With just a week to go, we finally have a full list
of who will be between the tape in Les Gets for the 2022 World Championships. Check out the entry lists below. DH - Junior Women
DH- Junior Men
DH- Elite Women
DH - Elite Men
XC - Junior Women
XC - Junior Men
XC - U23 Women
XC- U23 Men
XC - Elite Women
XC- Elite Men
XCC - Elite Women
XCC - Elite Men
eMTB - Elite Women
eMTB - Elite Men
Hopefully future policies can have some nuance added to incorporate international performances in the months prior to Worlds
The NZ scenario is an interesting one. Some unique circumstances/scenarios this year have lead to the rankings (and therefore selections) being as they are at this time. Hopefully what does happen as an outcome, is constructive proposals are made to CNZ for future policy development. Rather than people just getting pitchforks out
Ta. I was thinking about reserve, didn’t think of standby wording.
UCI Competition Guide says:
The number of riders qualifying for the final are as
- Men Elite: top 80 riders in the qualifying round
- Women Elite: top 40 riders in the qualifying round
- Men Juniors: top 60 riders in the qualifying round
- Women Juniors: top 15 riders in the qualifying round
For the final in the Men Elite and Women Elite, the “protected riders” are:
- Riders ranked in the top 10 Women Elite and the top 20 Men Elite of the latest world
cup standings of the current season.
Even “protected riders” must start in the qualifying round in order to be entitled to ride the
Sorry, can't find the link anymore.
I don't really know how that helps the sport grow.
I believe UCI is trying to bolster their numbers because a world championship is supposed to have a mass number of racers but when some continents are represented by just a handful of riders while other are just not present... it doesn't help.
As for TV coverage... Well what tv coverage? I'm hoping CBC Gems broadcast it but not holding my breath. I know France Television will put them online and a vpn is not always necessary... so fingers crossed.
Hopefully with ESO being in charge of mtb at large from next year onward maybe we will have enduro at the world championships
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