MTB World Champs leaves R3 billion indelible print on PMB
After the dust has settled and the bike wheels stop turning the local organising committee of the UCI Mountain Bike Masters and MTB and Trials World Championships triggered an economic boom for the city of Pietermaritzburg and its broader regional economy worth R3 billion in direct economic activity and media exposure.
Minnaar’s gold the perfect World Champs closer
Hometown hero Greg Minnaar became only the third person in history to win a world championship on home soil, successfully defended his elite men’s downhill title at a Cascades MTB park in a state of euphoria and frenzied celebration, bringing down the curtain on the historic and hugely successful two weeks of mountain biking action.
Golden success for Atherton at Worlds
World number one Rachel Atherton of Great Britain proved precisely why she has been the one the rest of the globe’s top elite women downhillers have been chasing all year as she destroyed the competition en route to her gold medal and world title at the UCI MTB & Trials World Championships at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday afternoon.
The fairytale becomes reality for Minnaar in PMB
Greg Minnaar, become only the third rider to win a men’s downhill World Championship title on home soil when the Pietermaritzburg local hero won an emotionally charged final in front of tens of thousands of fans at the Cascades MTB Park.
Van der Ploeg ploughs his way to Eliminator gold
Australian Paul Van der Ploeg snatched the gold medal in the men’s final of the cross country eliminator at the UCI MTB and Trials world Championships with a daring inside move on the first corner, while Swedish rider Alexandra Engen dominated from start to finish to claim the women’s title ahead of the Swiss duo of Jolanda Neff and Linda Indergand.
French dominate in 26” Trials final
It was the French who controlled the finals of the men’s Elite 26” Trials on a crisp evening at the Cascades MTB Park when they managed to grab first and second with Vincent Hermance dethroning Gilles Coustellier as the World Champion on Saturday.
Indomitable Schurter claims back to back world titles
World Champion Nino Schurter (Switzerland) reigned supreme in the battle of the titans that took place at Cascades MTB Park late on Sunday afternoon as mouth-watering action of the elite men’s cross country event of the UCI MTB & Trials World Championships unfolded in front of thousands of vocal and enthusiastic supporters that flooded the Pietermaritzburg facility.
Bresset goes back to back at World Champs in PMB
Defending women’s Cross Country World Champion Julie Bresset of France repeated her feat of last year when she held off a relentless onslaught from Polish rider Maja Wloszczowska to claim the gold medal and title of World Champion in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday.
Smith and Atherton gain psychological advantage ahead of downhill shootout
With the globe’s mountain biking community eagerly counting down the hours to the start of Sunday’s men’s and women’s downhill events of the 2013 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships, Saturday morning saw Canadian Steve Smith and Rachel Atherton of Great Britain post the fastest times of the official timed runs in the men’s and women’s categories respectively.
When it rains it pours for Spain in Men’s 20” Trials finals
It was a frantic afternoon of Trials riding at the Cascades MTB Park on Friday where rain played a degree of havoc with the riders in the junior and elite men’s 20” final as two Spaniards Bernat Seuba and Abel Mustieles Garcia claimed the junior men’s and men’s rainbow striped jerseys respectively.
Kerschbaumer soars as Europeans dominate Under 23 World title tussle
Friday’s men’s Under 23 Cross Country clash of the UCI MTB & Trials World Championships at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg was one filled with drama as Italy’s Gerhard Kerschbaumer made the gold medal his own in testing conditions whilst it was heartbreak from South Africa’s top stars.
U23 Neff reigns supreme at World Champs
The Under 23 women’s Cross Country clash of the UCI MTB & Trials World Championships at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg took place on Friday afternoon where a complete domination from Switzerland’s Jolanda Neff saw her power home to a comprehensive victory which also saw her achieve the rare feat of successfully defend the rainbow stripes she claimed in Austria in 2012.
Women’s Trials title decided in moment of high drama
Slovakian teenager Tatiana Janickova won the Elite Women’s trials world title at the UCI MTB and Trials world Championships with a daring gamble in the closing minutes of the nine rider final to oust Spanish ace Gemma Abant.
