In January, Costa Blanca Bike Race was dominated by Jan Skarnitzl (MITAS Trek Team) with Sergio Mantecon who defended their 2017 title. Women category was won by Rebecca McConnell and Raiza Goulao Henrique from team Primaflor Mondraker powered by Mitas tires.
March began with the first round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup 2018 in Stellenbosch (South Africa) where Maja Wloszczowska from Kross Racing Team finished 5th followed by her teammate and current reigning World Champion Jolanda Neff.
Just one week after Stellenbosch race, the world’s most famous MTB stage race ABSA Cape Epic started in Cape Town (South Africa), Mitas bike tires having been the Official Tire Supplier. After 8 days of tough racing, Mitas rider Ondrej Fojtik together with former marathon World Champion Massimo Debertolis won the Master category. Also, the Brazilian Raiza Goulao Henrigue finished in TOP 5 in Women with her partner while they managed to win the last stage.
Later in April, Raiza reached her carrier pinnacle and became the Pan-American Champion!
The last major event in April took riders on beautiful islands of Croatia for the Mitas 4 Islands race. Despite of the wet and cold weather of the first days, Mitas riders dominated the classification in every stage. Overall winners were Filip Adel and Michal Kanera (Team Mitas) followed by Fabian Giger and Bartlomiej Wawak (Kross Racing Team). In women field, Mitas riders Vendula Kuntova and Lenka Fridrichova from the Czech Ghost Team finished second in GC.