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There is Now an E-Bike Mountain Bike World Cup Series

The mountain bike series strictly reserved for electric bikes, launched in 2019, steps up onto the world stage thanks to a long-term agreement.

The World E-Bike Series Management (WES) and the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) are pleased to announce that the first UCI World Cup in the history of E-mountain bike cross-country will be held in 2020.

Global organizer WES has been working closely with the world governing body of cycling to develop E-mountain bike racing and support the improvement and promotion of this modern mountain bike format.

The UCI World Cup will also provide an ideal platform to help achieve two major aims of the WES-UCI partnership: to continue working on the technology applied to bike controls and to involve the industry in supporting the sport's evolution.


WES CEO and Founder, Francesco Di Biase: "We are delighted to unveil the first-ever UCI E-MTB XC WORLD CUP as a result of the hard work done in collaboration with the UCI over the last couple of years. We hope that this prestigious title will encourage both well-known and young athletes to challenge themselves in this fascinating discipline".

UCI President David Lappartient: “It gives me great pleasure to launch the inaugural UCI E-Mountain Bike Cross-country World Cup, and I am thrilled that the UCI can bank on the recognized expertise of World E-Bike Series for its organization. The discipline now has a World Cup to go with the UCI World Championships, and I have every confidence in the development of E-MTB at the elite level and among amateur and recreational riders.”

E-mountain bikes make use of two energy sources: leg power and an electric motor that offers assistance while the rider turns the pedals. The motor has a maximum continuous rated power output of 250 watts and stops providing assistance at a speed of 25 km/h.

The WES format will this year see top-level competition which will be the perfect scenario for amateurs to get closer to this sport and have the chance to ride the UCI E-MTB XC WORLD CUP trails.

The 2020 UCI E-MOUNTAIN BIKE CROSS-COUNTRY WORLD CUP Calendar follows the WES World E-Bike Series Calendar previously announced:

  • Monaco (P.ty) 6-7 March
  • Switzerland, Ascona-Locarno 17-18 April
  • Italy, Bologna 5-6 June
  • TBA, 11-12 September
  • Spain, Barcelona 2-3 October

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