Brazil is one of the countries where the love for mountain biking has been growing the most in recent years, as we could see in the last World Cup that was held there. And there is no doubt that Henrique Avancini has largely contributed to making this happen.

To return the affection to his fans, the Brazilian decided that a large part of his last races as a professional would be in his country and the first of them was in a test of the Brazilian XCO Cup, in Itaipava.

Avancini took the victory of what will presumably be his last XCO race in Brazil and he did it in a sprint and ahead of his teammate Ulan Bastos Galinski.

You could say that Brazilian Henrique Avancini is enjoying his last races as a professional mountain bike cyclist. This time he was in the XCO test in Itaipava, in Brazil, a UCI test where he won and he did so in front of a dedicated audience.

This is how emotional Avancini said goodbye:

“Last race at home. I always took racing in Brazil very seriously, even after winning world-class events. Today was more about sharing the moment with people than racing for a result. It’s been a special day!”

We remember that Avancini announced his definitive retirement from mountain biking on October 28 and will do so at the Brasil Ride, but before that he will also be at the XCM Snowshoe World Cup and the MTB Festival. In all these events he will compete with the newly won XCM World Champion rainbow jersey.