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Sparkassen Mountain Bike Festival 2014 offers MTB scene a platform in Stuttgart

  • Mountain bike Olympic champion Sabine Spitz is competing in the Bosch eBike Race
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  • March 19, 2014
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Stuttgart/Reutlingen, Germany – Spectacular leaps, breath-taking stunts and a wide range of races are all part of the promise of the Sparkassen Mountain Bike Festival, to be held from 28 to 30 March 2014 in Stuttgart's Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Hall. The Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour (FMB) with silver event status is bringing the international freeriding scene to Stuttgart. Race feeling is guaranteed. The Cross Country Eliminator, the LBS Mountain Bike Cup, the Corporate Race and the Bosch eBike Race testify to the variety of cycling races over the three days of the festival. One competitor will be Germany's mountain bike Olympic gold medallist Sabine Spitz, who is competing in the eMountain Bike race with additional “tailwind”.

Olympic champion competes in Bosch eBike Race
For friends of speed on two wheels there is a premiere with a difference on Sunday, 30 March. At 13:30 hours the Bosch eBike Race will start with high-calibre contestants. They include mountain bike professional Sabine Spitz, who is ready for the eBike challenge. “It is naturally a very special event when a world-class biker like Sabine Spitz, who has won several Olympic medals, competes in an eMountain Bike race. Other top athletes and teams will be in there with her to show just what can be done with an eBike,” says Claus Fleischer, head of the Bosch eBike Systems product division.

The eBike race is immediately followed by the finals of the individual dirt jump competition.

Big names in the MTB scene sound out the frontiers of physics
In the kick-off event of the Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour (FMB), the most important date on the freeride mountain biker's calendar, the Sparkassen Mountain Bike Festival has a real highlight in its programme. Big names in the MTB scene such as the exceptionally talented German biker Peter Henke and last year's FMB World Tour winner Sam Pilgrim of the UK and his fellow-countryman Sam Reynolds are sounding out the frontiers of physics in the dirt jump event.
The Cross Country Eliminator also features big names. As in cross-country skiing or snowboarding, from the last 16 on, four bikers compete against each other on a highly demanding course. In Stuttgart they will include Nadine Rieder and Andy Eyring, both of whom are among the world's current foremost mountain bikers.

MTB goes eBike
Innovations that are well worth taking a look at will be on show at the dealers' and manufacturers' stands at the bicycle show in the adjacent exhibition halls. They will include eMountain Bikes with the latest Bosch drive systems and they can be put through their paces on an eBike test course.
That is a good opportunity to try out for yourself the additional “tailwind” and discover the unique feeling that riding an eBike gives you. Should you have any questions about eBikes and eMountain Bikes, trained personnel will be there are the expo to advise and answer them.

For further information and details of the full programme
of Sparkassen Mountain Bike Festival events visit:
www.sparkassen-mountainbike-festival.de

For more about Bosch eBike Systems visit:
www.bosch-ebike.de

About Bosch eBike Systems
A new generation of bikes is taking town and country by storm and is already a part of eve-ryday life. eBikes are a modern means of transport for modern people: people in a hurry and people who prefer to take it easy, the fit and the comfort lovers, commuters and pleasure cyclists and, of course, young and old. The tailwind of technology-leading eBikes made by what are already more than 50 leading brands in Europe is powered by components that Bosch is developing to perfection. The Bosch portfolio ranges from the highly efficient drive unit (motor and gearbox) and high-quality batteries to a smart on-board and cycle computer that can be used intuitively. Perfect coordination of components holds the key to typical Bosch performance in terms of both comfort and efficiency. Like other Bosch products, the eBike systems benefit from the Bosch Group’s technology and production know-how. From conception and engineering to manufacturing, marketing and after-sales service, Bosch eBike Systems constantly set new standards for the eBike industry. The Bosch Group’s experience in the areas of electric motors, sensor technology, displays and lithium-ion batteries ensures that Bosch eBike systems use technology that is invented for life and that eBike users have their fun.

For more information please visit www.bosch-ebike.de

About Bosch
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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