Race Info


Race format

The Cross-country eliminator (XCE) is a new mountain bike race format in which four riders compete against each other in each heat, similar to Four-cross. The two fastest riders get to the next round while the two slower riders are eliminated from the race.

The format differs from the classic cross-country race both in its sprint character and the separation of the race into heats. The 500m - 1000m short track itself is similar to XC tracks, going both uphill and downhill.



Sunday, 7th April 2019

8:00 - 9:00 Rider Confirmation & number pick-up

8:30 - 9:30 Unofficial training

9:00 Team Managers meeting

10:00 Individual time trial for seeding - 1 Loop of the course

Heats will begin 15 minutes after the last rider finishes the classification time trial (1/32 – 1/16 – 1/8 – 1/4 – 1/2 – Final). The heats will start in the reverse order of the categories list (Race 11) -> Race 1) (See below)



  1. Men Elite: Born in 2002 or earlier (17+)

  2. Women Elite: Born in 2002 or earlier (17+)

  3. Boys: Born between 2003 & 2005 (U15 & U17)

  4. Girls: Born between 2003 & 2005 (U15 & U17)

  5. Boys A1: Born between 2008 & 2009

  6. Girls A1: Born between 2008 & 2009

  7. Boys A2: Born between 2006 & 2007

  8. Girls A2: Born between 2006 & 2007

  9. Men Open: Licensed Masters born after 1984 & Men without licence born before 2002 & after 1984

  10. Women Open: Licensed Masters & Women without licence born before 2002

  11. Masters Men Open: Men without licence & Licenced Masters born before 1983

    Note 1: Masters holding a cycling license can choose to race either at Elite or Open categories

    Note 2: A minimum of 8 participants is required in each category. In case of fewer riders the organiser in co-operation with the Race Commissaire can merge categories.


participation package / prizes

The cost for licensed riders will be according to the rules of Cyprus Cycling Federation.

The cost for Open categories will be €10 ( + €10 for day licence).

The cost for the Academy categories will be €5.

The top 3 riders of each category will be awarded.


Technical guide

Click below to read the complete technical guide.

The Course

Lefkara Eliminator 2019

All categories will compete on the same route.

The route will cover a 1km distance through natural and artificial obstacles, in Lefkara Municipality roads. Speed, agility and technical expertise are required to combat the obstacles successfully. The finish line will be close to the start line.

Lefkara Village



Lefkara is where the Cypriot folk needlecraft art is born - the famous “lefkaritiko” - which the reputation of has gone beyond the frontiers of Cyprus and has become known in most of the European countries but not only there.

Lefkara owes its welfare and prosperity as always spotted to this needlecraft art and to its trade launched in the late 19th century, flourishing during the 20th century first thirty years.



The village is situated at the foot of the Troodos Mountains in the south eastern region, 650m above sea level, 45 km from Nicosia, 30 km from the Larnaca airport and just 12 km from the Nicosia – Limassol highway.

It is not really far from the sea, yet, it is located high enough for the moist air coming in from the sea to get dry by the time it reaches the village.

Therefore, Lefkara becomes an excellent destination during summer time because of the relatively low humidity from May to October and also the mild temperatures in the region.

For more information visit https://www.lefkaravillage.com



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