Rude Jnr blows away junior men’s downhill field
In blustery conditions the junior men’s and women’s downhill got Friday’s competition underway and it was American Richard Rude Jnr who hurtled down the Cascades MTB Park Downhill course five seconds faster than second placed Loris Vergier whilst the women’s title went to Great Britain’s Tahnee Seagrave.
Heat, dust and tears on day two of World Champs
Day two of competition at the UCI MTB & Trials will be remembered by all for the testing conditions of scorching temperatures, strong winds and engulfing dust as well as the tears of joy and sorrow shed by many of the mountain biking community.
A landslide and tight finish on day two of Trials qualifying
In front of curious onlookers at the Cascades MTB Park the world’s best trials riders progressed through the 26” qualifying rounds and into the final eight in the men’s and junior divisions, with a future world beater making a bold statement on a hot and dusty day.
Baum and Keller smile a golden smile at Worlds
Thursday’s cross country action of the UCI MTB & Trials World Championships saw a fascinating pair of events unfold as Lukas Baum of Germany and Alessandra Keller of Switzerland reigned victorious in the testing junior men’s and women’s clashes respectively.
Italy kicks off World Champs with gold
The four-member Italian team powered to a dramatic and hard-fought victory in the opening world championship event of the 2013 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships which take place at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg despite a last gasp effort from France to steal the limelight.
Cascades Trials course makes long awaited debut
The time finally arrived for the Cascades MTB Park’s Trials course to invite its first riders on Wednesday as the juniors and the men’s 20” took on the challenging course as they went through qualifying phases ahead of their respective semi-finals that will take place on Friday afternoon and evening.
Cross Country builds World Champs momentum
With temperatures comfortably breaching the thirty degree mark, the hot and dry day two of cross country training at the UCI MTB & Trials World Championships took place at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg with riders looking to utilize every opportunity available to come to terms with every meter of the popular Nick Floros creation.
Elites get to grips with Cascades MTB Park ahead of World Champs
The first day of training for the UCI MTB and Trials World Championships got underway on Tuesday and the riders were greeted with sweltering conditions as they took to the Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg for the first time.
Stage set for elite MTB & Trials Worlds
After months of anticipation and preparation, organisers, participants, officials and spectators alike are counting down the hours to the start of the action of the UCI MTB & Trials World Championships on Tuesday 27 August.
Minnaar welcomes pressure ahead of World Champs
Defending MTB downhill world champion and hometown hero Greg Minnaar is harnessing the hype and excitement around the UCI MTB and Trails World Championships at the Cascades MTB Park for his title defence this weekend.
Maritzburg Young Turks step up to the plate
The core of the South African downhill team for the UCI MTB and Trials World Championships that start on 26 August has three distinctive characteristics – youthfulness, a strong Pietermaritzburg flavour, and the guiding hand of world champion Greg Minnaar.
Globe’s best descend on PMB for Masters
After months of eager anticipation, the serious racing gets under way this week with the UCI MTB Masters World Championships, which for the first time ever is being hosted in conjunction with the UCI MTB & Trials World Championships that gets under way next week.
Third time a charm in PMB for Absalon
The Cascades MTB Park has in the past proven to be a place where current men’s cross country World number two Julien Absalon has never quite been able to step onto the top spot of the podium, however he sees the upcoming UCI MTB and Trials World Championships as the perfect opportunity to claim that elusive number one spot when he takes to the popular course in KwaZulu-Natal’s “Bike City”.
Trials ready to wow Maritzburg
As the organisers and course designers wrap up the final few finishing touches to the Cascades MTB Park, many are still curious as to the purpose of the giraffe shaped logs, the low level wooden bridge over the Townbush Stream and the large amount of machinery positioned in what seems like a random montage near the entrance to the park.
Ramos raring to go ahead of MTB World Champs
As the showcase mountain biking event of the year draws ever closer, final preparations are being put in place by organisers and riders alike and Spanish national men’s cross country champion Jose Hermida Ramos is adding his final few touches to his preparations before he heads to Pietermaritzburg for the UCI MTB and Trials World Championships starting on 26 August.
