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2010 MTB World Cup calendar released

The 2010 UCI mountain bike World Cup will open on April 24 at Dalby Forest in Great Britain, a new venue for the sport’s premier series. The event will include only cross-country racing, and is aimed at promoting the sport in the lead-up to the 2012 Olympics in London.   “The idea was to take the cross-country away from Fort William (Scotland) but leave the downhill and four-cross there, then bring (the cross-country) in England so the local media could latch onto it,” said Simon Burney, a technical delegate with the UCI.  

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By Fred Dreier

The 2010 UCI mountain bike World Cup will open on April 24 at Dalby Forest in Great Britain, a new venue for the sport’s premier series. The event will include only cross-country racing, and is aimed at promoting the sport in the lead-up to the 2012 Olympics in London.  

“The idea was to take the cross-country away from Fort William (Scotland) but leave the downhill and four-cross there, then bring (the cross-country) in England so the local media could latch onto it,” said Simon Burney, a technical delegate with the UCI.  

The 2010 series will stop at traditional venues such as Houffalize, Belgium; Offenburg, Germany; Fort William, Scotland; and Schladming, Austria. Next year will see the debut of World Cup venues in Val di Sole, Italy; Dalby Forest and Windham, New York.  

The 2010 calendar also includes the European Continental cross-country championships, held in Haifa, Israel, from July 7-10 and the Marathon cross-country world championships, held in St. Wendel, Germany, on August 8.

The 2010 calendar finishes with the UCI world championships, held in Mont-Ste-Anne, Quebéc, from August 31-September 5.

2010 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Calendar

 

  • April 24-25 Dalby Forest, Great Britain (XC)
  • May 1-2 Houffalize, Belgium (XC, 4X)
  • May 15-16 Maribor, Slovenia (DH, 4X)
  • May 22-23 Offenburg, Germany (XC)
  • June 5-6 Fort William, Great Britain (DH, 4X)
  • June 19-20 Schladming, Austria (DH/4X)
  • July 24-25 Champery, Switzerland (XC, DH)
  • July 31-August 1 Val di Sole, Italy (XC, DH, 4X)
  • August 28-29 Windham, USA (XC, DH, 4X)