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8/10/2022 4:34 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/10/2022 8:40 PM

brash wrote:

09 Worlds in Canberra, My driveway has more elevation drop.


Hah, yeah we'd be lucky to have 200 metres...

It does at least have some tree canopy now. The reason it was so bare is the 2003 bushfires.

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8/10/2022 10:44 AM

[We are going RACING] We are proud to officially announce our new partnership with the world cup team @scottdhfactory !

This has been posted on Chatel bikepark FB page.

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8/10/2022 11:24 AM

Meh...

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8/10/2022 7:42 PM

hopefully discovery took a look at crankworks pumptrack because that was a great change to the racing

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8/10/2022 9:11 PM

SocalRoost wrote:

hopefully discovery took a look at crankworks pumptrack because that was a great change to the racing

hope you are joking

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8/11/2022 6:40 AM

Yeah, that "straight pump" was pretty lame.....sick

Sad attempt at the Red Bull Straight Rhythm, turns out it's pretty boring without motors.

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8/11/2022 7:16 AM

dirty booger wrote:

Yeah, that "straight pump" was pretty lame.....sick

Sad attempt at the Red Bull Straight Rhythm, turns out it's pretty boring ...more

And big whoop sections & doubles/triples lol.
After the first run I just stopped watching. That was stupid.

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8/11/2022 7:41 AM

I made the mistake of watching some of that just now.....that was risible. Ffs

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8/11/2022 7:56 AM

Watched it live. Was so boring i nearly left. Had no idea what was going on, the outside lanes definitely faster and they only do one run through.

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8/11/2022 10:02 AM

Big news today.

Title of the 2023 WC will be " RedBull Discovery UCI MTB WC"

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8/11/2022 10:39 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/11/2022 10:41 AM

rampage streamed live on ESPN+ exclusively in USA. red bull tv everywhere else this year. once event is over, replay will be on RBTV too.
https://www.vitalmtb.com/news/press-release/Rampage-Returns-on-October-21-2022,5560

seems odd (lame?) but maybe that money is flowin'.

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8/11/2022 11:06 AM

Rol wrote:

Big news today.

Title of the 2023 WC will be " RedBull Discovery UCI MTB WC"

DICK POUND

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8/11/2022 11:52 AM

hogfly wrote:

File this one under "wild rumors" but....

My city's "Cycling Coordinator" recently flew to the MSA world cup to "scout out ...more

Mr.Nally wrote:

Bentonville - EWS
Fayetteville - XCC/XCO

Chris Ball went to Bentonville this spring..

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8/11/2022 11:57 AM

hogfly wrote:

File this one under "wild rumors" but....

My city's "Cycling Coordinator" recently flew to the MSA world cup to "scout out ...more

Mr.Nally wrote:

Bentonville - EWS
Fayetteville - XCC/XCO

jessemelamed wrote:

Chris Ball went to Bentonville this spring..

Great Value DH course?

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8/11/2022 12:11 PM

I find it funny that people are hating on Walmart for investing in MTB. I thought we all wanted the return of big corporate sponsors for race teams etc? Seems like a good thing to me. Maybe a bit cheesy to proclaim Bentonville the world capital of MTB but otherwise pretty cool.

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8/11/2022 12:36 PM

hogfly wrote:

File this one under "wild rumors" but....

My city's "Cycling Coordinator" recently flew to the MSA world cup to "scout out ...more

Mr.Nally wrote:

Bentonville - EWS
Fayetteville - XCC/XCO

jessemelamed wrote:

Chris Ball went to Bentonville this spring..

So did Remi! (and he promptly destroyed everyone in a local enduro race in Eureka Springs).

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8/12/2022 4:51 AM

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Tahnee mentions end of contract in her story. What do you suppose this is RB contract since she’s on like a family racing team?
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8/12/2022 5:07 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/12/2022 5:09 AM

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Tahnee mentions end of contract in her story. What do you suppose this is RB contract since she’s on like a family racing ...more

could be fox regarding clothing. or maybe canyon and FMD, but what was it, the second season on canyon now?
as far as i heard/read RB-sponsoring hasn't a contractual runtime, but i could be wrong.

