UCI Announces 2024 World Cup Calendar

Oct 17, 2023 at 9:44
by Alicia Leggett  
The elite women s podium in Mont Sainte Anne 2023.

The UCI has announced its 2024 calendar for World Cup events across cross-country, downhill, and enduro.

The schedule kicks off in April with two weekends of cross-country racing in Brazil at two new venues before the downhillers take on the more familiar Fort William and the enduro racers start their season in Finale Ligure.

The downhill and enduro racers will try out a new venue for both groups' second race in Bielsko-Biala, Poland, while the cross-country riders will have a month long break before their next showdown at the familiar Czech venue of Nove Mesto.

Leogang will offer the next downhill and enduro races, then the cross-country and downhill riders will head to Val di Sole before the cross-country racers take on Crans-Montana, where we saw EWS races in 2021 and 2022 but have not yet seen a World Cup cross-country event. The cross-country, downhill, and enduro racers will have the season's World Cup triple-header in June at Haute-Savoie as part of a ten-day French mountain biking festival. The enduro riders will stay busy for a bit with a race a week later at another new venue, Aletsch Arena, Switzerland.

The three groups will once again meet in Andorra for World Champs August 28 to September 1. Then, the downhill and enduro racers will return to France for another race at Loudenvielle. That'll be the season finale for the enduro crowd, while the others will continue forward to their last race.

Next up will be North America, with the cross-country racers finishing their season at Lake Placid, a two-time Winter Olympics venue but first-time World Cup one, and the downhill riders will have their final showdown at Mont-Sainte-Anne.

bigquotesWith its innovative new format bringing together all the major formats in the discipline, the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup was a huge success in 2023, with, for the first time, a round – in Haute-Savoie, France – hosting all the specialties on the series programme. There will be something new next year too, with new venues being included in this flagship mountain bike series, not only in Europe but also in North and South America. This testifies to the popularity of the sport, which the International Olympic Committee has just confirmed will be on the programme for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games. Mountain bike continues to develop internationally, and the UCI World Cup is undoubtedly a key element in this progress.UCI President David Lappartient

bigquotesAfter a ground-breaking 2023 I am proud to welcome both iconic venues and new destinations to the 2024 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup calendar. In the largest expansion of international mountain bike for many years, six new venues will join a blockbuster of a year, totalling 15 event weekends.

Expansion into South America and long-term agreements in Lake Placid in the USA, Trentino in Italy and Haute-Savoie in France are hallmarks to a season that offers more racing than ever before. Switzerland also joins with two new venues in the stunning Valais region and Poland joins the UCI World Cup calendar for the very first time.
Chris Ball, VP of Cycling Events at Warner Bros. Discovery Sports

We are curious to see how the events play out at the new venues. We've also noticed that there's one fewer race for both downhill and enduro next year compared to this year, so we imagine we'll hear a wealth of both positive and negative feedback from the riders - it would be cool to see more World Cup racing in the future, and we've heard already that many riders want that too.

We hope the riders can make the most of it and we look forward to watching all the racing unfold.

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  • 374 23
 So we get fewer races and not one in the US. This is a bigger robbery than rampage
  • 25 105
flag mrbrighteyes (Oct 17, 2023 at 10:39) (Below Threshold)
 Didn't know Lake Placid wasn't in America. European riders are actually taking two trips across the pond this year. Bummed that only one event has all the disciplines, I really enjoyed how much crossover there was this year.
  • 66 0
 Lake Placid has all the vert and terrain to support a DHI alongside the XC races. Could be a full top to bottom raw course.
  • 13 43
flag nickfranko (Oct 17, 2023 at 10:49) (Below Threshold)
 So, where is the second-to-last event located, then?
  • 55 28
 @mrbrighteyes: Not everyone cares all that much about XC-only UCI events.
  • 58 16
 @mrbrighteyes: Cross Country which many (not all) on Pinkbike could care less about.
  • 26 32
flag dchill (Oct 17, 2023 at 11:02) (Below Threshold)
 @nickfranko: we get 1 whole xc race boring AF
  • 34 6
 The only reason Lake Placid got a race is because they agree to hold it on a European sounding mountain there.
  • 210 28
 "Our long-term goal is to elevate the major racing formats of the UCI World Cup, taking the athletes and teams to a new level. We also want to maintain the ability to entertain and engage mountain bikers at all levels. The future is incredibly exciting and we are honoured to usher in a new era of the sport.— Chris Ball, CEO of ESO Sports January 2023"

Fast forward to 2024, we get Poland, a country bordering another at war, no new DH tracks and nothing in the USA.

Eat a bag of dicks Chris.
  • 13 0
 and we have to pay for it.
  • 5 0
 @toast2266: the UCI choosing to have a race on a mountain named after a Dutchman - is this irony or satire?
  • 48 4
 @ATXZJ: so you know the DH track in Poland. Can you share insights?

My turn to whine a bit: I miss the EWS series going to Oceania, South America… sure budget-wise it was not super ideal fir teams, but races where bundled in a geographic area in a pretty smart way. Enduro has lost a lot since the change as edh.
  • 6 3
 @sjma: Are there mountains in Dutchlang?!? I thought there only were Dijkes and Dick Pounds
  • 10 32
flag chrismac70 FL (Oct 17, 2023 at 11:57) (Below Threshold)
 @ATXZJ: Errrr last time I looked on the map Lake Placid was in the USA or has the Canadians invade and nobody noticed
  • 2 19
flag RichardPrust FL (Oct 17, 2023 at 11:59) (Below Threshold)
 World Champs is at Lake Placid
  • 18 2
 @chrismac70: To be fair, we don't travel to these events to watch XC.
  • 11 58
flag gearbo-x (Oct 17, 2023 at 12:33) (Below Threshold)
 Y'all can thank the WEF for this whole carbon footprint global warming horsebananas. Thr travelling and fuel costs penalties i bet is one of the major reasons. It's all a hoax.
  • 18 1
 @EnduroManiac: Other than geographic location, I don't know the track. I'm also not complaining about the track or the country it's located in. My concern is it seems to be an odd addition considering. It'd be great to see Croatia and Portugal back on the schedule.

I was really hoping to see a SECOND race added in the USA but instead we LOST the only DH race. Thankfully I was at Snowshoe for the one in 2019 and last one in 2023.

Looking at this announcement and listening to the last Vital podcast, only seemed to confirm the direction the UCI/Warner Bros wants to take the sport.
  • 15 0
 @gearbo-x: While I agree there's a lot of greedflation going on out there, It's the UCI doing it's best to make this sport as exclusive to the big money teams as possible.

They will learn this is not formula one, motogp or the tour de france. Fans and riders will pay for their hubris.
  • 9 0
 Hopefully Whiteface will be taking the time next year to construct a proper DH track and we may see it in 2025
  • 9 0
 It’s to get us back for all the alleged North American bias at Rampage.
  • 7 0
 @toddonbike: Agreed. Huge opportunity to bring the bike park back from the dead. With the growth of the singletrack riding around the area it's almost stupid for them not to. A mega World Cup track could be built.
  • 9 0
 @ATXZJ: I’d love Slovenia back too. My point was you complaining of no new track, while there’s one literally no one here knows. That’s it. They’ll never make everyone happy whatever their "decisions " are (as we have to keep in mind that they select venues based on applications of the said venues, UCI does not have the dictatorship power to impose a location to organize a race, and that’s good).
  • 6 0
 @EnduroManiac: I completely agree and understand the economics and logistics involved. That there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes.

Losing a track for a track is a zero sum gain in my book, particularly when we were (falsely) hoping UCI/Warner would bring more.

I am very, very curious as to how the spectator turnout will be at the XC only events. We shall see.
  • 2 1
 @gearbo-x: Odd spot to slot in your Theoreez but I'm pretty sure much of Canada sweltered and burned for months on end in 2023. Just a load of road apples, I suppose.
  • 7 0
 Olympic Year. UCI has to work around that event. I hear it's a big deal.
  • 7 0
 @EnduroManiac: I guess they can make everyone happy. Keep the existing venues and add new ones while staying reasonable on the quantities for the teams financial aspect even though if they push for "big teams" only kinda sport it should not be an issue.
And lastly trash the semi finals. (litteraly the only things every one wants).

And for the UCI not having the dictatorship power to impose locations, I wont be so sure. Controlling the price tag to become a host venue is a pretty good leverage, even though it can backfire at you if not used properly. The disepearance of great venues like Lenzerheide or Snow shoe might just be a sign of that. Just hopes it wont get worse...
  • 5 4
 @slackedmtb: cool, about time DH and Enduro were Olympic events....
  • 24 0
 A 2 month gap during the best weather in the northern hemisphere whos making these decisions ?

Someone needs to start a NORBA series again so all the pro's can keep racing, its already bad enough with a 6/7 month break between the end and the start of the season no wonder so many teams are pulling out why would you pay someone a huge amount of money to race for you when theres hardly any racing ?
  • 8 1
 Here's an idea: The UCI put forward 20 tracks between April and October or longer as weather can be better in different countries and it goes out to the riders, then the riders pick 10 rounds for the year that they want to race, vote get counted and there are your 10 rounds of racing that everyone would be happy with ?
  • 6 13
flag likeittacky (Oct 17, 2023 at 14:47) (Below Threshold)
 And a 2 month gap between July -Sept races! So retarded!! Please Someone create a New Race organization with really good coverage and Rob Warner involved!!!
  • 7 2
 @suspended-flesh: Yeah, I'm not going to drive 8-10 hours to only see XC. DH... maybe. (I'm in the Midwest)
  • 1 1
 @CamNeelyCantWheelie: That's not a race course though. Big difference between sweet rugged trail descents, and the size and scope of building a WC DH track. You could definitely make one at Whiteface (most vertical drop on the East Coast!) but it would take years.
  • 2 0
 @CamNeelyCantWheelie: Can't imagine the trails at whiteface have completely faded... It's steep and rocky enough out there!
  • 4 0
 @ATXZJ: Polish track will be new, no?
  • 1 2
 @heavyp: it’s an Olympic year which is considered quite important. It’s in the northern hemisphere
  • 3 1
 @ATXZJ: At least there is no motor bike racing on the calendar
  • 1 0
 @likeittacky: Similar to this year. World Champs are in that gap.
  • 6 0
 @ATXZJ: XC is huge, especially in Brazil. It's massive in Europe too. They had XC-only events in 2023 and I don't believe turn-out was an issue.
  • 1 0
 hahahahahaha pay back time
  • 6 0
 @ATXZJ: "I am very, very curious as to how the spectator turnout will be at the XC only events. We shall see."

