Mont-Sainte-Anne 2010 World Champs

Aug 30, 2010
by Austen Tanney  
The 2010 UCI World Mountain Bike Championships mark 20 years of UCI World Cups and World Championships being held at the beautiful Mont-Sainte-Anne. The stage coaches are rolling into town and the stage is set for a good old fashioned showdown with the course looking as gnarly as ever. With the biggest race on the mountain bike calendar fast approaching will Steve Peat still be World Champion once the dust has settled? There’s only one way to find out!

Schedule and predictions inside,

The Mountain Bike World Championships mark the pinnacle of the season with the sport's biggest names coming together to battle it out. With more than 50 countries, 800 athletes, and 100 000 spectators descending onto the mountain for what ensures to be a week of action packed racing. Thursday September 2nd marks the official DH timed session and Sunday September 5th will see the Elite Women and Elite Men battle it out for the sport's highest honor.

Photo by phunkt.com
Photo by phunkt.com

Jared Graves

Graves will ride into the 2010 championships as the raging favourite, dominating the elite men’s four cross event over the past two years. The 27-year-old is on track for back-to-back UCI World Cup titles, securing three out of four possible wins and a 175 point lead over his closest rival, Tomas Slavik (CZE), at the half way point of the season.

Photo by Fraser Britton
Photo by Fraser Britton

Sam Hill

Two-time world downhill champion Samuel Hill (2006 and 2007) will also don the green and gold, the 24-year-old joining five teammates in the men’s elite downhill competition, including O’Connor who makes the transition to the open competition.

Worlds DH Track

Another tight rock chute on the massive descent of the world's course.
Another tight rock chute on the massive descent of the world's course.

Worlds DH Finish Line

The final sprint to the finish line which come September 5th promises to be packed to capacity with spectators.
The final sprint to the finish line which come September 5th promises to be packed to capacity with spectators.




Downhill Schedule:

Monday, August 30
12:00AM – 02:00PM: Downhill Course Inspection by UCI
03:00PM – 05:00PM: On Foot Downhill Course Inspection - Riders/Teams

Tuesday, August 31
10:00AM – 03:00PM: Downhill Training > All categories
07:00PM: Official Opening Ceremony with music - Downtown Quebec City

Wednesday, September 1st
09:00AM – 10:30AM: Downhill Training > Juniors Women - Juniors Men - Elite Women
10:30AM – 12:00AM: Downhill Training > Elite Men

Thursday, September 2nd
10:00AM – 11:30AM: Downhill Training > Juniors Women - Juniors Men - Elite Women
11:30AM – 12:30AM: Downhill Training > Elite Men
01:30PM: Downhill Official Timed Session

Friday, September 3rd
10:00AM – 11:30AM: Downhill Training > Juniors Women - Juniors Men - Elite Women
11:30AM – 12:30AM: Downhill Training > Elite Men

Saturday, September 4th
09:00AM – 10:00AM: Downhill Training > Juniors Women - Juniors Men - Elite Women
10:00AM – 11:00AM: Downhill Training > Elite Men

Sunday, September 5th
08:15AM – 09:15AM: Downhill Training > Juniors Women - Juniors Men - Elite Women
09:15AM – 10:15AM: Downhill Training > Elite Men
10:30AM: Juniors Women and Juniors Men Downhill World Championships -followed by Awards Ceremony
01:00PM: Elite Women Downhill World Championships – followed by Awards Ceremony
02:00PM: Elite Men Downhill World Championships – followed by Awards Ceremony
04:45PM: Closing Ceremony
09:00PM: Closing Party – Bleu Nuit Pow Wow Electro

4X Schedule:

Monday August 30
02:30PM – 03:30PM: 4X Course Inspection by UCI

Tuesday August 31
07:00PM: Official Opening Ceremony with music - Downtown Quebec City

Wednesday September 1st
04:00PM – 05:30PM: 4X Training

Thursday September 2nd
04:30PM – 05:45PM: 4X Training
06:00PM: 4X Qualifying Round
07:00PM – 08:30PM: 4X Training (lighted)

Friday September 3rd
07:00PM – 08:30PM: 4X Training (lighted)
09:00PM: Men and Women 4X World Championships - followed by Awards Ceremony
09:00PM + : Music at the Lounge

All other information is available at:
www.montsainteanne2010.com

-Austen Tanney

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67 Comments

  • 25 0
 Most likely will not happen, but I can dream! Stevie Smith, doing it for Canada on home turf
  • 1 0
 Never say never eh!
  • 11 0
 I just want Hill to get in the top 5
  • 14 3
 My Prediction! 1. Gwin 2. Atherton 3. Minaar 4. Blenkinsop 5. Peat
  • 6 0
 Mate i reckon your spot on!
  • 4 0
 I think Hill will be somewhere in the top five, his Windham performance will make him hungry.
  • 3 1
 nah Gee for the win and Gwin in second
  • 2 0
 Gee first Hill second haha
  • 11 0
 nice write up.
  • 6 0
 It's gonna be wild & crazy !
  • 5 0
 is the mens dh on saturday on sunda, because here it says sunday but on freecaster it says saturday
  • 4 0
 I'ts on Sunday
  • 3 0
 I believe the XC is Saturday.
  • 1 0
 Believe me, the track is now faster and crazyer than ever..!!! It's gonna be unreal !!
  • 2 12
flag rffr (Aug 30, 2010 at 18:06) (Below Threshold)
 Shit and wc clsss tracks are already faster and crazier than ever. This shit is going to be gnarkill.

Sam... take it easy bro. No point in going for the win only to get hurt right after coming back. Save your energy and body for next year... ya will need it with the Althertons gaining such speed and momentum.

