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Leuven welcomes the Worlds

The Belgian city is ready to welcome the 2020 UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Championships on Sunday, August 23

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Glenn Peeters Waregem 72DPI Logo 146

Leuven welcomes the Worlds

The Belgian city is ready to welcome the 2020 UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Championships on Sunday, August 23. It will be the city’s second world class event in a row, as Leuven will also stage a round of the 2021 UCI World Cup.

For the second year in a row, a Belgian city – following Waregem in 2019 – will welcome the UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Championships. Two rainbow jerseys will be at stake for the women and men Elite on Sunday, August 23 in Leuven. The event will also be the ideal approach to promote Leuven as hosting city of the UCI World Cup, which will be held a year after the Championships.

About MTB Eliminator

Mountain Bike Eliminator is a fast-moving, dynamic, action-packed format in which four riders race in heats on technical tracks featuring obstacles such as jumps and bridges. Competitions begin with a qualifying heat that takes the form of an individual timed lap of the circuit, as a result of which the fastest 32 men and 16 women qualify for the main competition. The fastest two riders in each heat thereafter qualify for the next round, with the format continuing until only four riders remain to contest the final. Heats are contested over a distance of one kilometre (two 500-metre laps), with races lasting for between 90 seconds and two minutes.

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