The Nissan UCI world Cup is almost upon us, check out Dirt 75(Out 30th April) for the full low down on the runners and riders.

Sea Otter has shown the Syndicate team are looking good, but what about Hill, Barel, the Athertons and Lehikoinen? Time will tell.

The Dirt crew will be heading out to most of the rounds and are even taking a video camera to record the action for the website. If you want to keep up to date with the World Cup news then keep tuned in to Dirtmag.

The Nissan UCI World Cup is by far the most anticipated event in the mountain bike diary. Rated amongst the bike world as the crème de la crème, each event is expected to attract record numbers of spectators and push the boundaries of the sport more than ever in 2008.

Twelve events will span eleven countries between March and September featuring Cross Country Marathon (XCM) , Cross Country Olympic (XCO) , Downhill (DH) and Four Cross (4X). Some of the fittest athletes in the world will pit their talents in a test of endurance, stamina and amazing levels of speed, power and technical agility. But if it’s crashes you like, there are plenty of those too.

2008 Nissan UCI World Cup Calendar:

XCM Manavat, Turkey March 15-16

XCO Houffalize, Belgium April 19-20

XCO Offenburg, Germany April 26-27

XCO Madrid, Spain May 3-4

DHI/4X Maribor, Slovenia May 10-11

XCO/DHI/4X Vallnord, Andorra May 31- June 1

XCO/DHI/4X Fort William, Scotland June 7-8

XCO/DHI/4X & Trials Val-di-Sole, Italy June 17-22

World Champs XCO/DHI/4X Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada July 26-27

XCO/DHI/4X Bromont, Canada August 1-3

XCO/DHI/4X Canberra, Australia August 30-31

XCO/DHI/4X Schladming, Austria September 13-14

XCM Ornans, France October 4-5

If for some reason you are unable to make it to the events, go to where you’ll find videos, pictures and reports from each event. Additionally you can get further information about the tour from the official website.

Nissan UCI World Cup