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8/12/2022 5:20 AM

Dave_Camp wrote:

I find it funny that people are hating on Walmart for investing in MTB. I thought we all wanted the return of big corporate ...more

Dave, oligarchs using family foundation money to build trails isn’t a “return of corporate sponsorship” though- of the walton owned properties that have been brought in to sponsor stuff(like last year’s Walmart Cyclocross worlds in Ar), When they do engage in sponsorship, it’s meaningless. qwik trip, Intelligentsia, Moosejaw- all properties owned by walton’s that have been title sponsors of cycling events this year.
If the waltons actually cared about cycling, they would maybe spend their inherited wealth un-f$cking the american economy and political system(oh wait, can’t sorry, the town our executives live in needs singletrack sidewalks).
There isn’t ROI on sponsorship without a functional, independent cycling press, that reaches non-endemic eyeballs, or actual, compelling sport and storylines that can draw in non-endemic media… Think trials riders in team kit bouncing on late night host’s desks, or compelling personal stories of grit and eventual success on a national or world stage. Athletes are now expected to create and curate their own stories(Lifetime GP entry criteria is a great(bad) example of that, the Frameworks project is a example that actually has value for sponsors).
Bike racing needs to be run for and by bike racers and the bike industry, not as greenwashing/damage control to cover up for large scale economic malfeasance, destination marketing for the Ozarks or some weird roll-up of participation-based events owned by a publically traded gym chain!

At this point the waltons control both the discretionary and non discretionary budgets of USAC(domination of the USAC foundation board, and placing the head of one of their family foundations as the president of USAC).

The waltons need to do a lot more. Like give us all health insurance, and fund some dang schools!

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8/12/2022 5:21 AM

krabo83 wrote:

could be fox regarding clothing. or maybe canyon and FMD, but what was it, the second season on canyon now?
as far as i ...more

Wouldn't surprise me if under the new ownership, Fox starts thinning their roster to save money.

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8/12/2022 5:34 AM

Sven Martin has confirmed via insta story of the calendars. First DH isn’t until June!

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8/12/2022 5:38 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/12/2022 5:57 AM

Crazy late start to the DH races for next year!

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8/12/2022 5:51 AM

“If you’re rich you need to give everybody free stuff” lmao

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8/12/2022 6:21 AM

Reigninaus wrote:

Crazy late start to the DH races for next year!

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Note that this doesn't include World Champs, which will be in Scotland somewhere between August 3-13. No racing in July, and a mid-season World's. Interesting.

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8/12/2022 6:24 AM

Masjo wrote:

Note that this doesn't include World Champs, which will be in Scotland somewhere between August 3-13. No racing in July, and a ...more

9-11 June - Lenzerheide, Switzerland
15-18 June - Leogang, Austria
30 June-2 July - Val di Sole, Italy
August - World Champs, Fort William, Scotland
23-27 August - Vallnord, Andorra
1-3 September - TBC, France
7-17 September - TBC, France
28 September-1 October - Snowshoe USA
6-8 October - Mont-Sainte-Anne

So this year's world champ will get to wear the jersey for 1 race this year and 3 races next year.

LOL

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8/12/2022 6:32 AM

The stripes are forever anyway, so...

Anywho, any chance of a central-European or southern-European race in spring that hasn't been confirmed yet and will be added at a later date maybe? That Lošinj world cup at end of april was amazing, shorts weather, a few days of early seaside vacation, bike racing, etc. smile Would love to see it back on the calendar.

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8/12/2022 6:39 AM

thanks for posting the schedule! june for DH = rough.

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8/12/2022 6:43 AM

here's the full press release from UCI site
https://www.uci.org/pressrelease/uci-and-warner-bros-discovery-unveil-2023-uci-mountain-bike-world-cup-and/64KRJ0mb45MsFe8nn3DDBj
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UCI and Warner Bros. Discovery unveil 2023 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and Enduro World Series calendar
All major mountain bike formats united under a combined calendar for the first time to support the growth of the sport.

15 rounds covering 34 races across 10 countries and 3 continents announced for 2023.

ESO Sports and Discovery Sports Events partnering to deliver the UCI’s new vision for mountain bike.

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) have unveiled the new calendar for the 2023 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and Enduro World Series. The plan unifies all major mountain bike formats under one combined calendar for the first time and will take riders to ten countries across three continents.

As mountain bike enters a new era, riders and fans can look forward to cross-country Olympic, cross-country short track, downhill and enduro, aligning for the first time in the history of the sport. Further details around E-mountain bike enduro and cross-country marathon will be released in September 2022. The new-look calendar will see some mountain bike formats sit alongside one another for the first time, racing grouped by location to maximise sustainability and brand new venues making their global debut, while valued sites keep their place in the calendar.

