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Pietermaritzburg weather and schedule

Tuesday here in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. I’m heading up to the World Cup track in a bit so here’s a quick weather report and schedule.

Pietermaritzburg, 09.00am Tuesday 7th April.
18C, 80% humidity, rain predicted this afternoon.

Interestingly downhill qualifying is on Friday with the race on Sunday. Rain is forecast a lot this week in the afternoon. Tactics or qualifing points?

FRIDAY

09h00 – 11h00

World Cup Riders Confirmation – XCO
>>> Final Confirmation

08h30 – 11h30

Official Downhill Training – All World Cup riders

11h30 – 13h00

Official Downhill Training
>>> Only for Top 80 Men / Top 20 Women in World Cup Standings

10h00 – 15h00

Official XCO Training – World Cup riders only

14h00

World Cup Downhill – Qualifying Round

16h45 – 18h15

Official 4X Training

17h30

Team Managers Meeting – XCO

18h30

World Cup 4X – Qualifying Round

On photographer Gary “Flipper” Perkins recommendation I booked into the Ascot Lodge, looks like other people used the Flipper travel guide too. Dan Atherton, Gee Atherton and team manager Dan Brown making themselves at home.

WEDNESDAY

08h30 – 11h00

Downhill Course Inspection by UCI

11h00 – 12h00

4X Course Inspection by UCI

13h00 – 15h00

Cross-country Course Inspection by UCI

14h00 – 16h00

On Foot Downhill Course Inspection – Riders/Teams

13h00 – 14h00

World Cup Riders Confirmation
>>> UCI registered MTB Teams only

14h00 – 15h00

World Cup Riders Confirmation
>>> DHI / 4X only

15h00 – 17h00

World Cup Riders Confirmation – All disciplines
THURSDAY

09h00 – 12h00

World Cup Riders Confirmation – All disciplines

14h00 – 16h00

World Cup Riders Confirmation – All disciplines
>>> Final Confirmation DHI / 4X

08h30 – 14h30

Official Downhill Training – All World Cup riders

14h45 – 16h15

Official Downhill Training – Timed Training Session
>>> Only for Top 80 Men / Top 20 Women in World Cup Standings

10h00 – 16h00

Official XCO Training – World Cup riders only

16h45 – 18h15

Official 4X Training

17h30

Team Managers Meeting – DHI / 4X
FRIDAY

09h00 – 11h00

World Cup Riders Confirmation – XCO
>>> Final Confirmation

08h30 – 11h30

Official Downhill Training – All World Cup riders

11h30 – 13h00

Official Downhill Training
>>> Only for Top 80 Men / Top 20 Women in World Cup Standings

10h00 – 15h00

Official XCO Training – World Cup riders only

14h00

World Cup Downhill – Qualifying Round

16h45 – 18h15

Official 4X Training

17h30

Team Managers Meeting – XCO

18h30

World Cup 4X – Qualifying Round

SATURDAY

08h00 – 08h30

Transponder Pick Up Men Juniors and Women Juniors
>>> blue UCI tent at call up area

09h00

World Cup Olympic Cross-country – Men Juniors

09h02

World Cup Olympic Cross-country – Women Juniors

Followed by Awards Ceremony

09h30-12h00

Official Downhill Training
>>> World Cup Finals starters only

09h45 – 10h45

Transponder Pick Up
>>> blue UCI tent at call up area

11h15

World Cup Olympic Cross-country – Women Elite

Followed by Awards Ceremony

13h00 – 14h00

Transponder Pick Up
>>> blue UCI tent at call up area

14h30

World Cup Olympic Cross-country – Men Elite

Followed by Awards Ceremony

16h45 – 17h15

Race Number Distribution 4X Finals
>>> blue UCI tent at 4X Finish Area

17h15 – 18h45

Official 4X Training

17h30

Team Managers Meeting – DHI / 4X

19h00

World Cup 4X – Finals

Followed by Awards Ceremony
SUNDAY

09h30 – 12h00

Official Downhill Training
>>> World Cup Finals starters only

13h15

Women’s World Cup Downhill – Finals

14h00

Men’s World Cup Downhill – Finals

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