I am not sure how a WC XCO only will go in USA, but WC XCO only events in EU are pretty dam good. Nove Mesto is one of the best events of the season since their beginning. Regularly about 40,000 paying spectators over the weekend. Some of the best crowds i have witnessed over the last 25 years of attending WC's.

Super bummed to see the EDR an only EU Cup though, but happy to see that Leogang is DH and EDR only in '24. I do think UCI learned they could not manage all 3 disciplines on a weekend. Leogang was a nightmare for teams/staff particularly for EDR people. Hopefully Loudenville can redeem themselves and figures out how to manage 2 disciplines better. Shame because the EWS was always good there but this year was clearly overlooked with DH in town. Not enough recourses.
  • 7 0
 @ATXZJ: Chris ball is UNT
  • 1 0
 @cashew: well, we can but we dont have to :-)
  • 1 0
 @suspended-flesh: I personally, couldn't care less.
  • 7 0
 @ATXZJ: Oh, so you wanted to have two races in US, but we can't even have one? Razz

I would very gladly watch Snowshoe or Slovenia/Croatia/Portugal instead of Ft William or Leogang, actually.
  • 19 3
 @ATXZJ: "we get Poland, a country bordering another at war"...are you sure you know what you are talking about? my country borders both Poland and Ukraine and I can tell you, you can feel much safer here than in the western part of Europe nowadays...which is quite sad of course...
  • 4 5
 @slackedmtb: Right. Support the Olympics after it was held in 2022 in China. Didn’t China have something to do with wrecking the world for a few years and the Olympics were still held there? Hmmm

I will stick to supporting my local DH races and then ride my trail bike when the olympics are on TV.
  • 3 0
 @sjma: Henry van Hoevenberg was born in 1849 in Oswego New York and was therefore American. Source: www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/henry-van-hoevenberg-24-31lgs0b

But regarding the name, you are absolutely right, it is Dutch and it means that he came from (van) some farms (hoeven) on a mountain or hill (berg).
  • 4 2
 all the countries outside of north america and europe never get anything - that is the bigger robbery than the US not getting one for one year
  • 9 0
 @ATXZJ:

Well you get new tracks. Since Poland is a new tracks and the French round is a new track.

ALso "a country bordering another war" way to dismiss people here. Poland is safe. The war is thousands of kilometers from our border.
  • 3 0
 @EnduroManiac: he doesn't. It's a new trail being built specifically for the event.
  • 14 1
 @katko: western europe is safe. Stop spreading bs. Hell you are probably more at risk in america given the amount of gun violence vs anywhere in Europe
  • 5 0
 @spaced: well I didnt write it is not safe, just the situation now is more tense... I was reacting mainly to the fact that someone thinks Poland is not safe having a border with Ukraine...I love to travel to bike races all over Europe so I can compare...my conclusion is: dont worry and visit Poland Smile
  • 3 0
 @Planetx888: built from scratch, but according to EnduroTrails crowd ( responsible for maintaining and building trails around Bielsko-Biala) it is almost finished, so the soil should be well settled for next year racing
  • 1 0
 @skywalkdontrun: I think it would take a couple months of coordinated efforts. Seems like a total missed opportunity given the MSA race the next weekend. I guess we know which weekend Killington will be having the US Open!
  • 1 0
 @mattomoto:

fair point. i was viewing the situation through the eyes of a NA downhiller. We kinda stick around for the short track race then go hit the bar LoL
  • 2 0
 @katko: As someone living on the border with what has been one of the most dangerous cities in the world, I completely get it. We can sleep soundly with our doors unlocked but within a 10 minute walk was an all out cartel war.

However a lot can change in a year and things might get hot over there. Hope it doesn't. I am encouraged that Poland has stopped laundering weapons to Ukraine for the USA.

We are planning a trip to Montenegro for a home to purchase for retirement next year, so we might incorporate that with the race in Poland.

Geopolitics mode off.
  • 1 0
 as an Englishman I honestly feel like there should be at least 1 round in the USA if not 2, because it must be the biggest market for selling bikes and kit by a long way. Im glad there is a UK round, but we have a lot in Europe.
  • 2 0
 @drjonnywonderboy: yes, and South America and Asia
  • 6 3
 As all the Brits complain about Brendog being robbed at Rampage, yet North Americans are always robbed when it comes to European sports and involvement. Get used to it. Check out the stats:

www.maximizemarketresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/mountain-bike-market-64a519567c79b.webp

Over half of the global MTB market comes from the US. So being “fair and equitable”, shouldn’t over half of the UCI rounds be in North America?

Oh wait…UCI is based in Europe. The president Lapparrient is French and the only VP that has a semblance of MTB experience Katerina Nash, is XC focused from the CZE.

And y’all want to complain about biases lol.
  • 2 0
 Yeah...Snowshoe is always fun to watch. Also, would be nice to see Whistler bike park's new dh track get in the mix. Would be awesome for Finn and Jackson to ride there.
  • 2 0
 @EnduroManiac: track is being built in Szczyrk, a mountain resort near Bielsko-Biala. And Bielsko has a lot to offer for enduro and DH. There should be no disappointment and great racing ahead
  • 2 4
 @suspended-flesh: not everyone cares about DH only event either, trying to start a fight?
  • 7 1
 @mrkkbb: Sure, I'm down to fight. PB has traditionally been home to riders and race fans from the gravity side of the MTB world.
  • 2 1
 @SvenNorske: "Over half of the global MTB market comes from the US."... That's bullshit!
  • 1 0
 @Ynotgorilla: Im not in Dutchlang im in the us
  • 2 1
 @SvenNorske:

Katerina is from CZE, but has lived in the States for probably over 25 years. Yes she was an XC/CX racer, but has always been one for fighting for equal rights for all racers- DH and XC. One of the most level headed and straight shooters i have known. She is a very good athlete representative (both DH and XC) for UCI, though I suspect she is fighting the "good ol' boy" UCI bullshit in her job. She would also be the first to fight to have more North American or global rounds if it was up to her.
  • 2 0
 @jmcapra2018: It’s New York’s only hope now that Windham is done for. I wouldn’t hold my breath, though. The only lift/shuttle assisted bike park in the state is now Greek Peak to the best of my knowledge. Frown
  • 1 0
 @Stihlgoin: Agreed, was bummed to hear about Windham as I never made an opportunity to get over there to ride. I live 25min from Greek, and though it is nice to have that opportunity of lift access, that is a very small mountain in comparison. Nothing like the experience of something like Killington for example. Not going to hold my breath, but Whiteface would be stupid not to even entertain the business case. An epic WC DH track could be built from some of the existing runs... Read an article today that the Lake Placid deal is for 3 years at this point and with next year being the last for Iron Man events I'm sure a lot of people would welcome it.
  • 1 0
 @CamNeelyCantWheelie: It would take a lot more than a couple months. Some infrastructure obviously exists there as it's a ski resort, but the downhill tracks haven't been used in 5 years, and none of the trails that existed there were WC caliber to begin with.
  • 2 0
 @kraken: DH or enduro? Is DH in Szczyrk? Wondering where to book the acomodation. We're definitely going to watch DH practice and race, but we also want to come a couple days earlier and ride enduro/ trails. We're probably going to have to designate a driver anyway, at least for the rave days Big Grin
  • 2 0
 Race days, lol
  • 4 0
 @mrkkbb: Oh buddy, this site used to be XC- free just a few years back...
  • 1 0
 @SvenNorske: questionable report when one of the “big 4” (Specialized) is not mentioned in “key players”
  • 1 0
 @jmcapra2018: We rode Windham three times this year after ditching Greek due to their internal politics that killed off local racing (including the Wednesday night dual slalom league). My wife took the majority of the race photos for the events there over the past couple of years. We live 40 minutes away from Greek, 2&1/2 hours from Windham. Windham had some great trails, but needed more of them. It definitely had more rocks and chunk than Greek, more jumps and a fast lift. The staff was friendly and we considered it worth the drive. If not for the recent weekend weather we would’ve been back a couple more times. I think subsidies for snow making infrastructure lead these resorts in the area to ignore mountain biking for the most part. I find this ironic, since winter is so fickle in NY and oftentimes it’s too warm to even make snow.
  • 1 0
 @SvenNorske: I totally see your point but the fact that half the market comes from the US could be a reason for dropping the race. Look at football (soccer), Qatar is hardly a footballing country but the financial prospects of having the world cup there are better than having it in the UK for example. It's going to be money related somewhere.
  • 1 0
 @chmurka3rg: there is an oldschool camping near Bielsko enduro trails. If you plan to bring your bikes with you , it is worth considering ( they use these classic Brda camping homes) , trail center, bike rental and many more is right beside, you can start climbing the bike using daglezjowy right to the top of Kozia góra , and if you were to transfer over to Szczyrk from there it would be easy also
  • 1 0
 @Trance20112: Qatar had the World Cup because FIFA is blatantly corrupt and took the massive bribes Qatar paid to help sportswash their national image, not because it made better financial sense.
  • 1 0
 @skywalkdontrun: Read the last sentence of my comment.
  • 170 2
 In first. This sucks and so does the UCI. Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.
  • 16 0
 F UCI
  • 12 0
 @idecic: you meant: VA TE FAIRE FOUTRE Union Cycliste Internationale DE MERDE!!!!