The reinvigorated calendar was developed by the UCI in partnership with ESO Sports and Discovery Sports Events, two of WBD’s specialist sport organisations.

An enhanced and combined calendar to reflect the growth of mountain bike

With 15 rounds covering 34 races organised across the world, the 2023 combined calendar for the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and Enduro World Series will see action taking place in ten countries across three continents. Cross-country Olympic and cross-country short track each have nine rounds in total, while downhill and enduro each have eight. As well as brand new locations brought into the fold, established venues will welcome new formats onto their trails.

The new structure will reflect the growth of the sport, allowing each of mountain bike’s different formats to flourish, reach new audiences and enhance the experience for fans both on site and watching from home. ESO Sports, the owner and operator of the Enduro World Series (EWS) and in whom WBD recently invested, will drive the project to globally unify mountain bike and elevate it to new levels, in collaboration with the UCI. Discovery Sports Events, the global promoter and event management leader, is extending its relationship with the UCI to help promote the sport in support of further growing its global audience.

UCI President David Lappartient said:"The launch of the 2023 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and Enduro World Series calendar marks a major step forward in our work to modernise mountain bike, one of our five Olympic disciplines. With the integration of enduro, and soon also of cross-country marathon and E-mountain bike enduro to the events of the calendar, which already includes cross-country Olympic, cross-country short track and downhill, the events will take on a new dimension, bringing together even more athletes and fans. We also look forward to introducing new hosts for some rounds while welcoming back traditional venues that have been greatly appreciated over the years. The partnership between the UCI and Warner Bros. Discovery will significantly increase the international exposure for mountain bike, allowing the sport to continue to grow globally.”

Chris Ball, CEO of ESO Sports, said: “For the first time all major mountain bike formats align on one calendar, giving teams, athletes and fans new opportunities to experience their favourite racing with no date clashes.”

“We’ve done our best to group venues in close geographical proximity to reduce the season’s travel footprint and increase efficiencies for everyone on the tour. We’ll be hosting new event schedules combining formats that have never been combined before, giving riders a unique new experience and using the very best of the terrain available at each location to provide the best racing on the planet, while of course valued race tracks remain in the calendar.”

“Calendar classics sprinkled with some new venues - 2023 is going to be an incredibly exciting first step towards our long term plans for mountain bike racing worldwide.”
2023 MTB Calendar

Racing gets underway in March with an enduro double-header in Tasmania, Australia, first in new venue Maydena, followed by Derby.

Limburg-Valkenburg in the Netherlands makes its UCI Mountain Bike World Cup debut when it kicks off the cross-country season, with classic venue Nové Město na Moravě in the Czech Republic hosting the second round of the cross-country.

The races come thick and fast in June, with enduro heading to its spiritual home in Finale Ligure, Italy, followed by cross-country and downhill in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. From here it’s on to a huge week of racing in Leogang in Austria as, cross-country, downhill and enduro all take to the region’s famous mountains and converge at the same venue for the first time. Enduro then heads to Val di Fassa Trentino in Italy, while cross-country and downhill make their way to Val di Sole Trentino, Italy.

July and August will see an extended break from racing, allowing the athletes some time to rest and recover mid-season ahead of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships which take place in Glasgow and across Scotland (Great Britain) in August.

Racing then picks back up again at the end of August with cross-country and downhill heading to Vallnord Pal Arinsal in Andorra. All mountain bike formats then come together in France.

The final racing block takes place in North America. Snowshoe in the USA will serve as the penultimate round for cross-country and downhill, before the iconic surrounds of Mont-Sainte-Anne in Canada rounds out the season.

A new vision for mountain bike

As the UCI starts to deliver its new vision for the future of mountain bike, the organisation will seek to utilise WBD’s global scale and media platforms, whilst it has begun collaborating with the two WBD specialist organisations. ESO Sports is working in partnership with Discovery Sports Events to deliver the organisation, media production and broadcast, promotion and commercialisation of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup.

More information about WBD and Discovery Sports Events partnership with the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup is available here.

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8/12/2022 6:48 AM

Holding snowshoe during the school year is going to impact attendance at such a remote event.

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8/12/2022 6:59 AM

Shame so many DH and Enduro events on at the same time for those that try to do both.

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