist of the Kometa Cycling Team continental. Márton Dina will face the 285 km race (something more, given a long neutralised start) between Leeds and the demanding Harrogate circuit where the new world cycling champion will be known.
A demanding route, complex, 180 kilometers through the County where there are plenty of climbs (Kidstones, Buttertubs, Grinton Moor) and then seven laps to follow the complex Harrogate circuit. “It’s the first time I’m going to face a similar distance,” says Dina.
“I have been training very hard these last few weeks in order to get there very well. In the last week and a half I have done three training sessions of more than six hours. I think, for the moment, that’s going to be my limit. I still have to evaluate with the coach Zsolt Der how we are going to face the race, but maybe the objective could be to be in the good breakaway”, adds the Magyar cyclist.
Dina will not be the only rider of the continental team of the Alberto Contador Foundation present in Great Britain, although he will be the only one in the absolute race. Michel Ries from Luxembourg and, maybe yet, Stefano Oldani from Italy will take part in the long-distance race in the U23 category, which will be held on Friday 27 over 187 kilometres. On Tuesday 24, on 30 kilometres between Ripon and Harrogate, the Italian Antonio Puppio will fight for the ‘archobalene’ in the time trial modality of the U23 category.