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Big news today (or expected?), the UCI is looking for a a new MTB World Cup title sponsor, which starts in Germany this May. They will not be continuing their contract with On the other hand, Shimano will continue as the presenting partner for another four years.

Press release below...


The International Cycling Union (UCI) is looking for a title sponsor for the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano, which gets under way in Albstadt (GER) in May.

The UCI will not be continuing its contract with, which was title sponsor for the World Cup series in 2012. Discussions are already under way with other parties with a view to different partnership packages including naming rights, on-site visibility and promotional opportunities across the disciplines XCO, DHI and XCE.

Meanwhile, long-standing presenting sponsor Shimano continues its partnership with the Mountain Bike World Cup for another four years.

The 2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano will include eight rounds in eight different countries, finishing with the Downhill final in Leogang (AUT) in September. -- UCI Communication Services

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