Never thought it could be so lame.
  • 5 1
 I just want to know if they are keeping semis!! And we were told Fort Bill was done for, so it's rad to see it's still on the ticket... a bit earlier than last year too. I also wonder what team changes we'll see in this offseason. Other than that, have fun complaining. Racing is rad.
  • 1 12
flag opignonlibre (Oct 18, 2023 at 0:24) (Below Threshold)
 @danstonQ: What did the UCI do to you to become so rude?
  • 4 2
 @opignonlibre: I express in proper terms what north a******* prude hypocrisy doesn't say in proper terms.
  • 6 3
 @danstonQ: The thing is you probably have no idea which part does the UCI have to do with the lack of venues. The UCI is not the race organizers. And I am as french as you so it is not about being prude or not.

Fact is that hosting a world cup is a big event and there aren't that many organizer willing to host them. The 20 or 30k fee the UCI is asking the org is pocket change compared to the global budget of hosting the races so I don't think it accounts for a lot. There are probably stuff that UCI could do better but I don't think the equation is as simple as : The calendar don't suit me, f*ck the UCI.
  • 140 5
 Cant wait for the Red Bull hardline series schedule to be announced. Also, Americans mad about no DH round? This is a great opportunity to support Neko Mulally's downhill southeast series. Help grow the grassroots of USDH. Its also obvious the UCI has no intention of growing enduro and it will die just like 4X did
  • 35 0
 This is exactly what I just DM’d to a friend who races DHSE with aspirations to make it to world cups. We just need to pull out of supporting world cups for a few years and focus on our area’s scene.

I hope brands line Devinci and GT intend to do that, and that’s why they’re pulling out of World Cup.
  • 37 0
 Not to mention the Downhill Rockies series, which had some 16 year old kid riding pretty fast...
  • 3 0
 @Hogfly: That would be great to see the series get more support
  • 4 0
 @Lostrodamus: Yeah guess I should have specified east coast Americans. Scene out west looks healthy as well!
  • 7 0
 @Lostrodamus: yep. My kid races enduro, and BME and Revolution are both good series (though BME requires some crazy travel). Lots of decent to good regional series popping up in both enduro and downhill though around the US.
  • 9 0
 There are quite a few regional events in the US that could use the support. BME, DHSE, Downhill Rockies, NW Cup.

Proper fan support (and money) means they can get into more venues, more races, more support.
  • 4 0
 @dukesilver32: Here's to the shared success of regional series, and hoping they come together to create a national series!
  • 22 0
 There are some hints to Hardline 2024 - you can already buy the broadcasting rights:
www.redbullscreeningroom.com/catalog/521

Only two stops it seems:
February 2024, Australia
June 2024, Wales, UK

So not much of a "series" - still, better than just one race.
  • 9 1
 @roliK: I wonder if that’s why Dan Atherton’s recent Instagram story had him on a flight to Singapore.
  • 2 0
 @lewiscraik: BTW, that downvote was an accident!
  • 7 0
 @Lostrodamus: Downhill Rockies is a much needed series in one of the hotbeds of USDH and definitely deserves support. That being said, man I wish the organizer would take planning it more seriously. Many of the venues are sick, but every single race I did with them was a mess
  • 4 0
 @roliK: This is BIG news! First I had heard of it, thanks.

Time to start looking into flights to Tassie. Been wanting to get down there to ride for ages, anyway.
  • 3 0
 @IsaacWislon82: I hope they are better for the 2024 season, I'm going to try to do all of them next year because I'm now close enough to race them.
  • 3 0
 @highland-hippie: weekend of the 24th and 25th. Fits in perfectly for a road trip after Thredbo Cannonball that runs 12th-17th of Feb.
  • 6 1
 @Lostrodamus:
You mean that kid who swept the World Cup track at Snowshoe! UCI will figure out who he is next year.
  • 1 0
 @RevedOut: Oh, they most certainly will.
  • 68 0
 UCI DH Europe Cup (+ token Canada race)
  • 11 0
 ... Enduro Europa Cup...
  • 26 0
 in our most European area lol
  • 20 7
 The Americans have World Series baseball that only involves teams and candies in one country. DH is positively global in comparison
  • 13 1
 @chrismac70: Toronto Blue Jays.
  • 7 1
 Exactly. The UCI only likes events to be in Europe. Worst thing is the DH riders seemed to really like the track at Showshoe... Guess that meant the UCI needed to take it away. #HateTheUCI
  • 9 1
 @shaun-ridefast-michael: Or Snowshoe didn't bid, which is more likely.
  • 2 1
 @chrismac70: Toronto Blue Jays. Montreal expos.

But yes mostly usa.
  • 6 1
 @shaun-ridefast-michael: It's the UCI. "No money no honey", you need to pay to play, so pay up sucka.
#CorruptionFTW
  • 1 0
 @fabwizard: I think the Expos left Montreal for Washington DC in 2005.
  • 1 0
 @wcmitch: Yeah we call them the Nationals now... I hear there may be another expansion team coming to Canada, but I honestly don't follow sports ball too closely, so I could be talking from my ass.
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 @shaun-ridefast-michael:

As much as I think there should be a race in US riders absolutely did not like the snowshoe track. Most of them complained even the top ones.
  • 1 0
 @BikesBoatsNJeeps: that's like saying Andorra isn't in France. LOL
  • 1 0
 MSA is in French-Only speaking Quebec, so that makes perfect sense why it was preserved as MSA is literally in the middle of nowhere....
  • 59 1
 Dear UCI: You dumb f*cks.
  • 54 0
 Enduro cut down to 6 races from 8 a couple of seasons ago. I guess the UCI doesn't like the crankworks tie in, shame because rotorua and whistler regularly seemed to be the best races
  • 22 5
 word on the street is proper enduro EDR is done, last season in 2024, as it shifts to Electric Enduro full time...and no, wish I was joking.
  • 6 0
 @yakimonti: where did you hear that? Do you have a link to an article?
  • 10 4
 @yakimonti: E Enduro has been the plan for years, even before the UCI was involved. Heavy AF bikes with 38mm stanchions were the trojan horse.
  • 3 0
 @yakimonti: Is there an E-EDR schedule posted? I didn't see it- wondered if it was canceled.
  • 5 0
 @yakimonti: I hope so badly that you're wrong
  • 7 3
 @IsaacWislon82: Well brands aren't really focusing on regular bike development right now because the money is in ebikes. Why would a brand spend money to develop a bike that nobody will buy just to have it raced in a series that nobody can watch anyway?
  • 12 0
 Crazy to think the planned 2022 EWS Calendar had 11 rounds. Crazy how quick its changed.
  • 2 0
 @yakimonti: gargantuan, if factual. Among other things it would leave all ews riders with no series unless they switched to eebs. And a race format that's popular at grassroots level with no international series
  • 52 0
 kurwa downhill and enduro in poland :o
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 F*ck yeah, enduro in my city!!!
I wonder if there are just fewer and fewer cities that want to pay UCI so we got a chance ...
The DH track is not even there yet! Big Grin
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 @lkubica: is there even a cableway at bielsko biala enduro trails? or the DH will be in different spot? xD i want to book accommodation and i dont know where xD
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 @pistikmann: DH - Szczyrk, Enduro - BB or Szczyrk+BB Wink
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 @Guncar: thnx mate
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 @pistikmann: DH will be in Szczyrk but there also is a small cable in Bielsko on Szyndzielnia mountain.
Cables in Szczyrk are top notch.
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 @lkubica: can't wait to hear Ric mangle these place names!
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 @Maxcommencemal: Bielsko is simple, but Szczyrk will be quite funny Smile
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 @lkubica: would you care to explain to us mortals how does that sound, kind sir?
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 @luckymixes: shcheerk lol
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 @lkubica: so, what hotel should I book, and what's the best pub?
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 @CarbonShmarbon: If you're after enduro, then www.hotelnabloniach.pl will be the best bet. Majority of the enduro events start and end within a short walk from this hotel. It's also right at the bottom of the official trail system with quite a few bike hire places to choose from
If it's DH you're after, then Szczyrk is the best bet, as it's the most likely place to host this event, if I had to guess. There's a good choice of hotels in there, this is the best place to start: www.szczyrkowski.pl/en
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 @pistikmann: you live in a cave? open Trailforks and you will know... Smile
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 @katko: Trailforks is dead in this area since it is paid Smile There are official trails there, which is like maybe 20% of all the trails Smile It would be cool to have