School Children kick off Mountain Bike Show Case
Nearly 200 school kids had the opportunity to test their mountain bike skills on sections of the upcoming UCI Worlds MTB Champs courses when the 6th leg of the Spur KZN MTB Series, presented by Mongoose took to the world class Cascades forest tracks this last Saturday.
City residents ready for MTB World Champs demands
As contractors move masses of equipment and marquees onto the Cascades MTB Park site ahead of the start of the UCI MTB and Trials World Championships, local residents are ready to welcome thousands of riders and spectators, indicating that the inconvenience of the massive event is outweighed by the benefits of hosting the most important cycling event ever ghosted on the African continent.
A happy return to PMB for Wloszczowska
When former World Champion and Polish women’s cross country mountain biking National Champion Maja Wloszczowska takes to Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg for the UCI MTB and Trials World Championships which take place from 26 August – 1 September, it will be a reappearance at the venue she remembers fondly after her 2012 UCI MTB World Cup Pietermaritzburg heroics.
Thumbs up for MTB World Champs venue and infrastructure
With a week to go to the start of the UCI Mountain Bike Masters World Championships, which precedes the UCI MTB & Trials World Championships, organisers and visiting riders have given an unqualified thumbs up to the tracks and the infrastructure that has spring up at the cascades MTB park course.
Brosnan mixing it with the top guns
Former two-time junior downhill World Champion Troy Brosnan will be heading into the UCI MTB and Trials World Championships with an 11th place finish in the final UCI World Cup event under his belt improving on that will be something that the Australian has his eyes firmly set on when he takes to the Cascades MTB Park track.
MTB riders to stage honour ride at Mandela Marathon
Mountain bikers from around the world will join the big field of road runners taking part in the Mandela Marathon on Sunday 25 August by staging a special 10km “honour ride” that will end at the race finish venue at the Mandela Capture Site outside Howick. With the Mandela Marathon falling on the last day of the UCI MTB Masters World Championships, and the day before the official start of the elite UCI MTB and Trials World Championships, the mountain biking community will honour Mandela by staging a non-competitive closed mass ride of 120 participants from the 60 nations involved at the World Championships, from Howick to the Capture Site finish venue.
Olympian Neethling excited to race on home turf
London Olympian and South African star Under 23 women’s cross country mountain biker Candice Neethling (BMC-SA) is enjoying a timely return to top form in the build-up to the UCI MTB & Trials World Championships which take place at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg from 26 August – 1 September.
Hannah in fitness race against World Champs clock
It has been a rocky road to recovery for Australian downhiller Tracey Hannah who broke her collar bone during a practice run in the Alps just over a month before the UCI MTB and Trials World Championships in Pietermaritzburg. Last year she was celebrating in Pietermaritzburg after winning the Women’s downhill World Cup title, but after an injury ravaged year her world ranking has tumbled out to 26th. The gutsy 25 year-old Aussie is determined to be on the startline to challenge for the 2013 world title
MTB World Champs courses close for final subtle tweaks
With just over a week to go until the start of the UCI MTB Masters World Championships, which precede the highly anticipated UCI MTB & Trials World Championships, at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg, cross country course designer Nick Floros and his downhill counterpart Nigel Hicks have asked for the full cooperation of both the local and visiting international mountain biking fraternity as they close all tracks at the venue for maintenance and final course work this weekend.
MTB Masters World Champs truly a global affair
With this past weekend’s action from the Mont-Sainte-Anne leg of the UCI MTB World Cup season having now wrapped up in Canada, all of the world’s MTB fraternity’s attention has now turned to Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa as the region prepares to host both the UCI MTB Masters World Championships and the premier MTB event on the calendar – the UCI MTB & Trials World Championships.
Neethling set to challenge big guns
2013 has been a difficult UCI MTB World Cup season for South African men’s downhiller Andrew Neethling who has had to battle against injury throughout, however the local talent remains hugely positive heading into the biggest event of the year – the UCI MTB & Trials World Championships being held in Pietermaritzburg from 26 August – 1 September.
Schurter seeks global domination
It has been a stellar season for current men’s cross country mountain biking world number one and defending World Champion Nino Schurter and as he returns to one of his happiest hunting grounds it would be brave to not bet on him to take the UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships title at the Cascades MTB Park starting on the 26 August – 1 September.
