UCI Releases Official 2012 World Cup schedule.

Sep 22, 2011
by Ian Hylands  
The UCI have released the official schedule for the 2012 Mountain Bike World Cup, and it appears that there is no 4X for next season. Check back for more info.

2012 UCI Mountain Bike Calendar


update - the UCI have confirmed that there will be no 4X at World Cups for next season


82 Comments

  • 33 1
 If the UCI has ditched 4X and not substituted something like Dual Slalom without consultation I'm going to rage pretty hard.
  • 15 3
 why? it means there's more money put into DH, which can only be good, the WC 4X tracks the past few years have been jokes anyway, i say its all good, now 4x can branch off and start its own world series and have it alot more exciting than when the UCI ran it
  • 5 0
 Olympic bmx might be the cause?
  • 6 29
flag Waldon83 (Sep 22, 2011 at 14:38) (Below Threshold)
 @bisk - This Website is called pinkBIKE, not pinkdownhillbike.

Check your self before you wreck your self

And I'm not going to lie . . . . STILL no DHI at Whistler ?!

Once again, it is pretty much the Euro Cup instead of a world cup
  • 3 1
 duual slalom ye yee
  • 3 2
 Dual slalom would be sweet.

Here are my picks for the men's winners:

1. Pietermarizburg: Gwin

2. Val di sole: Minnar

3. Ft. William: Hart

4. Mt. St. Ann: Gwin

5. Windham: Gwin


6. Val d'Isere: Brosnan

7. Hafjell: Fairclough
  • 9 1
 whistler doesnt need a world cup. crankworx is more popular than a dh world cup
  • 5 0
 Bisk, there is no way that they intend to put more money into DH, what they intend to do it put more money into their bank accounts every week. As the claw was saying as his event after crankworks, they are greedy people and they make me sick!
  • 2 0
 fukin useless UCI gettin rid of 4x wat fukking FAGGOTS
  • 6 0
 WHAT! no 4x, no La Bresse DH, AND no DH world cup form 17th March to 2nd June. might as well be two seasons this sucks
  • 2 0
 UCi are getting worse and worse!
  • 2 0
 i think mick hannah will smoke gwin at at pietermarizburg. and dont forget sam hill will be back on the circuit properly next year recovered too.
  • 2 0
 Yeah, next year is going to be a whole new can of worms. its going to be interesting to see who really puts in the hard yards during the off season.
  • 19 0
 Hafjell!!! The guys that put that place together have worked hard and they have really badly wanted to have a World Cup there for years. It has been their dream, congratulations to the trail crew for pulling it off. I look forward to seeing the World Cup there, I hope it works out well.
  • 4 3
 Shame its in the start of winter, there will most likely be snow by then in Norway, still hope they go through with it though!
  • 2 1
 They must have worked it out so there's no snow during that stop.
  • 3 4
 YESS WINDHAM. Super cool race venues this upcoming year
  • 5 0
 Haha!
you guys, don't be afraid, there's no snow here at all yet, so I think that it won't be a promblem next year either ;-)
it will probably be abit cold but it will work out fine :-D
I'm going to Hafjell on staurday for the closing/ending weekend for the bikepark. STOKED!
  • 3 0
 Snow is not a problem, it's the rain. It rained so much in Norway this year, there were small land slides around Hafjell, I heard that even in The bikepark itself. I hope it's gonna be better next year, I mean it can't be worse I think...
  • 1 0
 WOW! Awesome looking track ...that road gap looks insane. and the rocky technical section in the middle will be great @ WCup pace! Viva la Norway Smile
  • 12 0
 Yeah! Really looking forward to the WC round in Hafjell, Norway! See video of the track here (not my video): www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKJW_8ytO4E
  • 4 0
 that track looks awesome.
  • 4 0
 That track is pretty nutty. Super fast, big jumps. The tree section looked tough. Assuming they'll put a couple booters in at the end near the village?
  • 1 0
 DEF more booters at the end. Where are worlds gonna be?
  • 1 0
 worlds are at leogang
  • 2 0
 Can't wait for CG to show some moves on those jumps !
  • 1 0
 Can you upload to PB so I can Fav it!!! Awesome Track. Smile
  • 1 0
 that track looks awesome I like the fact the jumps section is at the top and theres a bit of everything in there too... not sure about the 4wd sections but small prie to pay for the rest of the track... maybe for world cup they can throw in some massive tables on them to keep the crowd happy haha... Smile
  • 1 0
 yeh, I think they should add in a big jump at the finish for the world cup aswell.
  • 3 0
 UCI really sucks !!! ...from Road racing to DH...the decision making has been controversial for years now, and it's time for a change...this year, the racers have specifically voiced their opinions on how a fun 4X track should look like...but instead of listening to them, the UCI prefers to cancel the 4X races altogether ??? what a farce !!!....
  • 2 0
 Some of the mountains cannot afford to build the 4x discpline, especially in the US. Really it is all about selling bikes, ultimately, and decent DS competitions can foster the seeds of DJ / HT frames sales just as well. In these tought economic times I'm sure the UCI had it's reasons. Windham could not afford the 4X build last year and was supposed to lose the WC bid for next year. Thankfully the UCI has given them another shot WITHOUT the need for the 4x. It's a minor issue for the American Northeast fans but it's better than nothing!!!! I'm not sure if the 2 are related but I'm very glad it's back to NY again next year.
  • 2 0
 Windham did not offer a World Cup level race this year and should never be allowed to host another race next year...Broke ass mountain that could not even offer a 4x track....that race should go back to Bromont where it belongs !!!!
  • 1 1
 it should come anywhere really!

