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Out with Schladming, in with Leogang

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4/9/2010 8:57 AM

from, not to be confused with the WGA, World Canadian Bureau (obscure South Park reference...sorry)

Originally scheduled to take place in Schladming, Austria, the sixth round of the 2010 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup will now take place in another Austrian resort, Leogang (Salzburger Land). The date, (June 19th and 20th) remains unchanged.

Schladming has been on the World Cup calendar since 2004 and has already been voted best event of the series, thanks in particular to its downhill track which is especially appreciated by specialists of the discipline. However, as the popular resort has been awarded the 2013 Ski World Championships, it is currently undergoing important works and transformations which make it impossible to stage the mountain bike event.

The International Cycling Union (UCI) is pleased to announce that another venue will replace Schladming. Leogang has agreed to organise the sixth round of the World Cup, a double event featuring the downhill and four-cross disciplines. The change will allow Leogang, which already has an event registered on the UCI international calendar the following weekend (June 26th and 27th), to provide a veritable mountain bike festival for fans of the sport. The UCI is delighted to have found an excellent alternative on the same date as Schladming, which minimises the implications for the riders, teams and media.
The 2010 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup comprises nine events starting with an Olympic cross-country event in Yorkshire Dalby Forest (GBR) on April 24th and 25th, and finishing with a triple event in Windham (USA) on August 28th and 29th.

More ample information about the Leogang site will soon be available on the Mountain Bike World Cup page of the UCI website.
UCI Press Service

Canadian Cyclist


4/9/2010 9:36 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:18 AM

vid from 2006

leogang better be pretty good to make up for this change


4/9/2010 10:27 AM

Such a sick track. I bet none of the boys are pleased with this change. Isn't that vid from 2006?


4/9/2010 10:29 AM

oops. yea 2006. i changed it


4/9/2010 11:59 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/4/2011 5:11 PM

this a a very sad schladming is the sickest track ever all the riders love it


4/9/2010 12:33 PM

Something smells fishy. Do you really need over 2 1/2 years to prepare for a ski event? And to top it off everyone is notified less than a month before the start of the worlds. I've never had Austrian cheese but I bet it stinks! This is so similar to what just happened in the US Outdoor Motocross series, they dropped Glen Helen from the schedule less than 2 months out.......coincidence? Probably.


4/9/2010 1:29 PM

mxnate wrote:

Something smells fishy. Do you really need over 2 1/2 years to prepare for a ski event? And to top it off everyone is notified ...more

you should see how long they were working on Whistler to prepare for the Olympics, parts of freight train was temporarily closed year after year.. Keep in mind it's not all about moving snow around right?


4/9/2010 2:47 PM

i just wonder why they pulled this decision now.

did they really not foresee this a few months ago when the schedules were made? if a world champs ski event takes 3 years to plan, i hope a quality world cup bike event takes less than 3 months to plan b/c that's all there is now. just seems like mtb events are the least concern for those involved.


4/9/2010 4:26 PM

The might be rebuilding the gondola, whch would make it unusable. How will you get the riders to the top then?


4/10/2010 3:23 AM

Massive earthworks goes on to create ski pistes. I can understand why it will take a while.
Just daft they havent told any one