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
My name is Kostis Xirogiannis and I was born in 1979 in Athens. I started cycling at the age of 5 years and started in the age of 12 races with BMX in Italy for one year.
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