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The UCI Mountain Bike World Championship has become the new home for the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

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the International Cycling Federation (UCI) and Discovery Warner Bros (WBD) has unveiled the new UCI Mountain Bike World Series, which will include the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup for the Olympic Games cross country (XCO), short track cross country (XCC), cross country marathon (XCM), downhill (DHI) and enduro (EDR). ) and E-enduro (E-EDR).

The UCI Mountain Bike World Series will bring together all of the major mountain bike formats under one brand for the first time. The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup will be the culmination of this new structure, which will enable all formats to thrive independently but also sit side by side on specific rides and give athletes and teams extra exposure.

A statement from the UCI added that the UCI Mountain Bike World Series will also offer opportunities for amateurs and those seeking to break into the elite stage.

Amateur XCM, EDR and E-EDR racing in certain events will enable amateurs to compete alongside their sporting champions, while providing a clear path for aspiring athletes in pursuit of qualifying points to advance to the elite ranks. “.

This alignment of formats and racing will be on display in September in Les Gets, Morzine and Châtel (France), which hosts the first ten-day UCI Mountain Bike World Series Festival. Featuring all the major UCI Mountain Bike World Cup formats, as well as amateur racing, the festival aims to set a benchmark for this new era of mountain bike racing.

With one of the world’s largest sports broadcasters behind the UCI Mountain Bike World Series, there will be more live coverage and more ways to follow the race. UCI World Cup XCO, XCC and DHI events from the UCI Mountain Bike World Series will be available live and on demand on Discover+, the Eurosport app and globally on GCN+.

The UCI World Cup XCM, EDR and E-EDR will benefit from in-depth highlights at each round. More viewing methods will be announced in the coming months.

UCI President David Lappartient said: “The global popularity of mountain bikes is growing, and by bringing together all of its major formats as well as racing for elite and amateur riders in one major series, we will increase the appeal of this discipline.

“With a festival atmosphere, blend of races and expanded live coverage, the UCI Mountain Bike World Series offers a fresh and engaging experience for seasoned athletes and fans and newcomers to the mountain bike community.”

“By creating a single global platform that unites major racing formats with UCI World Cup status for the first time, the new UCI Mountain Bike World Series will also allow for the integration and growth of amateur, track and festival events for the UCI World Cup races,” said Chris Paul, CEO of event organizer ESO Sports. .

“Our long-term goal is to elevate the major racing formats of the UCI World Cup Championships, and to take athletes and teams to a new level. We also want to maintain the ability to entertain and engage mountain bikers at all levels. The future is incredibly exciting, and we are honored to usher in a new era of Sports “.

ESO Sports is an event organization specializing in major mountain bike races and festivals. Founded in 2012, ESO Sports owns the UCI Mountain Bike World Series Championship and presents the major formats for the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup.

From 2012 to 2022, ESO Sports owned and operated the Enduro World Series, before its climb to the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup from 2023. In 2023, ESO Sports will also present cross-country and mountain bike racing in 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.

www.uci.ch
www.endurosportsorganisation.com
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