It’s the MTB World Championships this week over in Les Gets, France. Here’s a simple guide as to when things are happening and who’s racing for Great Britain. And who’s not.
With bonus electric Peter Sagan content for the lolz.
August 26 – XCC World Championships
August 27 – Women’s Downhill World Championship
August 27 – Men’s Downhill World Championship
August 28 – Women’s Cross-Country World Championship
August 28 – Men’s Cross-Country World Championship
No exact times available as yet. We’ll update this page when we get the timetables.
Great Britain Cycling Team
British Cycling listed the 42 riders who will be competing. Included in the team is Olympic champ Tom Pidcock, current XC world champ Evie Richards and two-time DH world champ Danny Hart. Oh and Tahnée Seagrave is making a return to elite racing too.
Evie Richards said: “I just absolutely can’t wait to be honest. Winning the World Championships in 2021 was such an incredible moment for me and since then, I’ve had a really tough year with injury and illness and haven’t been feeling my best.
“The recent Commonwealth Games win was a real boost to my confidence. This is a great course and I’m ready to just get on my bike, enjoy the race and hopefully come away with the rainbow jersey.”
Cross-country Elite men:
Cross–country Elite women:
Cross-country Under-23 men:
Cross-country Under-23 women:
Cross-country Junior men:
Huw Buck Jones
Cross-country Junior women:
Downhill Elite men:
Downhill Elite women:
Downhill Junior men:
Downhill Junior women:
E-MTB Elite men:
Who’s not racing?
Matt Walker (GB) – injured
Mathias Flückiger (SWI) – provisionally suspended due to anti-doping rule violation
Rachel Atherton (GB) – in case you were wondering/hoping
Connor Fearon (AUS) – out with concussion
Who are the current World Champions?
Nino Schurter XCO
Christopher Blevins XCC
Jerome Gilloux EMTB
Greg Minnaar DH
Tomas Slavik 4X
Evie Richards XCO
Sina Frei XCC
Nicole Goeldi EMTB
Myriam Nicole DH
Michaela Hajkova 4X
Under 23 and Junior:
Martin Vidaurre U23 XC MEN
Adrien Boichis JR XC MEN
Jackson Goldstone JR DH MEN
Mona Mitterwallner U23 XC WOMEN
Line Burquier JR XC WOMEN
Isabel Yankova JR DH WOMEN
How to watch it live
The 2022 UCI MTB World Championships live stream will be on Red Bull TV (well, if you live in Albania, Slovakia, Sweden or UK anyway). Best thing to do at the mo is bookmark the following link…
Slightly waning road racing superstar Peter Sagan is competing in the E-MTB category for Slovakia.
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