Marotte out to bury PMB demons
Pietermaritzburg – Current men’s Cross country world number 11 Maxime Marotte has had a fairly torrid time at the Cascades MTB Park in the past but this year he is fit and ready to take on the challenge of the UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships in Pietermaritzburg starting on the 26 August. The Frenchman has had a difficult season so far with a few tough patches that have disrupted his performances.
Knox’s shifting gears to Cross country
Former South Africa’s men’s Marathon mountain biking champion Max Knox has made the shift to Cross country and is feeling confident that he can perform well as he prepares for the UCI MTB and Trials World Championships in his hometown of Pietermaritzburg from the 26 August – 1 September.
James Reid keen to build on 2012 PMB success
With South Africa’s greatest cross country mountain biking depth found in the men’s Under 23 category, one of the highly talented group’s aces, James Reid, will be hoping to further enhance the bunch’s reputation as top international competitors when he goes in search of a top five finish at the UCI MTB & Trials World Championships which take place at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg from 26 August – 1 September.
Smith shoots for MTB World Champs gold
The present men’s downhill world number three Steve Smith has been in good form of late and is looking forward to having a shot at that illusive rainbow jersey when he returns to Pietermaritzburg for the UCI MTB and Trials World Championships at the end of August.
Sanders relishing World Champs debut
Current South African Women’s Cross country mountain biking champion and Hoedspruit resident Samantha Sanders has been boosted by her recent triumph at the National Championships to lead the South African women’s charge at the UCI MTB and Trials World Championships at the Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg from the 26 August – 1 September.
Bresset determined to defend her rainbow crown
The defending women’s Cross country World Champion Julie Bresset has had a tough season this year with a serious injury putting a halt to her World Cup season, but the French rider has been working hard to get back into championship form ahead of the UCI MTB and Trials World Championships in Pietermaritzburg from 26 August to 1 September.
Žakelj aims for MTB World Champs rainbow stripes
Current women’s cross country world number one Tanja Žakelj has her eyes firmly set on claiming a maiden rainbow striped jersey at the UCI MTB and Trials World Championships at the Cascades MTB Park starting on 26 August in Pietermaritzburg.
The sky the limit for Fatyi
It has been a steady rise through the ranks for cross country mountain biker Luthando Fatyi and the Port Elizabeth based competitor will now look to step up to take on the challenge of the UCI MTB and Trials World Championships which take place at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg on 26 August – 1 September.
Lechner poised to pounce at World Champs
Current women’s world number three Cross Country mountain biker Eva Lechner of Italy is no stranger to South African conditions and will be hoping to stake a claim for the rainbow striped jersey when she takes part in the UCI MTB and Trials World Championships at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg from the 26 August – 1 September.
Kiwi keen for MTB World Champs duel
A career high second position in the UCI Downhill World Cup event at Fort William a few weeks ago has boosted New Zealander Brook Macdonald’s confidence levels exponentially ahead of the UCI MTB and Trials World Championships which take place at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg from 26 August – 1 September.
Atherton siblings seek 2013 World Champs spoils
Current men’s and women’s world number one Downhill mountain bikers Gee and Rachel Atherton of Great Britain head into the UCI MTB and Trials World Championships in Pietermaritzburg hoping to become the first siblings to not only be top of the world rankings, but become reigning World Champions as well.
Masters MTB World Champs entry deadline approaches
Local mountain bike enthusiasts have just a week left to enter the UCI Masters MTB World Championships, to be held at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg from 21 top 25 August, the first time that the masters event has been held alongside the elite world championships.
Downhill racer Bentley geared up for World Champs
21 year old Tim Bentley’s selection for the South African downhill team for the UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships at the Cascades MTB Park starting on 26 August will give the young student a chance on home turf to follow in the footsteps of world champion and fellow Pietermaritzburger Greg Minnaar. Bentley has been one of the sports trailblazers and a regular performer at the Cascades downhill track, even though he says the nature of the track doesn’t suit his natural style.
