XC mountain biking at the 2022 Commonwealth Games is happening today. The men’s race is at 11:30am. The women’s race is at
The event is taking place at Cannock Chase, which was chosen due to its proximity to the nominal city host of the games (Birmingham).
The course and the venue layout can be seen below.
As with pretty much everything taking place at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, you should be able to watch the mountain bike racing on the BBC iPlayer’s specific Commonwealth Games section.
Who’s racing? I’ll be honest with you. It’s proven to be quite hard to find out!
From what I can make out, the confirmed British Isles racers include: Evie Richards (Eng), Harry Birchill (Eng), Joseph Blackmore (Eng), Isla Short (Sco), Charlie Aldridge (Sco), Cameron Orr (N.I.) and Chris McGlinchey (N.I.). I couldn’t see anyone from Wales competing in the mountain bike events but could be wrong!
Please comment below if you know of anyone not listed above.
In terms of more internationally flung racers, unfortunately Anton Cooper has had to pull out due to Covid.
Mountain biking has been part of the Commonwealth Games since 2002 (remember Manchester?). The podium at the last Games looked like this:
- Annie Last (Eng)
- Evie Richards (Eng)
- Haley Smith (Can)
- Same Gaze (N.Z.)
- Anton Cooper (N.Z.)
- Alan Hatherly (S.A.)
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