DPA cyclo-cross team was established on October 13, 2011 by DPA in cooperation with one of the all-time most prominent Latvian racer Piziks. The team is based in Latvia and will take part in highest rank competitions - World Cup competitions, most popular cyclo-cross serials in Europe, European and World Championships. DPA believes that this is going to be a long-term cooperation. Both parties hope to attract to cyclo-cross many interested people in Latvia and thus promote this sport.
Cyclo-cross is a form of bicycle racing. Races typically take place in the autumn and winter (the international or "World Cup" season is October–February), and consists of many laps of a short (2.5–3.5 km or 1.5–2 mile) course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry the bike while navigating the obstruction and remount. Races for senior categories are generally between 30 minutes and an hour long, with the distance varying depending on the ground conditions. The sport is strongest in the traditional road cycling countries such as Belgium (and Flanders in particular), France and the Netherlands.
DPA Cyclo-cross Team:
- Lelde Ardava ( Latvia)
- Madara Furmane ( Latvia)
- Matīss Preimanis ( Latvia)
- Ernests Benhens- Bēkens (Latvia)
- Laura Braziulytė (Lithuania)
- Martynas Bliakevičius (Lithuania)