since the entire world cup is only 7 races with nearly all of them being with in 100miles of each other in Europe. So really any additional locations would be highly welcomed by everyone.

I think them main problem here is UCI and their lack of care for any sort of off road riding. They put huge amounts of effort in to arranging events like tour de france etc. And yet still theres only 7 DH races in a season. I know this is unlikely to happen, but if say all mountain biking dropped from UCI and formed its own thing sponsored by people like Red Bull or Nissan i think then things would be better for everyone. As UCI can play with Lycra, and let people who know what they are doing sort out the mtb. Currently as it stands Nissan have more DH races a season than UCI, despite the fact UCI are the "official" body
  • 1 0
 you're right dude....if they keep on following those fools, DH is doomed.....soooo many mountains could offer pro level tracks....I really hope DH follows the FourCross Alliance and give UCI the boot !!!
  • 1 0
 @FastDh Dont beat up on Windham. It's not Bromont, but it did put up a really fast, challenging course. Besides you guys still have Mt. st Anne. Dont be such a Mt Hog!!!! Howeever I wont deny that the 4x final under the lights was not missed last year. That shit was tight!!
  • 1 0
 @georgy291
"...They put huge amounts of effort in to arranging events like tour de france etc..."

UCI has nothing to do with the Tour de France organisation.
TdF is owned and organised by a private company "A.S.O" (www.aso.fr)
Don't give themtoo much credits.
  • 1 0
 @Oisans ...UCI has it's name written all over the major Tours....the Yellow, Pink, Green, best climber, best under 21, World Cup leader, World Champ jerseys.....it all belongs to the UCI....so does the Tour de France...just try to imagine it without it's leader jersey
  • 6 0
 Thats a pretty big gap between Pietermaritzburg and Val Di Sole for DHI.
  • 1 0
 yeh thats what i just thought
  • 2 0
 ya thats the first time ive seen the first DH WC in march...crazy
  • 1 0
 and then it's gonna be a pretty busy june.. 4 races in 5 weeks.. crash hard in Val di Sole and most likely you can forget about the other once
  • 1 0
 willing to bet champery as its not on DHI list
  • 2 0
 champs is leogang 2012
  • 1 0
 DH WC should come to Latin America (think Chile, Brazil or similar)...
  • 2 1
 Any one else notice there is a 3 month break from the first race to the second? Its supposed to be a series? So the athletes are expected to be in top shape for round one and then maintain it all the way through? Thats quite the order. I understand the snow issues at most big resorts, but why not just wait on the first round?
  • 1 1
 False. There is one month. Try looking at that again.
  • 1 1
 No, he's right. But its because Africa is in the southern hemisphere and there seasons are opposite to ours.
  • 1 0
 So XC isn't racing any more? The DH riders might get a break but the XC riders do not.
  • 1 1
 The xc riders have about a 2 week break mid season which makes some sense. If you'd ever had to train of a racing season you'd know what i mean, but I get the feeling you haven't maybe? You spend a good portion of the off season trying to get into the best shape you can to start the season off and then you spend the rest of the on season racing and working to maintain and sharpen your skills. If you drop out of your peak shape too early its a bitch and half to get it back. and training months for one race and then having to either maintain that speed or break for a while and then rebuild to top shape just sucks. I'm sure there's probably some logistical reason behind the schedule, but to me it just further shows that UCI doesn't give a crap about gravity racing
