Published on 9/27/18
UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in 2022 and 4 UCI World Cups !
On 27 September 2018 in Innsbruck (Austria), the International Cyclist Union announced the calendar for the upcoming important international mountain bike events. Les Gets resort has been chosen to organize the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships presented by Mercedes-Benz for Downhill (DHI) and Cross-Country (XCO) from 24 to 28 August 2022, and four rounds of the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup for the same disciplines in 2019 and 2020.
For four years, Les Gets will be THE place to be for athletes participating in each season of the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. A ramp-up which includes the organization of the DHI and XCO finals, two and three years before the UCI Mountain Bike World Championship presented by Mercedes-Benz.
The World Championships return to France after an absence of 18 years…a consecration for Les Gets resort which hosted the championships in 2004.
After the success of that event, and 25 years of international competition organization, the resort will revel in the action required to receive the elite of international mountain biking again
Programme (to be confirmed):
Over the last few decades, since 1992, Les Gets pistes have handled the best of what mountain bikers can give. Major events, one after the other, have made the resort famous worldwide, and an unbeatable spot for the international mountain bike tribe.
As for leisure, Les Gets Bikepark is a playground for enthusiasts of all levels and ages. Suited both to experts and beginners, the park evolves continuously, making it ideal for all mountain bike disciplines: downhill, Cross-Country, e-MTB, Freestyle, Freeride.
Competitions in Les Gets from 1992 to 2018
Fabien Barel during practice on World Championships 2004 in Les Gets.
Over the next few years, French sporting performances promise a string of successes, given the already promising results. This French team has what it takes to attract and motivate large audiences for every competition.
Loïc Bruni, already triple UCI World Champion and Amaury Pierron, winner of the general ranking for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz UCI World Cup are already focussing on the next major events. Myriam Nicole, double medallist at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in 2017 and 2018, is now an important figure in the feminine elite.
And following in their tyre tracks, young hopefuls dream of following their example, such as Marine Cabirou, Baptiste Pierron, Thomas Estaque and two locals from Les Gets, Benoît and Sylvain Cougoureux.