@luckymixes www.howtopronounce.com/szczyrk
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 @lkubica: what are you talking about? the official ETBB trails are visible in any version, free or paid...I know there are many more, I live nearby and ride there very often...yes the guy lives in Košice which is quite far, but BB is the best place in V4 area for proper riding...the trails are not visible not because TF is paid...they are not legal, but everyone knows them...
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 @katko: This is what I said, official trails are on TF, but no one publishes new trails there and all non sanctioned trails were removed from TF. Most of them are on Strava.
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 @lkubica: so we agree, they are not there because TF is paid...it will be a great venue, looking forward to it... Smile
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 @katko: Most trails disappeared form TF a few weeks before it became paid Smile Go figure.
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 @lkubica: ok, so it is all on Strava because it is not paid...oh wait...luckily I have locals who always provide feedback Smile
  • 4 0
 Cannot wait for the Poland round, I’ll be going for sure!!
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 @pistikmann: There is a cable in bielsko biala but the dh is in szczyrk where there is also a cable car
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 @jimmythehat: yeah Bielsko-Biała is a nice place, beautiful countryside around it and great trails.
  • 4 0
 I couldn't agree more - we should do a pinkbike commenters meet up somewhere Wink
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 @dj100procentenduro: We can make a little meetup in Bielsko why not. Better yet, we should do a group ride.
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 @lkubica: Would be nice
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 Wonder if they will build a new track in Szczyrk alls the tracks are verry flat for a DH WC
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 @dark-o: They are already building a new track, existing are not proper dh tracks by any means. But the mountain is plenty big and steep.
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 @katko: why so rude? If people here can talk with me and write me any info i am glad. I am not very intrested in TF or strava mate but thank you see you in Poland
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 @lkubica: Yes. And beers Big Grin
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 Nothing in Central America, Asia, Africa, or Oceania. 2 back to back weekends, both on the same side of the Western Hemisphere with no enduro events and only 1 downhill event. Great schedule if you're in Europe though.
  • 52 0
 I'm in Europe and I think this sucks. I want a world cup with races across the globe.
  • 13 1
 @nozes: the continents that are visited by the "World Cup" next year are home to ~20% of the world's population. If the UCI's aim is to grow the sport of cycling and to be the international authority on the sport, they're doing a piss poor job.
  • 18 0
 Some oil billionaire needs to get on board and make a truly DH World Cup with venues in cool places like Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Japan, Korea, South Africa, New Zealand, Asutralia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Tibet, etc. 20 races, divided into two seasons, North and South. DH god's, make it happen
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 Your assuming teams want to fund that much travel and organisers are willing to put wc level races on
  • 7 1
 @chrismac70: No, I'm assuming an oil billionaire would be pouring trains of money into the whole thing. After that assumption, everything is posible.

Without the UCI trying to milk organizers dry I'm pretty sure many venues around the world would be glad to host a DH Pro Series, for everything else there's Mastercard.
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 @chrismac70: We've seen numerous WC races put on in American areas in the past (way back), and they've shown they can do it (Big Bear, CA; Vail, CO; Windham, NY; Snowshoe, WV among others). Not to mention there are plenty of great mountains that host large events like Killington, VT, Mountain Creek, NJ, Mammoth, CA, Whistler, BC.
Lastly, your comment about teams traveling assumes all the teams are in Europe; there are teams in the US & Canada as well who have to spend an arm & a leg to make their entire season overseas (minus 1)... All this doesn't seem to get considered by the UCI which leads me to believe they're just simply biased towards Europe...
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 @chrismac70: oh , your weren't replying to me, sorry about that, my bad. Damm Pinkbike notificacions.
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 @shaun-ridefast-michael This has been addressed in other articles, but the UCI doesn't exactly decide where to hold races. The venues have to pay the UCI to host races and I assume have some sort of application process. My guess is no one wants to pay their fees to host a race because it's not worth it financially.
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 @shaun-ridefast-michael:

Windham is closing the bike park for good after this season unfortunately. What a shame
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 @danielteleman: hmm. If only there was a energy drink brand that had the ability to organize and pay for events around the world.

They might have the uci seeing red.
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 @motts: That is what is was thinking, I wonder how much have fees increased over that last two years, specially for Enduro. If i recalled correctly when it was the EWS there were more races all over the glove.
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 @danielteleman: keep that dirty oil money OUT of DH! most oil rich countries are morally reprehensible... FK EM
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 @shaun-ridefast-michael: Travel impact any team regardless of the country of origin. You are naive if you think all US, Aussie or NZ teams travel bike to home country between every round. They all rent some place as a homebase during season the same way non euro road and xc professional riders mostly all live in the Girona area in Spain.
  • 2 0
 @danielteleman: they are building a ski resort un Saudi Arabia, trojena mountains, so there is a chance of some oil money to mtb hahaha
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 @Lagr1980: this is absolutely already happening. Notice the Shell logo across every British cycling athlete at Fort Will world champs? Or Ineos sponsoring out current XC world champs Tom Pidock and Pauline ferrand-prevot? Oil companies love sponsoring cycling because it allows them to present themselves as 'green'.
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 Cycling simply doesn't have the money to do a true global race schedule. If it had F1 cash then sure. Take what we can get as it will never get better
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 Well the issue with non Euro rounds is UCI has already started milking everyone super hard and basically shits on everyone who isn't a privateer so my guess is they are not adding more races on other continents to not have a shitstorm on their hands. They could not be greedy dicks and then people could afford to go to different places instead of teams closing up shop. ALso end semifinals
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 @danielteleman: This really wouldn't be a great idea, most riders would struggle to justify the travel costs to get to some of these locations unless they're supported by a factory team. Nevermind the lack of fans in those countries who would support the race. Having 20 races a year would only increase costs, saturate the racing season and lead to more injuries.
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 @calcrossland26: Please read again the part where i talk about an oil billionarie. Do you really think one of those guys who pay millions to washed up soccer players or buy sports cars by the dozen would had any trouble forking 10 or 20 million euros to cover/help with travel expenses? Two seasons of 10 races ( or 8 if you want) is not saturating at all, its six months racing six months rest.

I know this is a pipe dream and im talking half tongue in cheek but I honestly believe this is the greatest sport on earth, its just Discovery havent realize it yet. Theres no other sport like it in terms of plasticity, risk & emotion. Name a sport who plays to the beauty of a place like DH, there isnt! Have you seen the video(pic edits of Mount SaintAnne? Phenomenal filmography. And its (for the most part) green, for f*cks sake! They go around on bikes. There are kids, bikes and hills all over the world.

A global series, playing to the strengths of beatiful locations all over the world, with a DriveTo Survive-like series, showing off the people and culture of those mountainous regions, showcasing the amazing/funny/idiosyncratic characters of DH riders (that truly embody the racing spirit like no other group of racers on earth) would be, i believe, a great success, its truly the RACING SPORT OF THE FUTURE, thats why im asking the DH gods for a oil prince or the son of Elon Musk to try a MTB and fall in love with it.
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 @danielteleman: Elon fan boy.... Says it all :'D Do you honestly think the UCI would take money from countries that practice homophobia punishable by death, women stoned in the street for not wearing burkas an practice modern day slavery..... ?
Even the UCI isn't that evil....
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 @naptime: No of course they wouldn't hold the road World Champs in places like Qatar (2016), Rwanda (2025) and the UAE (202Cool .
Or did I miss the joke?
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 @BenPea: dude is thinking oil money could save DH
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 @naptime: Yeah I got that, but I just thought you were being a bit soft on the UCI, but possibly only sarcastically.
  • 3 0
 @naptime: um look at their road race locations. Money will buy the uci.
  • 3 0
 oh, I thought this was an MTB sit sorry not sorry. FK the middle east
  • 1 0
 @BenPea: 99.9% of what I type here is sarcasm.. slaute' emoji
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 @fabwizard: We've been through this!
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 @Solorider13: Absolutely. I feel for the staff. They were so friendly and cared about the trails. It seems as though New York, other than small local pockets, has missed the boat regarding mountain biking. There are some good things happening from Syracuse North and East, but as a whole DH in NY is nearly dead. Now the residents have 3+ hour drives to DH parks. Alternatively, they can move out of state where things are happening and DH options are expanding.
  • 37 1
 Hyper euro-centric DH and Enduro. Additionally, Enduro is being absolutely destroyed by all these stops in bike parks, and playing second fiddle to the DH events. They're completely missing the point of that kind of riding. Seeing exciting locations and trails, unlike anything you'd find at a bike park, was half the enjoyment of it. I feel like they're really trying to put the final nail in the coffin. Fucking UCI.
  • 21 1
 Totally agree. Enduro has become a multi stage DH race. Which is absolutely nothing like it's supposed to be. They have completely ruined it. XC is the only discipline that hasn't changed much and has actually been really exciting to watch lately. Chris Ball has a lot of work to do - so far he's done nothing but hide behind his big paycheck by the looks of it.
  • 28 0
 Someone needs to step up and bring a UCI DH race to the western U.S. (Mammoth? Trestle? Angelfire?). Also, the Whistler one needs to happen as well. I swear, the schedule just gets worse every year instead of improving. Thinking I'll definitely pass on the GCN+ subscription next year.
  • 20 2
 None of the western US resorts or Whistler need the UCI and its publicity. With the prices they charge to host a world cup, those resorts get more than enough people as it is. Back in the early days of world cup western places held DH and XC races but these days there is no incentive for them to do it especially when they have to deal with the UCI.
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 @wilsonians: I get all of that. But it still sucks. The fans wanna see the best riders in the world, compete on the best tracks around the world. In a variety of locations, throughout the world.
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 @tmwjr777: I don't disagree and I wish they had more options around the globe as well. If it was easier and/or more financially reasonable I bet you would see more places step up but the UCI thinks a world cup is the Olympics and acts like the IOC.
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 Purgatory as well. But they’d need to race the OG parts of the World Cup track
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 @stormracing: The problem with that, at least from my standpoint. There is no draw outside of the race itself. The bike park at Purgatory is kind of a joke. If I am driving 6-8 hours or more each way, it has to be a bike park worth making the journey to. I wanna be able to make a 4-7 day trip out of it more or less. Get in some great riding, as well as watch the race. WC DH races should be held at venues with world class bike parks, with great villages/ski towns at the base.
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 @stormracing: Have you ridden the Purg world cup track recently? They added a road gap, re-worked a couple sections but kept it about as gnarly as they come. IMO the only real problem with it as a high-level race track is the somewhat limited line choice
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 @tmwjr777: no draw outside the race itself? Where you coming from?
And I can see from an outsider perspective what you mean… I do live here however and would suggest you look more deeply around the park and also VERY near to the park and it is some of the best riding in the states that’s I’ve encountered. And my wife and I lived on the road for years and have been all over the US riding. I think there is far more in the area than you are giving credit to.
Also out of curiosity I’m wondering what makes you feel this place is a joke? Like Lynx and World Cup are a joke? The lodging? Or what do you refer to? I do agree though that the village and the base area as well as surrounding area aren’t exactly the most happening places…
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 @IsaacWislon82: funny enough… I’m at the top of it right now as I type this between laps. I live here.
We used the ride the OG track all the time before the new portion got built. I do agree that line choice is limited which is lame. The OG track had incredible line choice and was an old WC and Norba favorite back in the day! I just wish we continued to use and ride the OG track. Far more natural, raw, wider, and unique sections. The new is far too bike park like and single lined. Still fun… but quite different
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 @stormracing: I thought Purg closed a few weeks ago? Pedal laps I guess? Anyways, I never rode the old version but in its current form its one the my favorite race tracks, just wish they widened some sections for extra line choice. Some of those features are truly terrifying
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 @IsaacWislon82: yeah, unfortunately they did. Bummer cuz it’s all time right now with the leaves and dirt.
Yeah, sometimes Pedal laps and sometimes shuttles.
I agree with that. Would be way cool if a tad wider and more line choice.
The course is a fun one for sure! Both old and new. Keeps ya on your toes!
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 @stormracing: the new WC DH track is a sick joke when compared to other WC venues. it's a one line track and the top section is just a lazy assed taped line with no notable features. i like off camber grass but as seen at les gets, they need to be a few more gaps and jumps at the top. the old track seemed sick but we're living in the past. the limited raw and tech sections are really slow for a DH track too.

