The 2012 Mountainbike World Champs kicks off this week in Leogang, Austria.

Here's a look at the schedule for the week, a complete entry list, the weather forecast and a guide to local cuisine and dress sense. All you need to know basically.

Where can you watch the big event? Well we're hoping to be showing it in our Dirt Party lounge but will bring you more details this week.

leogangschedule
leogangschedule

World Champs Schedule.

leogangweather
leogangweather

Looking a touch on the wet side for the Champs.

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wchampslistmen

THe complete list of the blokes.

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worldchampswomen

The complete list of ladies.

menjuniors
menjuniors

Junior men.

juniorwomen
juniorwomen

Junior women.

4xmen
4xmen

4x men.

4xwomen
4xwomen

4x women.

Brook MacDonald helmet cam.

2011 World Cup from Leogang.

leogangmap
leogangmap

Where is Leogang?

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Lederhosen-703161

What to wear in Leogang if you want to fit in.

wienerschnitzel
wienerschnitzel

You can either eat Wiener Schnitzel...

burenwurst
burenwurst

...or Burenwurst, literally translated as "penis of donkey".

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prizepot

The prize pot.

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wcentries

The numbers.

THe Rules:

DHI/4X Race Clothing

4.3.011 All lycra-elastaine based tight-fitting clothing is not permitted.

4.3.012 An approved full-face helmet must be worn properly both when racing and when training on the course. The helmet must be fitted with a visor. Open-face helmets may not be worn.

4.3.013 The UCI strongly recommends that riders wear the following protection:

• back, elbow, knee and shoulder protectors made of rigid materials;

• protection for the nape of the neck and the cervical vertebrae;

• padding on shins and thighs;

• broad full-length trousers made from rip-resistant material incorporating

protection for the knees and calves, or broad-cut shorts made from rip resistant material plus knee and calf protectors with a rigid surface;

• long sleeved shirt;

• full finger gloves.

4.3.014 Cameras are not permitted during qualifying rounds and finals. The riders are responsible for securing the fixation of the cameras in order to avoid any danger. The UCI can decide to allow a camera during finals but only for the usage of the TV production company. Metal/permanent fixtures to attach the cameras are not allowed, tape and velcro are allowed.

Offical Leogang World Champs soundtrack from Leo "Leogang" Sayer!