Philip Buys set to race for Burry Stander legacy at World Champs
Olympian Philip Buys is out to prove a point at the UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships at the Cascades MTB Park starting on 26 August, and eager to ensure that his performance does justice to the late Burry Stander. The 24 year old Team Scott Factory rider heads to Spain for the fourth World Cup next week, looking to fine tune his form before flying home to prepare for the World Championships at a training camp in Cape Town and then heading to Pietermaritzburg a week before the event.
Province backing of Bike City provides massive returns
With thousands of mountain bike enthusiasts expected to converge on the Cascades MTB Park in a month’s time, the province has completed detailed studies that show that cycling events have brought more than a billion Rands worth of value and economic spend to the region.With the province of KwaZulu-Natal having invested R24 million into hosting major international cycling events over the past three years, the latest research shows that this has triggered an economic injection of R79 million into the regional economy, while at the same time providing international marketing exposure for the city valued conservatively at R1,68 billion, exclusively from the global TV coverage of the events.
Junior MTB riders get a chance to shine ahead of World Champs
With the world’s best mountain bikers set to descend on Pietermaritzburg for the UCI MTB and Trials World Championships in August, local school boys and girls have been given a chance to race at the Cascades MTB Park as part of the build-up to the big event. Foresight from the event organisers has seen one leg of the Spur KZN MTB School series presented by Mongoose on Saturday 17 August moved to the Cascades venue, where all the infrastructure for the World Champs will be in place, affording the youngsters the chance to race where their heroes will be in action a few days later.
Meticulous planning for downhill world champ Minnaar
Defending mountainbike downhill world champion Greg Minnaar has started the 2013 international season that will ultimately lead to the world championships in his hometown, eager to test his new equipment, avoid pressure and gradually build to his title defence at the Cascades MTB Park in August.
2013 Mountain Bike XCO and DHI World Champs SA Team Announced (RSA)
Cycling South Africa’s Mountain Bike Commission has great pleasure in announcing that the following riders have been selected to represent South Africa at the 2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, taking place in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa from 26 August to 1 September.
MTB Masters World Champs a return to roots for downhiller Kelsey
South African masters downhiller Myles Kelsey is hoping to gun for the men’s 40-44 downhill world title when he returns to his Pietermaritzburg cycling roots at the Cascades MTB Park during the UCI MTB Masters World Championships from 21-25 August.
High MTB World Champs hopes for Croeser
Leading South African Under 23 cross country mountain biker Rourke Croeser has set his sights on a stellar performance during the 2013 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg from 26 August-1 September as he looks to make full use of his wealth of international racing experience as well as the advantage of racing at home.
MTB Masters World Champs Cross Country course receives significant remodeling
The cross country course for the UCI MTB Masters World Championships at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg has been given a dramatic facelift after the route was recently made shorter, steeper and more technical.
U23 African Champ satisfied with MTB World Champs build up
With the under 23 African Continental Cross Country Championship title already under his belt, Maritzburg mountain biker Brendon Davids (Team Jeep) is eager to clinch this year’s South African title as well as he builds towards the year’s ultimate goal – the UCI MTB & Trials World Championships – which take place in his hometown in August.
Speedy comeback on track for MTB World Champs
Top South African elite women’s cross country mountain biking competitor Yolande Speedy (Epic Sports/USN/GT) is on the comeback trail ahead of the 2013 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships, which take place at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg from 26 August-1 September, after being sidelined by a broken collarbone and two broken ribs.
Bergstrom overcomes injury ahead of MTB Masters World Champs debut
South African masters cross country mountain biking pocket rocket Natalie Bergstrom (Coffeeberry/Momsen) has overcome her recent knee injury in time to give the final two months of her preparations for the 2013 UCI MTB Masters World Championships at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg from 21-25 August a full go.
Floros makes subtle improvements to World Champs Cross Country course
With the first action of the 2013 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg now just two months away, interest in the courses on which the year’s global MTB pinnacle will be staged is building rapidly, with the cross country tracks receiving subtle tweaks from course designer Nick Floros.
Burry Stander tribute at The Cascades MTB Park
With just over two months to go to the start of UCI MTB and Trials World Championships at The Cascades MTB Park, a large permanent memorial to iconic rider and role model Burry Stander has been established at the venue.
