Approved by the UCI Mountain Bike Commission but subject to approval by the UCI Management Committee, the 2014 calendar will comprise seven rounds in seven different countries.
Two new World Cup destinations in 2014 are Cairns, Australia, and Méribel in France, both hosting a triple event (XC, XC Eliminator and Downhill). The second round in Cairns will prepare the way for the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, which have also been awarded to the “Tropical North Queensland.”
Méribel will provide the stage for the final round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup (August 23 - 24). It will be the last chance for the athletes to confront each other before the World Championships which will get under way in Hafjell, Norway, 10 days later. Meanwhile Windham returns after a one-year absence with a triple event.
2014 UCI World Cup Downhill Schedule
UCI World Cup XCO/XCE/DHI Round 1 -
April 5-6 April 10-13 (See schedule change) -Pietermaritzburg (RSA)
UCI World Cup XCO/XCE/DHI Round 2 - April 26-27 - Cairns (AUS)
UCI World Cup DHI Round 3 - June 7-8 - Fort William (GBR)
UCI World Cup DHI Round 4 - June 14-15 - Leogang (AUT)
UCI World Cup XCO/XCE/DHI Round 5 - August 2-3 - Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN)
UCI World Cup XCO/XCE/DHI Round 6 - August 9-10 - Windham (USA)
UCI World Cup XCO/XCE/DHI Round 7 - August 23-24 - Méribel (FRA)
UCI World Championship DHI - September 4-7 - Hafjell (NOR)