lynx, is a old pirate skid track that is blown the f*ck out and is really short in general.

great views and few cool features but its very limited when compared to other bike parks. i still ride purg tho.
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 @stormracing: Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful area. But generally speaking, if I am travelling to ride, I wanna ride the chair basically the whole time. If I stay somewhere for a week, I may do one pedal ride, and 3-4 lift days. Purgatory doesn't have enough trails, or quality of trails to meet my standards. The town of Durango is nice. But the base area at the ski resort is kind of lacking on amenities. I mean no disrespect to the Durango area. It's nice, and I've spent a lot of time in Colorado over the years and I love it there.. But I guess I've gotten spoiled by the fact that on my usual bike trips to CO, I stay in the Summit County area. Where there's lots to do, and multiple great bike parks within a relatively short drive.
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 @tmwjr777: I won’t disagree with a single thing you said. Not one.
I’ll throw in that the quietness and lack of certain things can make it beautifully peaceful around here where it’s never busy and I can always enjoy the quietness… but everything else I’m in agreement. Staying nearby ain’t the easiest and I would prefer to be up here rather than Durango as well. Yet, there are practically zero amenities nearby. I lap these trails every day because it’s home but it’s definitely not in quantity to make a good handful of days out of it on a trip with the sole desire to ride chairlift. Not much to do either when it comes to family fun outside of just hikes or biking in those after hours times of day.
It is a double edged sword for sure but there are some aspects around here that I’d wish to get better. The terrain is insanely freaking good! Just wish purg would do more with it…
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 @slayerdegnar: I’m definitely living in the past with my feels to what OG track was like and what purg was like prior to Chair 1 running bikes and the traffic on all trails. But it’s all good! I still love it around here. I really do. Just hope we can keep expanding in ways that will bring more raw and tech. The terrain around here is freaking perfect for it and can be so gnarly! If utilized…

Man, you got me thinking about old Lynx before getting blown out and being grandfathered in…. Oh that was good!
Still rad trail though

It’s definitely a limited place. It’s nice seeing some of the old lines around the park opening up again but I just hope that more stuff continues to be built utilizing the rad terrain
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 @stormracing: I hear ya. We deal with some of the same struggles here in AZ. I live in the Prescott area. Which has some decent riding. Even a few trails that are shuttle worthy. And, it's only a 45 minute drive for me to Sedona which is nice. Plus I have the option of riding in the Phoenix area during the winters which is nice. Those are the upsides of living here. The downsides though... Most of our trails are not really built for bikes. Though that is changing a bit. There are only two ski areas here. AZ Snowbowl in Flagstaff is my closest resort, at about 80-90 minutes away. But they've been talking about a bike park for 20 years now and it still hasn't materialized. But they are still "working on it" supposedly. The other resort is Sunrise, and that's about a 3-1/2 hour drive for me. They have the only lift serviced bike park in AZ. It's in a beautiful area, but it's the middle of nowhere. Very limited amenities. And the bike park is pretty rough/old skool. But they are finally making improvements the last couple of years. They installed triple bike trays on the lift this year. And they've been improving trails/building new trails. So, at least that's something to look forward to. We're not all lucky enough to live in an "ideal" location for DH oriented riding. But there are plenty of positives to be had. There are definitely WAY worse places to live as a mountain biker. Smile
  • 24 0
 I'm really interested to hear how some of the riders feel about this. Now DH riders have to travel to NA for just one individual race? I think it's cool they're putting two XCO races in Brazil, but why not keep a couple of DH races in NA as part of a "North American leg" of the season?

The Euro-centric nature of the UCI allows Euro riders to have the better opportunity to make it while the US/Canada riders undertake larger costs/logistical challenges. North America is the largest sports market in the world and home to two of the biggest countries for MTB in the world as well. Especially when it seems like North Americans show up big for Snowshoe and MSA (w/snowshoe being close to nowhere too) making attendance seem like it isn't an issue at all. I know I'm just beating a dead bike here, but it's frustrating every year.
  • 28 1
 LOL, this is what America gets for treating our boy Bren at Rampage. No DH for you!

*Safety wink
  • 2 0
 Mont St Anne is doomed when Jackson wins his first overall WC if this carries on
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 Haha comment gold !
  • 22 1
 Now I see why they changed the EWS name... Enduro European Series.

Also, there are plenty of good spots for a DH world cup in the Americas (north/central/south), NZ/AU, probably Asia too (not familiar personally, but I bet there are many). But yeah, we only have MSA in the French overseas colonies, which almost feels like Europe.
  • 22 1
 DUMP THE UCI THET ARE KILLING DOWNHILL
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 1 less DHI race, and is one of the non european, even worse than 2020
Fort williams in may? Hope to be as mistaken as all of the ones that critizied MSA in October, but looks at least risky.
  • 10 0
 Fort William has hosted a British national race in May pretty much every year. It's usually miserable weather, but that's normal for Scotland.
  • 10 1
 @KrisLord: that's not miserable. That's just normal Fort William weather.
See you there Kris.
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 @KrisLord: I thought there weren't going to be any more races at Fort W? I'm sure that's what Cathro said. Did I miss something?
  • 4 0
 @tremeer023: There might have been a bit of lobbying by Developing MTB in Scotland (national sports development body). I know they were super keen on it staying.
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 @AlexSplode: ah, great. I hope it stays on the calendar for a while. I think it's the longest standing track after MSA.
  • 3 0
 @tremeer023: no, that was the rumour. I’m sure there’ll be frustrations about the calendar in general but I’m super pleased I get to venture up to Scotland again. And I’ve been to some early ones that were belting weather!
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 @betsie:
Apart from 2023 where the Nationals were lovely! I thought I'd gone to Spain by mistake!
  • 3 0
 @tremeer023: Good to know Visit Scotland still has the funds to subsidise a WC race at Fort Bill. I was worried all the money might have been blown on campervans. ;-)
  • 19 0
 Attn Chris Ball: we'd like to ask you anything again.
  • 15 0
 Just to avoid misunderstandings, it's Saalfelden Leogang - Salzburgerland - Austria - Europe - Planet Earth - Milky Way. Oh am I lookung forward to hearing that a few dozen times on the broadcast.
  • 4 1
 Comment of the year
  • 2 0
 Nailed it.
  • 16 1
 Europe Enduro Cup. You can't call it a world cup if it doesn't leave Europe.
  • 7 0
 Supermotocross World Series ???
  • 1 0
 @kingdick: isn't there a world series of baseball that's only in the US and A?
  • 17 0
 #muricagotrobbed
  • 14 0
 WOW what a shit season only 7dh and 6 enduro???
  • 14 0
 Bring back Grouse mountain!!!
  • 2 0
 How there isnt a world cup race in the home of mountain biking. 1199 is the best course ever - well maybe tied with the black snake
  • 3 0
 @lastminutetech: Whistler doesn’t want it?
  • 14 0
 What about Whistler
  • 1 0
 Yes!
  • 23 1
 The premiere bike park in the world has zero reason to pay the UCI $30K for what is essentially an advertisement. It's not about the terrain or what the fans want.
  • 8 0
 They have Crankworx with Red Bull broadcasting it.
  • 2 0
 Nope... Whistler couldn't afford the clusterf*ck of a UCI event during peak season.... Crankworks is already a huge drain on all the resources in the Whistler municipality...
  • 4 0
 Btw the Canadian Open is July 21st next year and is usually the first weekend of Crankworx. So that gives an idea of when Crankworx will be for Whistler
  • 2 0
 the new track on Creekside looks like the perfect candidate for a 2025 Red Bull Hardline Series track....
  • 1 0
 @bgoldstone: Yep July 19 to 28.
  • 14 1
 UCI is useless. Bring back NORBA
  • 4 0
 As long as Eric Moore is NOWHERE near it.
  • 2 0
 Hmmm, I know a guy who might be on to something…
  • 9 0
 damn no DH at lake placid. shame shame, that would have been an excellent venue for both XCO and DHI. the downhill course could have been on whiteface, the same hill that hosted downhill olympic skiing in 1980.
  • 10 0
 Even when you take the World Champs into account, almost 2 months with no DH races? Right in the prime riding time of the season? Seems crazy to me.
  • 3 1
 A lot of "national championships" tend to happen in the latter half of July and then there are the Olympic Games in August (which the XC racers get to participate in at least). So, kinda makes sense this time around.
  • 3 0
 @RCederholm: Yes, I'll admit I'd forgotten about the Olympics.
  • 1 0
 TDF and Olympics. No major world cup series wants to clash with them as the majority of the global TV viewers are fixed to the TDF and Olympics.
  • 3 0
 Its sooo fucking dumb. 7 races over 4.5 months.
  • 2 1
 @commental: f*ck the corrupt olympics. Their viewership is in a freefall anyway.
  • 2 0
 @lastminutetech: traditional TV ratings are down but streaming platforms that are run by the same parent company which now show every Olympic event are up.
  • 11 0
 Really wish they'd have a DH and XC race in the Western US..
  • 8 0
 They used to way back in the day but most of the western resorts and towns refuse to pay exorbitant UCI fees since they don't need to recognition or publicity. Same reason by Whistler doesn't do UCI since they already attract more than enough people. Sad truth of the UCI.
  • 3 1
 @wilsonians: UCI fee is pocketchange for most resorts and towns

