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2007 UCI Schedule and Rule Change

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Rumour has it that the previously leaked information about needing 20 points to compete in any World Cup event has been made official. We are awaiting official confirmation of this now from Mr. Peter Van Den Abeele at the UCI. Will Longden posted this memo on descent world this morning:

"You will find enclosed the new regulation concerning the participation in UCI Mountain Bike World Cup events which has been approved by the UCI Management Board on the recommendation of the Mountain Bike Commission and to come into effect on January 1st 2007. The modification will be updated as soon as possible on the UCI website.

Participation in UCI Mountain Bike World Cup events

The conditions of participation in UCI MTB World Cup events are as follows:
Obtaining a minimum of 20 UCI points in the individual UCI MTB classification of
December 31st of the previous year for the format in question (XCO, DHI, 4X)
Obtaining, during the current season, a minimum of 20 UCI points in the
reference’s classification* applicable for the qualification in the UCI MTB World
Cup event in which the rider wish to participate

UCI MTB teams and national teams benefit from an extra participation quota and are
allowed to enter, in addition to the riders fulfilling one of the above mentioned
conditions, a certain number of riders according to the details below:
Riders belonging to a UCI MTB team: a maximum of 10 riders per format (XCO,
DHI, 4X) is allowed to start
Riders belonging to a national team (in national outfit): a maximum of 6 riders per
format (XCO, DHI, 4X) is allowed to start"

2007 UCI World Cup MTB Schedule.

UCI World Cup DHI/4X #1 12-13.05.2007 Vigo (ESP)
UCI World Cup XCO #3/DHI/4X #2 09-10.06.2007 Champéry (SUI)
UCI World Cup XCO #4/DHI/4X #3 23-24.06.2007 Mount-Sainte-Anne (CAN)
UCI World Cup XCO #5/DHI/4X #4 30.06-1.07.2007 TBD (USA)
UCI World Cup DHI/4X #5 07-08.07.2007 Schladming (AUT)
UCI World Cup XCO/DHI/4X #6 15-16.09. Maribor (SLO)

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Posted on Jan 19, 2007 13:20:29 -0400 by Brady.