MOUNTAIN BIKE – UCI MTB Eliminator WC

City Mountainbike reveals the UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Cup calendar for 2020

City Mountainbike revealed the dates of the 2020 UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Cup, with 7 rounds in 7 countries spread between March and September. The biggest change to the calendar is the addition of Dubai (UAE) as season opener. Winterberg (Germany) is set to be the final race of the 2020 season.

MOUNTAIN BIKE – UCI MTB Eliminator WC

Dates & locations announced for the 2020 UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Cup

City Mountainbike revealed the dates of the 2020 UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Cup, with 7 rounds in 7 countries spread between March and September. The biggest change to the calendar is the addition of Dubai (UAE) as season opener. Winterberg (Germany) is set to be the final race of the 2020 season.

The 2020 UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Cup will travel to 7 cities, which runs from March to September. The 2020 UCI World Cup concludes with the finals to be held at the end of September in Winterberg (Germany). Italy’s young gun Gaia Tormena and French rider Hugo Briatta were the stand-out performers of the UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Cup last year and claimed the overall title in the female and male categories.

TAKE ME THERE

Season opener in the Middle East

With only one newcomer, Dubai (UAE) is the inaugural city to welcome 2020 UCI World Cup on March 6th. The city of the Middle East has staged several  cycling major events but will welcome a Cross-Country Eliminator (XCE) race for the first time at the heart  of the city. Many riders have already experienced an entertaining race course at the test event, which was held at Dubai City Walk, last December.

The 2020 season will then continue once again in Spain with Barcelona staging the second round of the UCI World Cup (March 28) at the infamous Park Montjuic. After a successful stop last year in Villard-de-Lans in France, the hilly village will be honoured to welcome the country’s defending UCI World Champion Titouan Perrin-Ganier. The three-time UCI rainbow jersey holder  is still on the hunt for his first UCI World Cup. Will he be the one to beat on Friday, June 5 in Villard-de-Lans?

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Big block of racing in August

The UCI World Cup will then cross the border into Belgium for round four in Waregem which will take place on Friday, August 14, followed by Valkenswaard (The Netherlands) two days later on August 16. Waregem hosted last year’s UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Championships and continues to show its interest in having the world’s best riders battling for the overall classification, so will Valkenswaard transform its square to a beloved mountain bike scene.

Graz in Austria will welcome the penultimate leg of the UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Cup on August 29 and will host a UCI World Cup for the third time, after making its first appearance in 2018.

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Winterberg to host the finals

Winterberg (Germany) will be the last stop of the season. A hotspot for cycling enthusiasts, Winterberg has been a valuable asset from the very beginning, featuring every year a different but challenging race course. The final event of 2020 will take place on Sunday, September 27. Who will win this year’s title?

THE BIG FINAL
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Exciting races ahead

City Mountainbike is proud to announce the 2020 race schedule:

“We will again see some thrilling races on several terrains. The expansion of our community has brought us to cities that are well-known in mountain bike. We are very grateful to have a common long-term vision with the UCI and our committed organisers to deliver a perfect combination of high-level racing and public interest”, concludes City Mountainbike.

Find out more about the UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Cup at www.citymountainbike.com

Don’t miss out on this season’s exciting races!

2020 UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Cup calendar

Round 1 – 06.03.2020 – Dubai, UAE
Round 2 – 28.03.2020 – Barcelona, Spain
Round 3 – 05.06.2020 – Villard-de-Lans, France
Round 4 – 14.08.2020 – Waregem, Belgium
Round 5 – 16.08.2020 – Valkenswaard, The Netherlands
Round 6 – 29.08.2020 – Graz, Austria
7th & final round – 27.09.2020 – Winterberg, Germany

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