UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE WORLD CHAMPS EVENT LINEUP

Photo: Michal Cerveny / Rider: Alan Hatherly

Despite the odds, there will be UCI MTB World Championships events this year and they are in fact upon us! The UCI Road World Champs went off successfully and now its time for the kings and queens of dirt to take to the mountains of Leogang, Austria, in the epic battle for the rainbow stripes! There are lots of events and plenty of South Africans who will be repping the flag and taking on the best in the world! Have a look below for the week’s lineup of events and who’s entered to race for the green and gold. It looks like South Africa will not be getting Red Bull TV live streams this year, for live coverage you will have to go to Super Sport.

Wednesday 7 October

Men’s e-MTB World Championships @ 14:30

Riders:

Alan Hatherly

Matt Lombardi

Women’s e-MTB World Championships @ 16:15

Riders:

Mariske Strauss

Thursday 8 October

Junior Men XC World Championships @ 15:30

Riders:

Luke Moir

Friday 9 October

Elite Downhill Qualification @ 11:45

Riders:

Sharjah Jonsson

Greg Minnar (the GOAT)

Stefan Garlicki

Theo Erlangsen

Niko Velasco

Under 23 Men XC World Championships @ 15:00

Riders:

Daniel Van Der Walt

Saturday 10 October

Elite Women XC World Championships @ 12:15

Riders:

Candice Lill

Mariske Strauss

Cherie Redecker

Elite Men XC World Championships @ 14:45

Riders:

Alan Hatherly

Sunday 11 October

Elite Men Downhill World Championships @ 14:10

Riders (depending on qualification):

Sharjah Jonsson

Greg Minnar (the GOAT)

Stefan Garlicki

Theo Erlangsen

Niko Velasco

All in all, 12 riders competing across 8 events!

If you’re wanting to get hyped up, check out some highlights from 2019 to get you in the zone!

Enjoy the racing!

J-Dogg

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