They just don't care.
  • 11 0
 Enduro is dead, at world level. Frown
  • 7 0
 There is a huge opportunity for the US and Canada to create a North American Cup series for both Downhill and Enduro. Get the events designated properly so riders can earn UCI points if they are on that track. Bringing the top talent from both countries along with the aspiring riders creating a vibe that can not be missed. Basically a modern version of the NORBA Series. US DH is alive and very strong and so is Enduro!
  • 5 0
 That's a great idea. However, at least in the US the problem is USA cycling. They might as well be "UCI West". They have homogenized everything they can get their hands on (including BMX ) and the bureaucracy is mind numbing just like the UCI.
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 @ATXZJ: great idea. Who’s organising it all
  • 7 1
 When I read that headline I thought the UCI had released a calendar where Dick Pound was cleverly photographed naked with various medals and bike parts covering his modesty all to raise money for the organisation Christmas party.
  • 6 0
 I still don't understand why they haven't added Killington for DH. It's like a 5 hour Drive to Mount Sainte Anne, and it's the perfect venue for a world cup. They already host a World Cup Downhill Ski event. It would be so easy to do. Doesn't make sense to me.

Also that new track at Whistler would be awesome to see on the calendar.

One stop outside of europe doesn't seem like a "world" cup DH schedule. Give us an early stop in New Zealand, Australia, or South America. Then give us at least two stops in North America. It's obvious where the UCI is located, and it gives a huge advantage to the Euro riders who don't have to spend as much time on the road.
  • 1 0
 Killington would need a completely new track for the world cup. The nationals track isn't particularly gnarly or steep anywhere. It does have a lot of line choice which is cool though.
  • 1 0
 @BeesNest: They'd need to cut some new sections of trail, but it should run from the top like it used to do at the US Open. Scarecrow is definitely a worthy trail for DH World Cup. They would just have to build something from the end of that could connect to another trail or just build something from there to the bottom. The terrain is there.
  • 5 0
 The knowledgeable, super hype US DH crowds that already fly in/rent cars to get to Snowshoe will now have to get passports.

I wonder how the bike companies that sell into the US market feel about this? Maybe it doesn't mater, who knows....

Feels like the UCI is holding DH hostage and shrinking it instead of growing it.
  • 1 0
 I'll go to Vermont to see the Open again. That plus Crankworx at Whistler. Honestly, the trip from Killington to Snowshoe that week was a grind. Not a simple jaunt.
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 Another comment after reading half the comments. You are kkkkrying for the races to be held in places you love, blaming UCI, but seems these places don´t want/need or maybe few cases, cannot pay for the UCI fee. So, let´s not blame UCI before we check the facts. Let´s face UCI have to put eveything in a scale and most of times, it is not exactly what we want. We had a race in Brazil, then, none next year. Do we missed? YEAH! Have we died? NO! We have many local races with our top contenders and even some from abroad that makes it feel like world championship races (one mexican came here and kicked everyone asses a full weekend). I imagine that more developed countris should also have multiple local races, so, let´s watch them too and want them as well as we want the big UCI events with internarional stars, let´s value the local riders as well. In the end, we love bikes and races, no matter how big and fancy they are!
  • 4 0
 Just a question for all….
I see comments about costs for teams etc and how the races are spaced out with gaps and all that.

How do you feel about if races were truly all over the different continents. US, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Argentina, etc

Would there still be gripe about travel costs or would it be outweighed by stoke in riding everywhere all over the world in new places.
Just curious
I lean towards the latter
But money rules a lot of things so has to be accounted for
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 Wasn't that exactly what the EWS was doing for a while there? Actually making an effort to include rounds outside of Europe & North America, but rotating them through over years so that there wasn't too much flying involved in any one year.
  • 2 0
 I mean on the flip side races all over everywhere make it hard for teams trying to hit every race, but easier for the privateer who dominates their regional series and wants to step it up and dip their toes by racing one or two world cups a season
  • 1 0
 Pressure would be higher. Let's face it, Mountain biking is not Formula 1.
  • 5 0
 Kinda over seeing events like fort will, Leogang, Val di sole, Andorra, mont st Anne every bloody year. Every second or third year would be ok. It would be good to see more variety and more creativity in the series.
  • 3 0
 I agree, but that would require that a venue steps up and bids for the event. Locations don't wait passively for the FUCI to dole them out - they have to put in the work.
  • 3 0
 Downhill has its iconic tracks, and that is fine by me. This year's Val di Sole was the best ever IMO.
Do people get tired of watching MotoGP in Jerez or Phillip Island every year?
  • 1 0
 @suspended-flesh: this might be the thing that needs tweaking. It seems to be the broken chord played every year a schedule is brought out. I guess if the uci was making money they could pay the venues. Maybe we get the marketing team that helps the PGA tour. They have events named after sponsors. Eg Sony Cup and Farmers Insurance Invitational. Maybe we can approach big brands and see if they would be willing to do that? We need dat money!!!!! Let’s go to the arabs!
  • 1 0
 @luckymixes: you can only listen to the comments about the wind at Philip Island for so many years…
  • 5 0
 Would be interesting to see what venues applied to hold a race next year? Lets face it Windham is closing its doors to mountain bikers, how many more feel that way?
  • 3 0
 The DH season just keeps getting more peculiar.

This year we had the first race in June, a 1,5 month break (World champs) in July-August, and the last race in October.

Next year the first race will be a month earlier in early May, the last race still in October, one less race altogether with a two month break (with World champs) in July-September.

On a plus side there's more time for the riders to recharge (and heal up) between races, with the semis thing presumably still continuing and making the race weekends more demanding. As a viewer and getting your money's worth, not that many plus sides.
  • 5 0
 Another thing is there is a two month break- then back to Europe. The another month break then the MSA race. Really confusing and costly for teams and riders to go back and forth unnecessarily. Should have held the last European race in July. Take a month off then have 2 NA stops.
  • 3 0
 @wtroost: there is this little event in the summer called the Olympics. I gather it’s quite important
  • 1 0
 @chrismac70: There are no Olympics or World Champs or anything I know of during that latter month gap between Loudenvielle and MSA, which wtroost mentioned and that one indeed looks quite weirdly paced. As for the Olympics, they last ~two weeks starting at the end of July, there would be plenty enough time to have another DH race in July before that without need to compete for viewers, with still nicely enough time for the riders to prep for the World Champs in the end of August. It's understandable there are gaps in the WC calendar due to other events, but the scheduling around those events could be done more conveniently. From the teams' point of view too, I would assume. It really is a bit strange they have the two races in France so far apart time wise, having to send everyone home in between instead of neatly driving to the next race.
  • 4 0
 Fort William is the same weekend as the SSDT. The 2 biggest events of the year, in a small town in the Highlands, on the same weekend. How the hell did that happen? Good luck finding a bed within 20 miles.
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 SSDT = Scottish Six Day Trials, for anyone wondering.

Yeah, that'll be interesting for accommodation etc. I booked mine tonight for 3-5 May no issues but I don't expect that type of availability to last.

Edit: I just checked and SSDT actually starts on Monday 6th May, so technically not at the same time. I imagine there'll be overlap between the events though with folk staying later for the DH and arriving early for the SSDT.
  • 4 0
 People moaning about the UCI aren't getting it; they no longer run the MTB World Series.......it's all done by ESO/Discovery....It's the same as Liberty for F1, or Dorna for MotoGP.....
  • 2 0
 Thank you, I didn't know.

