VLAD DASCALU: WORLD CHAMPION, EUROPEAN CHAMPION AND WORLD CUP SERIES LEADER - The strong Romanian rider is the new face of MTB, and he wears Sidi shoes.

He has been performing like a matador in the World Cup and is also the European Champion; now he has become the World Champion as well. We are talking about Vlad Dascalu, a rising star in the mountain bike universe. He is 21 years old, was born in Rumania but is a Spanish resident. He rides for the Brujula Bike Racing Team, a Spanish formation that is sponsored by Sidi. 

In this 2019 season, his talent has really skyrocketed. The Romanian rider is dominating the Under23 class. Vlad is an important name that strikes fear, recalling the famous “bloody warlord” and Rumanian national hero Vlad Tepes. Our own Vlad Dascalu has definitely started to intimidate his adversaries on race tracks throughout the world. First, there are his victories in the World Cup series, where he is leading the standings with one race left, having already obtained four successes (Nove Mesto, Andorra, Les Gets and Val di Sole); then there is the European title he captured at Brno last July; and now he is wearing the symbol of his most important accomplishment, the rainbow World Champion’s jersey, which he won in Quebec, Canada, at Mont-Sainte-Anne.

The young Romanian rider’s test at the World Championships will be one to remember. In fact, in the Under23 race in Canada, Vlad put all his adversaries in line, coming over the finish line well ahead of his closest competition, Switzerland’s Filippo Colombo, who was second at + 1:57” and Vital Albin, third at +2:06”.

Once again, Sidi is enjoying the satisfaction of having found a new young talent and carried him to success. Vlad Dascalu proudly wears the Sidi MTB Tiger Srs Carbon shoes. Lightweight, resistant, highly performing and with an appealing design and eye-catching graphics, this shoe has been confirmed as the top model in the Sidi collection for “fat-tyre” riding.

This is an historic prize, since this is the first Romanian gold medal in the 30-year history of the Mountain Bike World Championships. For Vlad Dascalu, this win is also worth a direct pass to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. It’s a victory that is likely to see him grow and continue inspiring.


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