Dates and Locations: 2014 UCI World Cup

The 2014 UCI World Cup calendar has been announced. With the first round taking place on 05-06 April in Pietermaritzburg. The dates are subject to change at the moment but the 2014 calendar will comprise of nine rounds, in nine different countries:

2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano

Event/Discipline                       Date                              Venue
UCI  XCO/XCE/DHI Round 1      05-06 April                   Pietermaritzburg (RSA)
UCI  XCO/XCE/DHI Round 2      26-27 April                   Cairns (AUS)
UCI  XCO/XCE Round 3              24-25 May                     Nove Mesto na Morave (CZE)
UCI  XCO/XCE Round 4              31 May-01 June            Albstadt (GER)
UCI  DHI Round 3                     07-08 June                    Fort William (GBR)
UCI  DHI Round 4                     14-15 June                    Leogang (AUT)
UCI  XCO/XCE/DHI Round 5     02-03 August                Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN)
UCI XCO/XCE/DHI Round 6      09-10 August                Windham (USA)
UCI  XCO/XCE/DHI Round 7     23-24 August                Méribel (FRA)

There are only seven downhill rounds to be held next year, Pietermaritzburg, Cairns, Fort William, Leogang, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Windham and Méribel, other rounds are coinciding with XCO and XCE events with Nove Mesto na Morave and Albstadt being just XCO and XCE rounds.

There are two new World Cup destinations for 2014, they are Cairns, Australia, and Méribel in France, both hosting a triple event (Olympic Cross-country, Cross-country Eliminator and Downhill). The second round in Cairns will prepare the way for the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships.

Méribel will provide the stage for the final round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and will be the last chance for the athletes to confront each other before the World Championships which will get under way in Hafjell, Norway, 10 days later. Which will be the first time that Norway has hosted the Mountain Bike Worlds since 1990.

After it’s debut in 2013, Albstadt (Germany) features on the calendar for the second time with Olympic cross-country and Cross-country Eliminator competitions. Meanwhile Windham (USA) returns after a one-year absence.

 

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  1. Plop

    9 rounds?!!! Fuckin-A !!

    1. Trip Fontane

      Only 7 DH rounds though. Still better than this year I think.

  2. Plop

    err, not 9 rounds, who gives a flying fuck about xce etc

  3. Judson951

    When will the world champs return to Fort William?

  4. Jon

    7 rounds is still f-all. 6 week breaks during a season is pretty pox. Also no VDS, Champery or Schladming…7 rounds for each MTB category (DH cleanest in all pro cycling)….700,000 rounds for each and every little road and track category you can think of and probably never heard of…..Why do we have to keep hanging around this UCI douche…

  5. Dan J

    Cairns will be pretty cool

    1. Craig B

      lol. Cairns will be about a million degrees and infinite humidity. However, I live in Queensland so I will be going :)

  6. CriDavies

    Jon, you are absolutely spot on. I don’t know why UCI continue to make it difficult for DH. How can they leave out VDS! Sure, we’re having 2 new tracks but why sacrifice others? Lets get the talent of these riders in front of as many people as possible. The UCI is completely counter-productive.

    1. Hancock

      Well, I think part of it is that MTB as a whole doesn’t really answer to the UCI. If you look at track and road the UCI more or less have a monopoly, in mtb, they’re not even involved in Enduro, DH has stuff like Crankworx, urban races, Maxxis cup, club races etc. There isn’t a huge incentive for a lot of venues to put world cup bids up when so many other series/events are actively looking for venues.

  7. Rod

    Hafjell? So many pros said that was their favourite…know it was mine.

    1. dirt dodger

      ROD – Hafjell is hosting the worlds in 2014 so there is no round there obviously. . when is schladming coming back on anybody??? the ski world championships has been and gone and that was the reason was it not for them puling out for a while…come on bring it back!!

      1. rod fountain

        Oooops, cheers DD. Forgot about that in my rage! Thanks mate.

  8. Dorny

    Get in!! More XCE!! Best new discipline to ever hit cycling, xce for the olympics!!*

    *this is all a lie

  9. luiz

    Shoud return:

    Schladming
    Vail
    Arai
    Nevegal

    Shoud have:

    One stop in South America

  10. Caves

    Where is Andorra. That have just built the greatest track on this earth

  11. Neil Carter

    Just wondering when tickets for the Fort Bill World Cup 2014 are on sale?

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