So ESO/Discovery is to blame.
  • 3 0
 Just curious. Did any other destinations put in a substantial bid for a race? Australia/New Zealand/States? If so id be curious as to the criteria for selection of one bid over another. Does anyone know where I can access this info? Quick Google doesn't turn up anything.
  • 6 0
 Bielsko Biała...? Wut?!!
  • 1 0
 Any familiarity with this spot? Is there an existing track?
  • 1 4
 @xTwoSnakesx: i think no , as i know in bielsko biala is not even cableway ... but near is szczyrk bikepark so maybe there?
  • 6 0
 @xTwoSnakesx: there is a gondola to the Szyndzielnia Mountain in Bielsko-Biala. And Bielsko Is actually a network of purpose built trails from Flow trails to DH , apparently in Szczyrk which is on the other side of Szyndzielnia DH Travis is being built right now to make sure is ready of next year. If you need more info: just search for ‘Bielsko-Biala enduro trails and for Szczyrk mountain resort . You will be positively surprised
  • 5 0
 @kraken: This is great example of a venue willing to pay the money to the UCI in order to get publicity for their business. I hope it ends up being a good race.
  • 7 0
 @motts: you could be right. Don’t know the details but it sounds like it. Bielsko-Biala was already hosting EWS gold qualifier not that long ago. There is great vibe and people with big hearts for the sport. Maybe it is not Whistler or Leogang but the quality is there. Maybe UCI decided to give them a chance because 2024 is the Olimpic Year and all eyes will be focused on Paris.
  • 4 0
 @kraken: It would be interesting to know how many places apply to UCI to host races. There must be some criteria, but based on how disorganized some races have been last couple years, my guess is the criteria isn't too hard to meet.
  • 3 0
 @motts: AS we may expect , it is all about money unfortunately. However Bielsko-Biala , actually the crowd responsible for trail network , had applied for UCI ranked event in 2019 for the first time,
It is not completely random spot , and it has big potential also, Within 30 km distance there is at least 4 bike parks, build by different crews , with diffrent bikers in mind. Bielsko is probably the biggest , with a lot of offical trails and good few unoficial around Szyndzielnia and Klomczok mountains. to name just a few, if You wish to seewhat it looks like, type DH+ Kozia Gora, or Twister enduro trail, You can easily find a lot of info on YouTube or google. And Trust me You won't be disappointed Wink
Bielsko can offer 13 offical trails ( about 70 km) at the moment, Rocky, rooty and mellow trails. There is something for everyone
  • 2 0
 @xTwoSnakesx:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcVFugE9mKE Lukasick on Bielsko Enduro Parówa - Klementyna - Stary zielony - Buła - Wiewiór

Lukasick on Bystra Klementyna www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3V1gI0bZFA
and on Szczyrk MTB Enduro www.youtube.com/watch?v=epIbj0v_hP4

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP-gIw1WThc Twister enduro

youtu.be/6fELMaNY3Ws?si=zzVhlj80_90yzSmh&t=313 Rock'n'Rolla / Bystry / Twister | Enduro Trails Bielsko-Biała
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 @font style="vertical-align: inherit;">font style="vertical-align: inherit;">xDwa Wężex/font>/font>:
In total, near Bielsko, within a 15km radius, it will be maybe 80 or even 100 tracks. Official and less official.
DH will be in Szczyrk in the neighbouring town between the mountains in their ski resort
  • 1 0
 @xTwoSnakesx: well, we have here a lot of tracks for mountain biking. The Skrzyczne mountain is the biggest in this area (over 1200 m.a.s.l.). There is a bikepark but actually there is not world's level DH track. For sure it will be, and I have read that it is already in porogress Wink
  • 12 6
 Might be time to get some Saudi money
  • 15 0
 Only problem is they will insist on a race in the middle east in 120 temps on a mountain made by the hands indentured laborers from a starving country in asia.
  • 9 0
 "LIV DH" Big Grin
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 @Dangerhill: best way to hit a new continent. And I’m sure it’ll be safer than camel racing for the Filipino children. Long liv dh
  • 2 0
 Imagine a sand dune race!!!
  • 6 0
 'World cup' is obviously named for irony.
  • 8 4
 All the people complaining about locations, have you asked your preferred location and national federation if they submitted a bid to the UCI?
  • 4 0
 Yes actually. Park City isn't keen on it, though they want to spend another couple million to get the mountains ready for a winters Olympics bid in 2030 or 2034.
  • 1 0
 Just double checked estimates - It'd take $2.2 billion to update facilities and infrastructure, there's no way they can spare the couple hundred thousand for a UCI Event
  • 2 0
 @andyrm Intelligent comments are not allowed in here, sorry! ;-)
  • 2 0
 "Next up will be North America, with the cross-country racers finishing their season at Lake Placid, a two-time Winter Olympics venue but first-time World Cup one, and the downhill riders will have their final showdown at Mont-Sainte-Anne"

The schedule right below that quote shows both XC and DH at MSA?.. Only one can be right.
  • 2 0
 Huh. I had been hearing from people who would definitely be in the know that Whistler was to be in the DH mix for 2024…
Maybe UCI changed what they were asking for (wouldn’t doubt it) or maybe they’re keeping it close to there chest for now (kinda doubt it).
  • 1 0
 I can guarantee you, those people were not in the know. Not even a conversation towards 2024.
  • 1 0
 @dingdong2: the Whistler Bike Park operations manager was one of them, so there’s that.
  • 1 0
 @theloamrangerchannel: All good, I'm not being negative just didn't want hopes to be up. I work closely with said person on things here such as that. I did hear this through a couple people in the pits at a European World Cup (who have no involvement, don't think they'd ever even been to Whistler), a couple of tourists on the chairlift this summer spoke of it, and in Pinkbike comments sections prior to this feed so it does seem to be a rumor that's going around.
  • 3 0
 A good DH and enduro season:
9 events with start in April

2 dh and enduro races in oz or taz or africa or Asia.

4 European events

3 US, Canada, South American events

End in september
  • 4 1
 Instead of whining, use the only power you have as a consumer, Don't consume, do not subscribe to their service. It's the only thing that matters along with ads Everything else is chit chat...
  • 3 1
 This is a f*cking lame calendar…two WC XC is Brazil, don’t tell me there isn’t a place there where they could organize a DH or enduro round.
Also, no oceania rounds again, were the sport is huge…and, not that I expected it, but no Asian (japan? Thailand?) of african (south africa?) rounds.

I’m happy about Poland, but still, Brazil x2, switzerland x2, no american DH…

I don’t know, even if you can’t make the venues host World Cups, it’s quite desapointing and I can’t get exited for this calender.

I would keep al this DH rounds and ad Cairns (AUS), Rotarua (NZL), Arai Mountain (JAP), Pietermaritzburg (RSA), Les Gets (FRA), Lenzerheide (SWI), a round in Argentina where they hosted the Masters World Champs last year, Lousã (POR), two rounds in the US (one east and one west coast) and also of course Whistler in Canada.
  • 2 0
 Maybe not Cairns it kind of sucks but no one will say it. Maydena has the the elevation and terrain and the atmosphere at the edr was awesome.
  • 1 0
 Les Gets is the race in Haute Savoie.
  • 1 0
 @devonportk: I said Cairns because there were World cups in the past there, bit locals would certainly know beter
  • 2 0
 @BenPea: oh okey, one less to the list…but how many would that be in total then? 17 plus world champs?
A lot of racing.

Could’ve start beginning March in oceania, then to japan, south africa and Argentina in April. Then end April, May, June, July and August in europe. From September to October north america.

World Champs somewhere in the middle of all this.

No f*cking semi-finals.

Feeder series organized by the UCI in every continent (with live stream on YouTube?)

Either this, or I would rather see a parallel series that is a better version of the actual crankworkx/RedBull downhill series, to compete with the world cups and offer more racing.
  • 1 0
 @PaulinhoCascavel: "Money talks, bullshit walks". I'm not calling your ideas bullshit, btw, but it's a pipe dream, unless the mtb market as a whole grows tenfold at least.
  • 3 1
 Brazilian here. I am going to speak as a Brazilian. I see your comments about DH and Enduro, and honestly, these are so far from our reality here. Both the cost involved on the bikes and the culture to dig and ride these kind of trails. So, for us, XC "only" is already a HUGE event. I´ve been to the last and only one here, and I can say, apart from the rides, it is already a full show, with all the brands stands, etc. Then we have the races, about 3-4 a day (men, women, subs, etc) and the chance to get close to the riders. It is a full show. I´ve never been to a DH race, neither watched one, but I can imagine that live, you only see the guy passing once by you and really fast. Now, on XC, they take 6-7 laps, you can watch them comming and passing, and then you run for the next spot, all of this during ~1:20 hour. Then, in the meantime, you go for a walk, drink a beer...
  • 6 0
 "World"
  • 4 0
 I wonder how many Enduro and DH teams are going to close their doors for 2024...
  • 3 1
 At least there is plenty of room for another Race Series to be held!! F1 has twenty four rounds, MotoGP has twenty one and Supercross has seventeen! Give the fans what they want!! More rounds and No semi finals!!
  • 4 0
 Wouldn´t be a surprise to see a season final in Saudi Arabia in the near future
  • 2 0
 I always thought the NA market is pretty big for DH (and mtb in general) no? Seems bizarre that they cut down the total number of DH wcs in NA instead of adding more, purely from a marketing/sponsor standpoint.
  • 1 0
 Fort William's not cancelled, happy days! Hope they make more extensive changes to the track, rather than just a refresh. There hasn't been any big new features since the road gap. Maybe a change of route or some brand new sections...
  • 1 0
 Seems like they don't care about the team trucks, mechanics or any gravity based sports. Its all XC in UCI's minds.
What is the plan really? I really don't understand how separating all disciplines (dor the moat part) and cutting number of gravity events are a good thing?
  • 2 0
 It is funny how the corporations use terms like:

More than ever before.
Bigger than ever before.
Greater than ever before.

This ..than ever before. When they market themselves ska when they BS consumers.
  • 3 0
 Just noticed dates for FB are Friday to Sunday does this mean a return to practice Friday, qualies Saturday and finals Sunday or the new format but shifting the days?
  • 2 0
 Great spot... Let's hope they've ditched semis. It's good that they're trialling new ideas, it will be even better if they accept this idea was a mistake
  • 3 0
 @HankHank: Defo. All for trying new things to improve but if it’s rubbish cut your losses.
  • 1 0
 It's interesting to see people's opinions on having less rounds with less vast locations. MXGP are facing the opposite problem where they travel the globe, and take races to far away countries with funding governments such as Indonesia, where a lot of riders cannot justify the travel costs to go, meaning only factory riders can make it to the start line. If we are going to see quality rounds over a quantity of rounds, then so be it! Less travel costs, less chances for injury and higher anticipation for races. Riders can base themselves in Europe and quite easily get to all of the rounds.
  • 2 0
 New race in POL. That's exciting. I've never paid attention to XC, but with 2 races in Brazil why not include DH and Enduro? Brazil has mountains with enough elevation drop. I bet the fans would LOVE a full race weekend.
  • 4 0
 6 enduro races? 7 DH races?
  • 3 0
 Could they also post which ones we can watch on a paid service without geo restrictions?
  • 4 0
 UCI do not do themselves any favours.
  • 2 2
 Havent watched a single race past season, not going to watch this one either.