Lets see a race with no major injuries for once! Smile I think we should also consider the times a rider crashes / falls per race in their point standings (not for the win... but over all points you receive for the race). IE you fall you get docked a set percentage off the points the rider earns from race completion. Some guys raaarely fall, some guys go down quite a bit. It would be interesting to see exactly how the results would pan out at each years end with this. IMO it would slow things down (IE means safe. Think NHRA drag racing. They could easily go 500+ mpg 1/4's if they wanted to... but regulations keep it waaaay lower than that (for much reason), and also better rider skill. (Just an idea... no need to bash me if you disagree or think it's stupid... just move on to something else)
  • 4 6
 rffr You seriously need to Shut the f*ck up.
  • 1 8
flag rffr (Aug 31, 2010 at 1:04) (Below Threshold)
 lol was that really needed? All I mentioned was some of these serious accidents to top pros that have been going on. What are you so bent about? Do you really need to come on a forum and try and be an e-thug? Chill bro, I wasn't hating on anything. Someone is taking things a bit too personally... when I wasn't even talking to them specifically.

And honestly bro... your like 13 years old. Probably not the wisest ideas to be picking fights on an international web forum.
  • 3 6
 Ok buddy, You come on to a post writing a paragraph about all this bullshit about a new points system. Do you realize that those guys that are falling in the majority of their races aren't collecting points.

And besides this i write one sentence and suddenly your know everything about me? Then you go and stalk my profile, and maybe if you could read you would see that i'm 16 and know a hell of alot more about racing then you do.
  • 7 0
 Time to back it off guys! Rffr your concept is well thought up but racing is about sacrafice no guts no glory like the old sayting goes i appreciate the innovation as that is how other sports have evolved such as mogul skiing etc but crashing is what makes downhill an awesome sport! There is no need to disrespect your ideas on a public form so i ask you guys leave it at that! Cheers!
  • 11 1
 Peat first, Atherton second, Minnaar third. That is my tip Wink
  • 5 0
 YAAH MAN! And I'mma be there cheering on them. WITH MA COWBELL!
  • 2 0
 Can somone please crank out the Vuvuzela!! That place better be louder then the african stadiums!!!
  • 3 0
 Send me one and I`ll crank it up! haha!
  • 2 0
 Dont worry it's gonne be sooo loud. Look a the vid of a nationals race under the pissing rain and the croud was there www.pinkbike.com/video/155651
  • 1 0
 And this, was simply a Provincial race. Imagine world champ size!!!!!
  • 3 0
 You quebecians are absolutely crazy do your country proud lads smash those cowbells and horns haha
  • 1 0
 I´d like to be there as well. NO SILENCE guys!!! Big Grin
  • 1 0
 we're Quebeckers!!! not quebecians! haha!
  • 10 1
 Steve Peat is going to win it again!
  • 18 1
 1) Gee 2) Minaar 3) Blenky Thats gona be the way the cookie crumbles!
  • 8 0
 maybe throw Sam on the podium ? cos he can win on this track ...
  • 3 2
 what about Gwin??
  • 3 1
 GWIN TO WIN!!!
  • 2 0
 Hill is to be considered on this track either if he has trained or not...definitely!
  • 1 0
 Well... I think I was right!!!!
  • 2 0
 good call kid.
  • 10 1
 gwin will win
  • 8 0
 Come on Steve Smith! Bring it home!
  • 8 0
 Great little blog.
  • 10 2
 gwin for the win!
  • 6 0
 100000 spectators. really? that's enormous.
  • 2 0
 Yeah its unreal mate great to see the sport growing Wink Thats the estimated number for the week of competition!
  • 2 0
 A lot of people will came from the entire canada and usa
  • 6 0
 Just a shame it's not gonna be free to watch on freecaster :/
  • 6 0
 it might be on eurosport, cos the some of the others have been.
  • 6 0
 Just checked the listings. Only road cycling on all weekend.
  • 1 0
 man that sucks , there is no chance i'm paying 9.99 euros for a video stream that stops every 2 minutes
  • 6 0
 dh is THE most exciting discipline in ALL of cycling.
  • 6 0
 1 2 3 Peaty go!
  • 6 0
 STEVE SMITH!!!
  • 3 0
 i might drive 8 hours to watch this happen . i can feel it now , history will be made on sunday whether Peaty wins, or Gee, or Sam or the wildcard Gwin
  • 5 0
 i'll be there! Big Grin
  • 5 0
 i'll be there too!
  • 4 0
 Be there too yayayaya
  • 3 0
 steve peat all the way man! ill bet he rips it up in the final but gee atherton is a pretty gnarly rider to it ll be close!
  • 5 1
 GWIN for the WIN! 1. Gwin 2. Peaty 3. Minnaar 4. Atherton 5. Blenki
  • 3 0
 cant wait to be there and see Peaty win it back to back!!!
  • 3 1
 Sam Hill is going to win... I just pray he wont crash again. He's been crashing a lot on the Demo.
  • 2 0
 He's fast on the MSA track the records show! Just got to put together a stella run on the day!
  • 4 1
 good
  • 3 0
 Atherton's for the win!
  • 4 1
 Go Gwin!!!
  • 2 1
 sam hills 25.....................
  • 3 3
 My Prediction! 1. Markolf Berchtold 2. Wallace Miranda 3. Samuel Hill 4. Steve Smith 5. Brendan Fairclough
  • 2 0
 I wouldn't put any money on that dude Smile
  • 2 0
 no way! Smile
  • 2 0
 can't wait!!!!!

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