The 7th Vatternrundan China International Tourism Festival Yanbian will be held on Sunday, September 16. Nearly a thousand riders will participate in this unique border cycling event. As the capital of the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, Yanji once again plays the role of host city, convenient transportation conditions and attractive Korean cuisine, it attracts a large number of bicycle lovers from all over the world to participate in this race every year. The end of this year’s competition will be located in Tumen City near the North Korean border.
This year, Vatternrundan China not only hit a new high in the number of participants, but the level of the participants is also the highest in history. To win this year’s men’s and women’s championships is not easy, riders must defeat many well-known and powerful opponents. The defending champion Lan Xiaoguang continued to participate in this competition to defend his championship honor. In addition to the top riders in the country, Lan Xiaoguang also has to beat Jambaljamts Sainbayar, the second place in overall in last year’s Yunnan Granfondo and the Champion in Genghis Khan Grassland MTB in 2016. At the same time, the aggressive Russian team should not be underestimated. Evgenii Vitmanovskii, the winner of 2018 Changchun forest MTB, and his compatriots DENIS OKUNEV, KONSTANTIN SALIUKOV and others are coming for the championship, which makes the race very exciting.
Last year’s men’s and women’s Championships were won by Chinese riders, and this year’s absence of women’s defending champion Li Jiujin will greatly increase the chances of winning by Russian riders. However, due to the fact that the registration is not over yet, it is still full of suspense.
Xiaoguang Lan Russian rider were climbing