The issue is that MTB got too popular during Covid, which made it a money grab target for relevant parties. Its basically now a game of "minimizing costs while pumping as much advertising as possible".
  • 2 0
 You missed out on a couple of epic races, even if the organizational side was a bit of a mess.
  • 1 0
 Thought world cups meant it was supposed to be all around the world? Glad the events are getting into other places like South America but man, only two events in NA kinda sucks.
  • 3 0
 Fox us open needs to be at snowshoe now! That scene was awesome to see on tv! I wish I could have been there.
  • 4 0
 Leave the open at Killington please, it’s only a 2 hour drive for me.

I wonder if Fox will schedule it next year so the teams can fly into Boston, drive to Killington for the Open and then head up to MSA for the DH?
  • 3 0
 Seems Formula 1 and the UCI have vastly different opinions of the US market
  • 2 0
 Miami, Vegas, Austin..... Yep
  • 2 1
 Only 6 rounds for enduro and DH, and only 1 DH round outside of Europe. Why does this suck so much?

Also, holding a WC in Quebec in October is a bit daring from a weather perspective.
  • 4 0
 Cant believe it. DH WC right at my doorstep!!!
  • 2 0
 I’d heard from a factory rider that Lake Placid was being kicked around as a North American enduro event, but I guess that wasn’t to be?
  • 5 1
 Please replace 'UCI' in all the comments with 'Chris Ball'
  • 4 0
 Wow, the UCI really hates Enduro, doesn’t it?
  • 3 0
 At a glance I wanted the to read “announces 2024 World Cup commentators” meh.
  • 1 0
 That
  • 3 0
 I think we are all bummed there is no Aus or American race this year, but DEAR GOD NO MORE SEMI FINALS!
  • 2 0
 I hope they increase it by one and have TWO Semi-Finals for 2024 now!!!!
Fu8$%%&#K the UCI !!!
  • 1 0
 World Cup race in BC. There must be a mountain for mountain bikes here somewhere. Might be worthy of a race. Ahh maybe it’s because it’s to steep around here. Or it’s a monetary thing.
  • 3 0
 between the XC races in France and USA there's a period of 11 weeks! Almost 3 months off in the middle of the season! Why?
  • 1 0
 So, UCI didn't accept to switch those dates of MSA and the USA one like MSA asked....damn, that means that I won't be able to make it to MSA next year, to see Jackson win the overall! Frown

And does MSA have XC or no?! lol
  • 2 2
 I searched for "sellout" in the dictionary and just got a link to Chris Ball's LinkedIn. Maybe we can just hope for anyone NEW except for the guy who is trying to fill Rob Warner's shoes? Its clear that Rick or Dick or whatever his name is has small feet. Its actually better watching the races w/ ambient sound than listening to his nonsense.

www.linkedin.com/in/chris-ball-1442a019
  • 3 0
 No i mamy go panie trenerze!!!
  • 1 0
 That cross country loop and Enduro through Haute-Savoie must be freaking massive! Regular XCM gonna be peanuts compared to XCO...
  • 3 0
 Nothing for us folks on the West Coast, Southwest or Midwest. Bummer
  • 2 0
 It reminds me of the baseball world series, there's nothing world about it.
  • 2 0
 So nowhere in the article or the press release was it called EDR, are they going back to EWS again?
  • 2 0
 wow, not even Lenzerheide putting in the money anymore to host the shit show DH has become
  • 4 0
 UCI needs an enema
  • 2 3
 There needs to be a new not for profit race organization with a board that is made of reps from each team and or participating manufacturer. This would provide better representation of the sport and athletes by taking the profit motive out of racing and freeing up capital in order to increase salaries and prize purses for the athletes.
  • 1 0
 No word on whether the semi-finals are going to stay part of the DH format? I guess they are if UCI hasn't announced otherwise?
  • 3 1
 Chris Ball.... 'in the largest expansion..' but.. genuinely confused ! Was his mind on other expansions, maybe?
  • 1 0
 I've heard about an Enduro World Championship being held in Canazei, Val di Fassa. It seemed very strange that Canazei was missing from this calendar.
  • 1 0
 Just keep shifting/adding to the name of the stop. It really looks fresh ….. for a minute
  • 3 5
 "With its innovative new format bringing together all the major formats in the discipline, the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup was a huge success in 2023, with, for the first time, a round"

This UCI business is run all about money...

Didnt watched any DH racing any more...
The coverage from the XC was sometimes horrible, glad it was broadcaster from our Swiss TV shit...
  • 3 1
 Who knew Lake Placid wasn't just a movie...
  • 2 0
 The movie also wasn't set in Lake Placid, NY. But there were two Olympics there.
  • 2 2
 Can't wait to watch DH next year. As if riding my bike wasn't fun enough, I get to watch riders much better than me send it on TV. This is sick!!
  • 1 0
 Enduro only in the EU...
Downhill only 1 NA stop...

What the hell is the UCI playing at?
  • 2 0
 LINE YOUR OWN POCKETS UCI
  • 2 0
 No events Down Under. UCI already betraying their Euro bias.
  • 2 0
 We should have a wc at Thredbo or bright.
  • 2 0
 @Joe89: Thredbo has zero want or need to host a WC.
  • 2 0
 How many venues applied? My bet is zero.
  • 4 0
 @casey79: We did express interest for 2024 round/s at Maydena but were told to focus on 2025.
  • 1 0
 @maydenabikepark: this for both dh and enduro? I don’t understand how the politics work. But you guys would surely produce a season dh finale to remember!! Maydena surly was round of the year of the enduro too!
  • 3 0
 @Joe89: Traditionally the EWS/EDR visited Australia/NZ every two years so waiting to 2025 does have history.

International travel is criminally expansive at the moment and with team budgets tight, flying to Australia every two years makes financial sense.
  • 2 0
 @Joe89: we would love to host both disciplines at some point. We don’t have any more info at this stage. There are NZ venues keen on 2025, so a Southern Hemisphere season opener is an option if organisers want it.
  • 2 0
 EDR means not coming to North America
  • 1 0
 Looks like XC is in Lake Placid and then MSA for the final stop, from looking at the calendar picture. Is the article wrong?
  • 2 0
 Imagine looking at the crowd turnouts in Snowshoe and thinking 'nah'.
  • 2 0
 Sh!!!!!!t
Camping already full at Mt Ste-Anne! Frown
  • 2 0
 "Hey UCI can you try to ruin the sport?" "Yep can do."
  • 1 0
 It appears DH is alive and well. Take note UCI. How about a race on the west coast of America. Get your shit together.
  • 2 0
 World Champs are in Andorra at the end of August
  • 3 0
 of course they are............and the pit area has been relocated to a spot right across the border in France....
  • 2 1
 This ridiculous UCI schedule belongs in an ICU

NO USA ROUNDS? The birthplace of MTB?
What heresy is this?
  • 1 1
 Not really a "World Cup" anymore as it's mostly in Europe.... Only one DH round in North America? UCI/Discovery get your poop together, you're killing the sport.
  • 1 0
 It's time for a competitive enduro series to emerge - the enduro world series is back
  • 1 0
 No USA rounds......at least I won't feel bad about cancelling my GCN+ subscription
  • 2 2
 I was hoping for 1199 in Whistler, but now we can finally root for a win at Home in Poland for ......
  • 3 2
 UCI = united c*nts idiots!!! Why they are trying to f*ck our sport???
  • 2 0
 Where’s the 4X?
  • 6 0
 Back in the early 2000s
  • 2 0
 Snowshoe was robbed.
  • 1 0
 so glad I went to the last two WCDH at snowshoe.....
  • 2 0
 UCI sucks
  • 1 0
 Seems like a self inflicted wound to our sport.
  • 2 0
 NORBA got robbed
  • 1 0
 Anyone know if the Haute Savoie DH event will be at Les Gets?
  • 1 0
 It's astounding how disorganized the UCI, an organization overseeing such a significant international event, can be!

After conducting some research, I discovered that the downhill (DH) event for Les Gets is scheduled for July 5th to July 7th. The only uncertainty remaining is whether the Final will occur on Saturday or Sunday. If anyone else has insight into this matter, I'd greatly appreciate their contribution to the discussion.

ONGOING RANT ---------------> It's absolutely mind-boggling how challenging it is to find all the necessary information in one place! The event schedule is a complete mess, devoid of any useful details. Planning to attend this event with family and friends has become a logistical nightmare, thanks to the glaring lack of information!
  • 1 0
 @dmuller18: agree with you 100%
  • 1 0
 They’re real f*cking us.

And enduro is as good as dead.

Damn bro….
  • 1 0
 How do I unsee things?
  • 5 0
 With alcohol, like men have for centuries.
  • 1 1
 What would it take to get a Whistler event?
  • 5 0
 Someone at Whistler to submit a successful tender?
  • 2 0
 Why? They have a successful Crankworx event without having to put up with Discovery er UCI $$/b.s.
  • 2 2
 Wow, people complaining. Never would have thought it.
  • 1 1
 我已经开始期待新的赛季了!!!
  • 1 0
 NO SEMIFINALS!!!!
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