Posted by Editoress on 07/13/12
In 2013, the RockyRoads UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano will comprise eight or nine rounds, each in a different country.
The season will include seven downhill (DHI) rounds, six Olympic cross-country (XCO) and five cross-country eliminator (XCE).
In total, eight rounds in eight different countries have been confirmed. A ninth round could take place in China but this is awaiting validation after the test event scheduled for the end of September.
The confirmed venues are:
-Nove Mesto (CZE): For the third time on the calendar, it was voted best XCO event in its first year on the World Cup calendar (2011). It is widely recognised and appreciated for its technical circuit and its facilities (it is a biathlon and cross-country venue).
-Fort William (GBR): It is the 11th year in the World Cup for this Scottish town which also hosted the 2007 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships. The atmosphere is legendary thanks to a large and particularly enthusiastic public.
-Willingen (GER): 2012 marks a return to the calendar after seven years’ absence. The World Cup round will be part of a large annual festival with events for the whole family, 200 exhibitors and more than 30,000 visitors over three days.
-Val di Sole (ITA): Organiser of the 2008 Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships and member of the World Cup calendar since 2010, Val di Sole will see a return of the XCO after a break from this format in 2012.
-Vallnord (AND): This small nation in the eastern Pyrenees returns to the calendar after an absence of three years.
-Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN): This Canadian resort hasn’t missed an edition of the World Cup since its creation in 1991, with the exception of 1998 and 2010 when it hosted the World Championships.
-Hafjell (NOR): This is its second year on the calendar and its first as host of the cross-country events. It will be the final round for XCO and XCE.
-Leogang (AUT): One of the venues of the 2012 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, Leogang will host the final DHI round, widely recognised by the specialists of the discipline.
|25-26 May||UCI World Cup XCO/XCE Round 1||Nove Mesto Na Morave (CZE)|
|08-09 June||CDM UCI DHI Manche 1 / UCI World Cup DHI Round 1||Fort William (GBR)|
|15-16 June||UCI World Cup XCO/XCE/DHI Round 2||Willingen (GER)|
|20-23 June||European Continental Championships XCO||Europ|
|29-30 June||UCI Marathon World Championships||Kirchberg (AUT)|
|20-21 July||National Championships XCO/DHI/4X WE 29||World Wide|
|27-28 July||UCI World Cup XCO/XCE/DHI Round 3||Val Di Sole (ITA)|
|03-04 August||UCI World Cup XCO/XCE/DHI Round 4||Vallnord (AND)|
|10-11 August||UCI World Cup XCO/DHI Round 5||Mont Sainte Anne (CAN)|
|21-25 August||Masters Worlds||Pietermaritzberg (RSA)|
|26 August 1 September||XCO/XCE/DHI/4X UCI World Championships||Pietermaritzberg (RSA)|
|14-15 September||UCI World Cup XCO/XCE/DHI Round 6/5/6||Hafjell (NOR)|
|21-22 September||UCI World Cup DHI Round 7||Leogang (AUT)|
|21-22 September||National Championships XCM||World Wide|
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