  • 1 0
 Why Windham? Go somewhere better/different in the USA.. nice to see some new places tho.. But like someone said up top why isn't it a WORLD cup rather then almost a euro series. Does European countries just have more money to host?
  • 1 0
 windham does not even have lift accessed riding during the rest of the season only the only time it is open is for the world cup
  • 2 0
 Anyone paying attention to what is going on in Europe right now? Greece, Portugal, Italy, Spain??? I think this decision is likley to be financially driven. The UCI is not hating on 4 cross. It's a business.
  • 1 0
 For all you complainers.... why don't you try to put on an event of that magnitude and at that caliber. Quit complaining and do something about it. How do I know... I've done it, and it's a ton of work and there's not that much money in it.
  • 1 0
 I have a napkin for you
  • 1 0
 This confirms what i've been saying for the last 12 years. Windham mountain has tons of potential and could easily be the number 1 dh destination on the east coast. The big question is will they ever open the mt to the public??? I know the entire mt very well and can tell you there is mind boggling amounts of terrain there of all types. The uci must like the mt as well to use it 3 years in a row. In my opinion its probably the most fun track to watch and run on the circuit.
  • 4 0
 F U C K UCI!!!!!!!!!!! BUNCH OF CUNTS
  • 3 0
 Wheres 4x???? put it in!!
  • 3 0
 Belgium! lol did they build an artificial mountain or something?
  • 1 0
 since theres no steep swiss track on the calendar, im willing to bet the fact wold champs are going to be there again also UCI suck for dropping 4x
  • 2 0
 its in austria this year, in leogang
  • 1 0
 why the hell would they take out the 4x, sure maybe its not everyones favourite event but it is sure good to have a change of pace
  • 1 2
 The UCI is claiming to dropping 4X due to "environmental impact".

If you think Environmental Groups will quit after 4X, your dreaming.
DH and XC is next on the list...

Environmental Groups are not your friends.
Never give money to those groups.
Give money to IMBA who fight to retain what MTB access is left.
  • 4 0
 Even though you guys messed everything up and lost the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan, there is one war America is clearly winning; the war against the environment!
  • 3 0
 NO CHAMPERY DH?!? Wow UCI, you fail.
  • 1 0
 Hafjell seem's to have a good variety on it... shouldn't favor any type of rider too much
  • 2 0
 When and where are World Champs?
  • 2 1
 YES!!! Another World Cup at Windham!!! Just a couple hours from my house for the 3rd year in a row!
  • 1 0
 I wonder how that course in Norway will be hope it has some big jumps like that days of thunder
  • 1 0
 Time for practice guys! GO GO GO!
  • 2 0
 no ch Frown
  • 1 0
 Speed trap at the end of the track will be quick! Looks really good.
  • 1 0
 is this to due with the olympics and racers focusing on BMX?
  • 1 0
 That is exactly what I was thinking, however I'm not sure if there are many 4X racers who also race BMX (especially at an Olympic level). Would be sick if 4x was in The Olympics though.
  • 1 0
 4X in olympic would be epic,, hopefully UCI do that
  • 3 1
 F*ck You UCI
  • 1 0
 why not in brazil?!!!?!?!?!?!?
  • 2 1
 Not to wreck it but Sam Hill is going to win....every race.
  • 1 0
 another reason to ride a road bike.........ew
  • 1 1
 shame that round 5 isnt in bromont
  • 1 0
 Norway! Nice!
  • 1 0
 No Australia?!?!

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