WORLD CUP SHOWDOWN IN SAALFELDEN LEOGANG

Jun 6, 2012 at 8:59
by Bikepark Leogang  

Saalfelden Leogang is this year’s sports event flagship of Austria. From August 31st until September 9th the bike resort in the Salzburger Land is hosting the world elite of the mountain bike sport during the UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships 2012. The whole area is well-prepared and looking forward to the big event. World Championship tickets are already for sale online.


Since the UCI announced in 2010, that the Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships 2012 are taking place in Saalfelden Leogang, both idyllic places experienced lots of developments. The whole area is busy with preparing, organizing, building, shaping and testing like there is no tomorrow. In less than three months they all will come to Saalfelden Leogang, no matter if XC elite athletes as Julien Absalon, Nino Schurter, Gunn-Rita Dahle, Brian Lopes or Gravity athletes as Danny Hart Aaron Gwin, Greg Minnaar, Steve Peat, Rachel & Gee Atherton, Michal Prokop - just to name a few! Starting August 31st the world champions in the disciplines FourCross, Downhill, Trials, Cross Country and for the first time the Cross Country Eliminator are wanted. The Eliminator is the 4X-pendant on an extended distance including uphill and downhill sections, where four riders compete against each other but just two of them will make it into the next round. An action packed and encouraging innovation in the mountain bike sport.


As a matter of fact Saalfelden Leogang is perfectly set up and looking forward to their biggest bike event ever: “We’re ready for great sport here in Saalfelden Leogang. We successfully expanded our already existing infrastructure. Also we got a lot of support from volunteers to make this event an unforgettable show so we are really looking forward to the World Championships”, comments Kornel Grundner, head of organization of the World Championships. “Considering the big names we will see and the very moderate ticket prizes, we expect great support from the mountain bike community.”

Saalfelden Leogang is focused on getting as many visitors as possible to the competitions, which should not be a huge problem since they made family friendly prizes (day ticket 10 Euros) to make it affordable for everyone to watch the World Championships on site.
Tickets are already online available: http://www.saalfeldenleogang2012.at/de/wm-info/tickets/


Here the preliminary timetable for nine days of world-class mountain biking.
(subject to alterations):

Friday, August 31st

6.30 pm Men and Women 4X Qualifying Round

Saturday, September 1st

11:00 am - 3:00 pm Downhill Official Timed Session
6:30 pm Men and Women 4X World Championships

Sunday, September 2nd

10:30 am Women Juniors and Men Juniors Downhill World Championships
1:00 pm Women Elite Downhill World Championships
2:00 pm Men Elite Downhill World Championships

Tuesday, September 4th

9:30 am - 1:30 pm Men Juniors Trials Semi-finals 26"
1:45 pm - 6:15 pm Men Elite Trials Semi-finals 20"

Wednesday, September 5th

9:30 am - 1:30 pm Men Juniors Trials Semi-finals 26"
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Women Trials World Championships
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Men Elite Trials Semi-finals 26"

Thursday, September 6th

5:00 pm Cross-country Team Relay World Championships
7:00 - 8:45 pm Men Juniors Trials 20" World Championships
9:00 pm - 10:45 pm Men Elite Trials 20" World Championships

Friday, September 7th

11:00 am Women Under 23 Cross-country World Championships
2:00 pm Men Under 23 Cross-country World Championships
5:00 pm Women Juniors Cross-country World Championships
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm Men Juniors Trials 26" World Championships
9:00 pm - 10:45 pm Men Elite Trials 26" World Championships

Saturday, September 8th

9:00 am Men Juniors Cross-country World Championships
11:00 am Women Elite Cross-country World Championships
2:00 pm Men Elite Cross-country World Championships


Sunday, September 9th
2:00 pm Cross-Country Eliminator World Championships


Of course there will be a lot of side events, concerts, as well as a huge expo area. More information on: http://www.saalfeldenleogang2012.at/de/

Become a fan of the UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/SaalfeldenLeogang2012
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