2023 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup full calendar revealed
All major MTB formats will feature in the same round, in Haute-Savoie, for the first time in the world cup’s history.
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The UCI announced the full calendar for the 2023 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup on Wednesday.
The season kicks off in Tasmania, Australia, with successive weekends of enduro March 25-26 and April 1-2.
The action then heads to Europe for the summer with nine rounds before finishing up in North America in the fall at Snowshoe in the U.S. and Mont-Sainte-Anne in Canada.
Of the 13 rounds, the most intriguing is Haute-Savoie in France, a 10-day event that will feature for the first time all major MTB formats in one round.
The cross-country Olympic (XCO), cross-country short track (XCC) and downhill (DHI) competitions will take place in Les Gets, while the cross-country marathon (XCM), enduro (EDR) and E-enduro (EDR-E) events will be held in Châtel and Morzine.
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“We still have the incredible images and atmosphere of the 2022 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Les Gets fresh in our minds, and so look forward to returning to Haute-Savoie next year for the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup,” UCI President David Lappartient said.
For 2023, cross-country marathon (XCM) and E-enduro (EDR-E) will both have UCI Mountain Bike World Cup status.
The XCM calendar will kick off in Nové Mĕsto Na Moravĕ, Czech Republic, with further stops in Finale Ligure, Italy; Châtel/Morzine, France; and Snowshoe, U.S.
EDR-E will join XCM at Finale Ligure to kick off its season, before moving on to Leogang, Austria. There are five rounds total on the EDR-E calendar.
Amateur races will be offered for EDR and XCM next season. All four XCM rounds will be open to participation with no pre-qualification required.
In EDR and/or EDR-E, six of the seven venues will offer amateur racing: Maydena and Derby in Tasmania, Finale Ligure, Val di Fassa Trentino, Loudenvielle and Châtel/Morzine.
All EDR rounds will give UCI ranking points, rewarding the best placed riders with the possibility to enter the elite competition.