2020 MTB World Cup

Making Up The Numbers Podcast | 2020 MTB World Cup – Let’s Go Racing!

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We have a 2020 MTB World Cup season on the horizon! Joining George & Jack to discuss it are the UCI’s Simon Burney, Nina Hoffmann, Trek Factory Racing’s Andrew Shandro & Fit 4 Racing’s Jonny Thompson!

Last week the UCI released a revised 2020 Downhill World Cup calendar which kicks off in Lenzerheide on the 5th of September and finishes in Lousa on the 1st November. It’s a five venue, seven race series with double headers at the final two rounds in Maribor & Lousa. Then, in the middle of all that there’s also World Champs in Leogang.

In total it’s eight races in eight weeks.

In the podcast Jack Reading George talk to the UCI’s Simon Burney, Nina Hoffmann, Trek Factory DH Team Manager Andrew Shandro & Fit 4 Racing’s Jonny Thompson to get their thoughts, looking at everything from logistics to fitness.

Here’s a more detailed look at those dates.

The season starts on the 5-6 September in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, then we head straight to Val di Sole the following weekend (12-13 September), then it’s on to Les Gets (19-20 September). Three races in three weeks and then a week off – breathe everyone!

World Champs is the following weekend 5th – 11th October in Leogang. The following weekend after that is Maribor and it’s a double header, two races on one weekend 15-18 October 

Then there’s a week off before the final venue, another double header in Lousa.

Listen to the podcast to find out more about how the season will run, and the new challenges it offers up.

Nina Hoffmann

Andrew Shandro

Ethan Shandro with father Andrew Shandro on Vancouver’s North Shore, British Columbia. Credit: Sterling Lorence

Jonny Thompson

2020 MTB World Cup

Simon Burney

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Previously on Making Up The Numbers Podcast

Season 2

Season 1

After taking a 17 year break from exercise, George rediscovered mountain bikes in 2008. Six years later, at 40 years of age he started racing Downhill and the following season somehow ended up on the Revolution Bike Park Race Team. As the other members of the team fought for podiums and National Series victories, George searched for mid-pack mediocrity. In a bit to add some value #makingupthenumbers was born; a blog about their race weekends and in particular life towards the back of the field.

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