Calendar for UCI mountain bike World Cup released – The Durango Herald

The first XCO tournament is scheduled for May 12-14 in the Czech Republic

Durango’s Christopher Blevins competes in the 2020 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Leogang, Austria. The Word Cup will return to Leogang June 30-July 2. (Rob Jones/USA Cycling)

The Union Cyclist Internationale and Warner Bros. Discovery recently announced the full calendar for the 2023 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup.

One of the highlights of the calendar is the cycle hosted in Haute-Savoie, France, bringing together all types of mountain bikes for the first time in the history of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. The Olympic National Championships (XCO), Small National Championships (XCC) and Downhill (DHI) will take place in Les Gets, where the national marathon (XCM), enduro (EDR) and E-enduro (EDR)-E) events will be held in Châtel and Morzine. Organized over 10 days, including two weekends from September 7 to 17, the event will bring together the world’s mountain bike community.

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“We still have the image and atmosphere of the 2022 UCI Mountain Bike World Championship and Les hopes to return to Haute-Savoie next year for the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup,” said UCI President David Lappartient. This area has hosted the UCI World Championships of training several times, as well as two editions of the UCI Mountain Bike World Championship, which shows its strong commitment to our sport. In the context of Les Gets, which will bring together all the main bike series, we will benefit again from the fantastic meeting and the enthusiastic reception that reflects the region of Haute-Savoie, which will also welcome the second edition of the UCI Cycling World. Competition in 2027.”

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Four riders from Durango competed in the World Cup last year. Christopher Blevins and Savilia Blunk both raced in the elite category while Riley Amos and Ruh Holcomb raced in the U23.

The 2023 calendar has 13 stops, including eight with national training courses, starting with two enduro races in Australia March 25-26 and April 1-2.

The first XCO, XCC and XCM races will be held on May 12-14 in Nové Mesto Na Morave, Czech Republic.

The XCO and XCC calendars also include stops June 3-4 in Lenzerheide, Switzerland; June 15-18 in Leogang, Austria; June 30-July 2 in Val de Sole Trentino, Italy; August 25-27 in Pal Arinsal, Andorra; September 7-17 in Les Gets, France; Sept. 28-Oct. 1 in Snowshoe, West Virginia and then Oct. 6-8 in Mont-Saint-Anne, Canada.

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As part of the UCI’s commitment to the WBD for mass participation programs and the creation of a path for the popular sport, novice races will be offered for EDR and XCM this season. Four rounds of XCM will be open for participation with no qualifications required.

In June 2022, the UCI mandated the WBD to use an eight-year contract to promote and promote cycling. WBD will deploy its resources and expertise, particularly through Discovery Sports Events and ESO Sports, to promote mountain biking and bring it to a global audience. This innovation brings a different emphasis and technique to mountain bike training.


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