International skating field with participants from 13 nations in the heart of Brittany
On Sunday afternoon, the world’s top skaters from 13 nations will compete for points in the second race for the WORLD INLINE CUP 2016 - five nations more than in 2015.
The Powerslide Matter World Team with Bart Swings (BEL), the winner of the first WIC race almost a week ago in Incheon, Korea, Peter Michael (NZL) and Felix Rijhnen (GER) who achieved the triple in Incheon last weekend will battle for victory in the beautiful city of Rennes. Here they will meet the EOSkates World Team with local matadors such as Nolan Beddiaf, Ewen Fernandez and Guillaume de Mallevoue as well as successful skaters from the X-Tech Team such as Jakob Ulreich and Christian Kromoser from Austria supported by the French top skater Elton de Souza. Alexander Bastidas from Venezuela, skating for the Pure Athletes by Cuncu Boots Team, who was fourth in Incheon will also join this second race of the WIC. With more than 2,000 participants and 25,000 spectators to be expected, the 34th edition of “Rennes sur Roulettes” will be another highlight.
In the women’s race, Katharina Rumpus (GER) of the Powerslide Matter World Team, due to the injury of Mannon Kamminga, has to skate all alone against the Cadomotus Team with Lisa van der Geest and Sharon Hendriks (both NED) and Francesca and Giulia Lollobrigida (ITA) as well as further top skaters from four countries.
This year the race will take the skaters on 18 challenging laps of 2.3 km through the centre of the beautiful Breton capital city. In the new start area in Rue d’Isly and along the track again thousands of spectators will follow the athletes compete for WIC points.
Watch the WORLD INLINE CUP in Rennes – Live Online Stream this Sunday
Those interested in the Inline Sport who cannot be on-site can follow the skating event on the WIC homepage. A live stream of the WORLD INLINE CUP Marathon will be live from 03:30 to 05:10 pm.
WIC Calendar 2016
The next stage of the WORLD INLINE CUP will take the international skating elite to Bourgogne. On Sunday, June 12th, the city of Dijon will host the third WIC race of the season. The fourth leg of the series will be held in Ostrava, Czech Republic on 18th June. The WIC Season 2016 will culminate in the combined finals of the WIC and GIC on 24th September in Berlin