MTB World Champs courses get UCI stamp of approval
With the UCI MTB & Trials World Championships Pietermaritzburg less than three months away, local organisers received a major boost recently when International Cycling Union (UCI) MTB International Commissaire Joel Obodov of Israel gave the event’s MTB courses an unqualified thumbs up.
Former Hungarian national champ eyes MTB Masters World Champs glory
Former Hungarian national cross country mountain biking champion Eszter Erdelyi has dusted off her bicycle and cleats and is back in training as she goes in search of a podium finish in the women’s 30-34 age group of the cross country section of this year’s UCI MTB Masters World Championships which takes place in Pietermaritzburg from 21-25 August.
Roberts excited by World Champs home ground advantage
Under 23 cross country mountain biking ace Luke Roberts (BMC-SA) will be hoping to continue his recent good form and gain invaluable experience with every international appearance he makes in the next couple of months as he seeks to put in a strong challenge in the green and gold at this year’s UCI MTB & Trials World Championships in Pietermaritzburg from 26 August – 1 September.
McLean adds his name to MTB Masters World Champs entry list
Best known for his world class road cycling abilities, Andrew McLean has temporarily shifted his focus somewhat and set his sights on the upcoming UCI Masters MTB World Championships, which take place in KwaZulu-Natal’s capital from 21-25 August, with the hope of winning a world title in his age group after seeing the road racing equivalent slip through his fingers twice last year.
MTB World Champs legacy already visible
As the mountain biking community gears up for the UCI MTB & Trials World Championships, which take place at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg from 26 August – 1 September, the first group of South African Trials commissaires has been constituted, ready to do international duty, one of many spin-offs from hosting the sports highest showcase.
Top SA ‘roadies’ urge local MTB masters not to miss Master World Champs opportunity
With less than 100 days to the start of the UCI MTB Masters World Championships at Cascades MTB Park, some of South Africa’s top masters road cyclists have urged their off-road compatriots to ensure they take full advantage of the once in a lifetime opportunity the international showcase presents them with, just as the ‘roadies’ did at the UCI World Cycling Tour Final in Pietermaritzburg last year.
World Champs exposes SA to Trials
When the UCI MTB & Trials World Championships gets under way in Pietermaritzburg in August, eager cycling fans as well as South Africa’s general public will get a glimpse of Trials, a discipline largely ignored previously on the African continent but which demands some of the highest level of skills from its participants.
Cycling’s ‘fastest old bat’ eyes second masters world champs title
The UCI Masters MTB World Championships, which take place at Cascades MTB Park from 21-25 August, present one of South Africa’s most colourful and widely recognized cycling personalities, Sharlene McGilvray, a rare opportunity as she looks to become the first South African ever to claim a masters world championships title in two different disciplines.
Masters MTB World Champs a golden chance to challenge for prestigious rainbow stripes
For the first time ever the UCI MTB & Trials World Championships, to be held in Pietermaritzburg from 26 August to 1 September, will be preceded by the UCI Masters MTB World Championships, presenting local masters age-group riders with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try and win the coveted UCI rainbow stripes in their own backyard.
Global MTB showcase a once in a lifetime opportunity for South Africa
South Africa’s cycling fraternity and the country’s general public will have a golden opportunity to be a part of a once in a lifetime experience when Cascades MTB Park plays host to the UCI MTB Masters World Championships and the UCI MTB and Trials World Championships within a twelve day window in August later this year.
Masters World Champs XCO Course Complete and Ready for Riding
With little over four months until South Africa hosts the 2013 UCI MTB Masters World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, from 21 to 25 August, the cross-country (XCO) course at Cascades MTB Park is complete and is ready to be ridden.
Mountain Bike Masters World Champs Entries Open Monday
14 March 2013 – The moment that masters’ mountain bikers have been waiting for is almost here – to book your place and participate in a mountain bike cross-country (XCO) and downhill (DHI) World Championship event in South Africa.
Masters World Champs Event Attracts Worldwide Participants
A major draw card for the South African hosting of the 2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships from 26 August to 1 September is the hosting of the UCI Masters MTB World Champs a week before the Elite event, from 21 to 25 August.