The Greek MTB Champion Ilias Periklis dominated the field on today’s third stage of the 14th Alpentour Trophy, with 73 kilometres via the Türlwand Hut and Brandalm the longest leg. Periklis won ahead of the Austrian Alban Lakata who moved up to second place in the general classification due to a mechanical of Urs Huber. And a young rider from Lower Austria was on fire, racing right at the front of the field with the world class mountain bikers in Schladming. Continue reading
The event combined 41 km of mountain biking and 23 km of mountain running in the central region of the country.
The team sponsored by BH performed great in an event that drew Greece’s best bikers and runners – nearly 400 bikers and over 250 runners –, who were at all times cheered on by the crowd.
MBIKE-BH Team had two bikers on the podium: Lazopoulou (women) and Psomopoulos (running & biking). The rest of the team arrived in top spots too: Skordas, 5th (men), Papanastasiou, 13th (rider, men), Vergopoulos, 17th (rider, men), Dardas 30th (men).
My name is Psomopoulos Lazaros. I was born on 1 February 1983. From young age I have been involved with sports. I’ve done six years technical swimming, participated in national championships in the 50m area piers and relays. At the same time I got involved with cycling, but I also enjoy hiking, skiing and anything to do with the mountain. Continue reading
After completing my studies I stayed permanently in the United Kingdom where I started again the racing, in cyclocross. For years I was a member of the ERC team ( http://www.edinburghrc.co.uk/ ) in Scottish cyclocross championship ( http://www.scottishcyclocross.org.uk/ ) with great success. Since 2010 I got involved in the Greek cycling championship (MTB and Road), in duathlon competitions and in 2011 I will participate in races of world cyclocross championship. In all of these I trusted the experience of my coach Stamatis Romas to organize my training program.
At the same time in 2011, I started running races both road (long distance) and trail with the guidance of my coach Stamatis Romas, with an impressive improvement in just 6 months. My improved fitness and the racing level are due solely to him. It is worth noting that I have not had any injury so it makes sense to blindly trust his program!
My new sponsor is the company “Handmade CSS Design” depicted in the first photo below.
Important moments in recent years are:
- 2011 Participation / finish in Paris-Roubaix Challenge
- 2010 Mugdock Cross (Scottish Cyclocross): 3rd position
- 2009 participation / finish in the London-Edinburgh-London (LEL)1400 km
- Tzoumerka Feat 2011 (13km trail): 4 th position
- 4th Evrytaneios (20km): 7 th in 30-39 class
- 3rd Andandeios (asphalt /trail 17km): 8th in 30-39 class
- 27th sacrifice tour of Distomo 11.2 km: 6th in 30-39 class